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frame identification

Postby nmichave on Thu May 29, 2014 7:02 am

I have been trying to find out what kind of glasses John Oliver (HBO new show, Last Week Tonight) has been wearing lately. First appearance, they are run of the mill metal wayfarer type frame. But what sets these apart, and what I like about them, is that while the outside of the frame is matte black, the inside of the frame is silver. I also like the way the corner of the temples are smooth. Other details is how the temples taper into the ear-piece/pad. And notice the hinges. Does anyone have any ideas who might make these frames? Take a look at the photo below. The pair he is "chewing on" is the same pair he is wearing in the photo. Thanks. http://www.canada.com/cms/binary/9775574.jpg
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Re: frame identification

Postby larumd on Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:00 pm

Thank you for the post. At first I thought they were by an independent company called SALT. He was featured once in GQ wearigng that brand. but alas it is not. I am still looking for this one. Any one else have a clue?

Stay tuned.
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Re: frame identification

Postby nmichave on Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:40 am

I've hand written, emailed and tweeted and facebooked the John Oliver show and his handlers but have not received any replies. I have found a couple of brands that look similar, but can't confirm that they are his frames. William Morris makes a frame, the 1001 that is similar and Tom Davies makes a frame, the TD206 that is similar.

http://eyeglasses.go-optic.com/store/ey ... xHFuPw_wcB

http://www.benmirkin.co.uk/products/?su ... 8&cid=2022
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Re: frame identification

Postby larumd on Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:02 am

The William Morris London 1001 Eyeglasses are sharp. Go with those!
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Re: frame identification

Postby nmichave on Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:53 am

Just an update in case anyone is following this thread....I have found out that John Oliver is wearing the "Holden" frame from Morgenthal Frederics.
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Re: frame identification

Postby larumd on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:49 pm

I love their buffalo horn models.
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