For the hep cats: Black Eyewear sunglasses

Every once in a while I get sent a press release that really excites me. This morning it was one from a brand I hadn’t heard of before: Black Eyewear.

The label’s glasses and sunglasses are designed by 67 year-old Robert Roope, a jazz fanatic who was born in Hull and managed to travel to different parts of the world, accumulating over a thousand vintage frames along the way. All of the frames for sale are inspired by and named after jazz musicians of the Forties, Fifties and Sixties. 

I’ve not seen such a brilliant range of sunglasses in ages, and with prices starting at £70, these are now on top of my spring wish list.

Buy online from Retrospecs.

2 responses to “For the hep cats: Black Eyewear sunglasses

  1. Thanks for this great post about Black Eyewear. The Black Eyewear Collection is also available for purchase at And we have recently launched the Frame Style Guide at This allows you to submit a photo and receive personalised recommendations on frames to suit your face shape. Check it out!

  2. das sekretärinnen-modell ist toll und steht auch ganz oben auf meiner spring-wish-list. da muss nur noch der frühling hereinscheinen

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