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Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby Guest on Sat May 15, 2010 11:54 am

hi everyone!
i'm vittorio from italy...
i have a great question....what model are the north by northwest sunglasses weared by Cary Grant?

i'm sure they are persol,but i don't know the model(i don't think are the classic 649)
here the glasses

http://feastofnemesis.files.wordpress.c ... olor_1.jpg
http://img231.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap1110353893248.png/
http://i44.tinypic.com/2i6igt1.png
thanks to everyone:)
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby Toivonen on Sat May 15, 2010 6:18 pm

something impossible?
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby larumd on Tue May 18, 2010 2:29 pm

Vittorio,

Great movie and Cary Grant is a cultural icon. I think the glasses he is wearing are the Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Eyeglass Frames RX5121. That style has been around since 1952 and is still as cool as ever. The color of the frames are Yellow Havana. I think it's a pretty close match. You can order them with dark lenses just like Cary's.
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby Toivonen on Tue May 18, 2010 2:51 pm

larumd wrote:Vittorio,

Great movie and Cary Grant is a cultural icon. I think the glasses he is wearing are the Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Eyeglass Frames RX5121. That style has been around since 1952 and is still as cool as ever. The color of the frames are Yellow Havana. I think it's a pretty close match. You can order them with dark lenses just like Cary's.

sorry larumd,but they are persol for sure...the have the classic persol "arrow" in the front,right and left side,while the wayfarer has the "olive" :roll:
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby YEAH on Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:19 am

Caro amico italiano,
Not parasols (i dont see the arrow). Not wayfarers. Ray ban "dallas" model. Tough to find. Vintage. Don't make em anymore.
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby Toivonen on Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:56 am

YEAH wrote:Caro amico italiano,
Not parasols (i dont see the arrow). Not wayfarers. Ray ban "dallas" model. Tough to find. Vintage. Don't make em anymore.
hi :)
and thanks for your answer...

it's quite impossible to find the model...
in some images taken from the dvd,they seems persol....

and i find that grace kelly had a pair that was quite the same of the ones cary wears in nbnw

anyway....do you have an image of the dallas model?
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby Toivonen on Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:03 pm

i see the dallas....they're not the sunglasses of the movie...
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby dannyv on Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:26 am

I know that might sound frustrating. Sunglasses and even eyeglasses are like fashion and change constantly. Sometimes they do discontinue them and they are impossible to find.

But, I do agree with larumd, the Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Eyeglass Frames RX5121 is a great match that has the same features as the one Cary Grant wore in the movie.

Good luck!
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby JoeBGood on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:36 pm

They are not the persol. The persol 649 though similar has a distinctive pinching in that fram that curls behind the ear. The Wayfarer Dallas like the wayfarer original have a very iconic thick streamline. Carys are indeed the Wayfarer Dallas.
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby dannyv on Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:59 am

Thank you brent! I think that is a great match for these eyeglasses that were hard to find!
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby lucas on Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:38 pm

ehi ciao!
gli occhiali di cary grant nel film secondo me sono i classici Moscot. modello: Lemtosh - colore: blonde. Ne ho un paio anch'io, ti assicuro che sono loro!

http://www.moscot.com/vintage-eyewear-l ... olor=Clear

ciao Luca
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby larumd on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:40 am

Look at these! The Persol PO2931S Sunglasses, pretty close match I think.
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby Guest on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:54 pm

I think that is a great match for these eyeglasses that were hard to find!
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Re: Cary Grant Sunglasses "north by northwest"

Postby larumd on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:27 am

Thank you!
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