Marking the first-ever collaboration with the actors estate, stylish sunglass outfitters Oliver Peoples have produced the Cary Grant collection. A seriously cool range of sunglasses and glasses inspired by those the legendary actor wore in the 1959 Hollywood classic North by Northwest.
Named the Cary Grant Sun, these shades are handcrafted from layers of custom acetate. The aesthetics and details have been specifically designed to keep the integrity of the style worn in the original film.
Cary Grant Sun in Grant Tortoise. £317
In true Oliver Peoples fashion you can expect exceptional features such as hand-laid functional pins on the frames. These offer double adherence between the frame front and hinge for additional strength and durability.
There is five fantastic colours to choose from. The iconic Grant Tortoise, Dm2, Dusty Olive, Washed Teal and Black. All the sunglasses come with polarised glass lenses and additionally some lovely premium packaging bearing the actors name.
Of course the aptly named Cary Grant glasses are equally as stylish. This optical frame bears the instantly recognisable oval shape lenses from the film. Similar to the sunglasses there are five colours available. Grant Tortoise, Black, Emerald Bark, 362/horn and Military Vsb giving you plenty of options to fit your preference or style.
Cary Grant in Grant Tortoise. £248
Both the sunglasses and optical version come in the same size. With a lens width of 48mm, bridge width of 22mm and temple length of 145mm they don’t dominate your face. Very classy indeed like the man himself.
“Grant was one of the most elegant men in the world” says Giampiero Tagliaferri, creative director at Oliver Peoples.
Head over to the Oliver Peoples website and check out what is going to be summer essentials for the dapper, appreciative Cary Grant chap out there.