What are the glasses Marcello Mastroianni wears in 8 1/2?

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  1. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    Not the sunglasses, but the regular eyeglasses. They're like a lighter, more curvaceous Wayfarer almost: [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd like to know, too. Probably an Italian maker (Luxottica?). I've got a few vintage American Optical and Ray Ban frames from thrift shops and eBay with prescription lenses. Also, Allyn Scura and eyeglassboy carry some vintage frames in a similar style.

    I've got these:
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    lithium180 Senior member

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    I'd be interested to know the maker of MM's sunglasses as well.
     
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    I think they are typical frames of that era.

    I have about 5 pair of terri brogan and Polo frames from that era.

    Here are some terri brogan frames from the 1980s.

    Mine all have prescription lenses in them and I do not wear them anymore. Would you like a pair?
     
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    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    I think they are typical frames of that era.

    I have about 5 pair of terri brogan and Polo frames from that era.

    Here are some terri brogan frames from the 1980s.

    Mine all have prescription lenses in them and I do not wear them anymore. Would you like a pair?


    You betcha. I'm sure many of us would. You should open a B&S thread, if you never wear them any more & they're just taking up space.
     
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    You betcha. I'm sure many of us would. You should open a B&S thread, if you never wear them any more & they're just taking up space.

    +1
     
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    rnoldh Senior member

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    I think they are typical frames of that era.

    I have about 5 pair of terri brogan and Polo frames from that era.

    Here are some terri brogan frames from the 1980s.

    Mine all have prescription lenses in them and I do not wear them anymore. Would you like a pair?


    You betcha. I'm sure many of us would. You should open a B&S thread, if you never wear them any more & they're just taking up space.

    +1

    I'm surprised but if you want the Marcello Mastroianni look here it is:

    First pair is the terri brogans, second pair is some high dollar Italian Brand I can't make out the name of. Below that is my current pair of reading glasses so you can see the size difference. You can see that the vintage frames are 2 to 2&1/2 as big as my current reading glasses. The bottom three pair are all Polo(Made in Italy) from the late 1970s or early 1980s.

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    Here is the terri brogans, the Italian unnamed, and my current reading glasses. Look at the difference in frame sizes.

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    Here are the 3 Polo frames.

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    And here is a close up of the terri brogans and the unnamed(& the reading glasses.

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    If this is sort of what anyone wants, I'll take proper pictures in sunlight and post them on B & S this weekend. I won't price them very high (but I do want to cover my shipping costs and time).
     
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    Anyone have any ideas on the sunglasses he wears in 8 1/2? The black, thick framed ones..

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
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    Those lighter-colored Polos look nice. I like 'em.
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Anyone have any ideas on the sunglasses he wears in 8 1/2? The black, thick framed ones..

    Thanks,
    Adam

    There was a thread and the consensus is they are nothing you could get today exactly. There were a few close options mentioned, though.
     
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    Pics of my current frames - all very retro inspired: All feature in the WAYT thread on a regular basis

    Frames - Black resin ("Drago" by LA Eyeworks)
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    Frames - Black with yellow inside resin (Oliver Peoples for Paul Smith 1998)
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    Frames - Matt pallidium with matt black temples. Titanium. ("P8109" by Porsche Design)
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    Frames - Faux shell resin (La Font)
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    Frames - Black steel rim-less ("blade" by Freudenhaus)
     
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    all roads lead back to SF. (i realize this is an ancient thread but the hunt goes on)

    I too am trying to find an approximation of the MM eyeglasses from 8 1/2.

    Allyn Scura wants you to use these for your mod MM needs:

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    A nice frame but quite a bit heavier than the frames Marcello is using in the movie. A friend is recommending a search of Cutler and Gross.

    I'd love to hear if anyone has had better luck identifying MM's frames.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are more Michael Caine.

    I haven't found anything about the regular frame he wears, but Marcello wore Prada SPR07F sunglasses.

    [​IMG]
     
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