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The Frames of Yore


As we’ve noticed before, frames haven’t changed much in the past few decades. So it’s nice to find a brand that was actually making them way back when.

Anglo-American Optical has been in the game since 1882, putting them a good century ahead of most of the other brands out there—and giving them quite an archive to pick from. So when you start looking for the same frames as that one extra in The Italian Job, there’s a good chance they’ve got the exact model. And if you want a slight twist on it, you can try out their “handmade” section, which lets you get a little more custom. Our favorite so far is this quasi-Wayfarer, available in any number of Moscot-esque shades.