13 February 2014
Let’s face it, there aren’t many of us who don’t enjoy curling up and letting their favourite Hollywood leading man melt their heart from the comfort of their own sofa. No matter if you’re feeling loved up or not this Valentine’s Day, take a look at our guide to getting our favourite male ‘specs’ looks direct from the most romantic films in cinematic history.
Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun in ‘The Notebook’
Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (2004) is a flashback filled tale of an unconditional love that spanned a lifetime; Ryan Gosling plays the strong, sensitive hero Noah Calhoun, who won us all over with his boundless devotion to the love of his life, Allie. When Noah returns from the World War II, he’s the picture of the all American hero in his aviator sunglasses.
Get Ryan Gosling’s look with the Calvin Klein 2112s aviator in Bronze for just £40.
Hugh Grant as William Thacker in ‘Notting Hill’
Although Hugh Grant is Hollywood’s go-to guy for a quintessential fumbling-yet-charming Englishman, it was Notting Hill (1999) where he cemented his place in our hearts. As the owner of a quiet travel bookshop in London’s Notting Hill, William Thacker bumbles his way into the life of movie star Anna Scott. His classic bookish look is finished with his famous floppy hair and traditional round horn-rimmed glasses.
Get Hugh’s look with the Retro 10 frame in Tortoise from Retro 54, only £85* online now.
Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle in 'Dirty Dancing'
Patrick Swayze showed us the time of our lives and mamboed his way into our hearts with his smooth moves and wrong-side-of-the-tracks appeal as the misunderstood dance instructor, Johnny Castle, in 1987 classic Dirty Dancing. His iconic all black look was finished with his heavy rimmed black wayfarer sunglasses.
Get Patrick’s look with the ultimate sunglasses, the Ray-Ban 2132 wayfarer in classic black, available online at amazing value for only £89.
*Price includes standard 1.5 index scratch resistant single vision lenses.