Disney has been responsible for many of history’s most familiar and iconic cartoon characters, but you might not realise how much Disney characters could inspire you when it comes to your choices of eyewear.
Here are just some examples of such characters sporting eye-catching eyewear and how you can copy their style.
Carl Fredricksen (Up)
To call Up, the Pixar film released to cinemas in 2009, bizarre would be putting it rather mildly.
Even once you’ve looked beyond the fact that the main characters largely get by in a home floated across the sky by thousands of attached balloons, there are still the dogs capable of speaking English in strangely robotic-sounding voices to contend with.
And then, at the centre of it all, is the grumpy old widower Carl Fredricksen – who, with his mumbling voice and false teeth, hardly fits the stereotypical image of a lead star in a major blockbuster film.
However, he’s probably bought his spectacles from SelectSpecs, judging from their physical similarity to this pair, the Savannah 2444 in Black. Who ever said old men couldn’t be style icons?
Merlin (The Sword in the Stone)
The mere mention of a movie wizard might, these days, instantly bring to mind Gandalf – but, in 1963, it was Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend, who was amazing cinema audiences.
In the Disney film The Sword in the Stone, he helps the young King Arthur – who bizarrely, in this film, speaks in an American accent. Someone at Disney didn’t do enough historical research…
In this clip from the film, Merlin returns from a trip in twentieth century Bermuda – and he’s wearing a rather fetching pair of shades.
Yellow might initially seem a strange colour for sunglasses frames, but we reckon that the old wizard might be onto something – just check out these sunglasses, the Savannah 8121 – Yellow (Sunglasses). They make yellow look especially awesome…
Milo Thatch (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
The film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which told the story of a young linguist hoping to discover the lost city of Atlantis, didn’t exactly set the box office alight upon its release in 2001.
However, it’s hard to overlook the oval and rimless design of the spectacles sported by the dashing lead character Milo Thatch, who is voiced by Michael J. Fox.
Don’t those glasses look a lot like this pair, the Giorgio Armani AR5004T? We certainly like the minimalist look that comes with rimless spectacles like this oval set.
For a bit of nostalgia here’s the full trailer.
Winnie brownie points with your kids
If you’ve got kids who are besotted with Disney, well, you could certainly do worse than buy a pair of the Disney-branded small fit sunglasses. The image of Winnie the Pooh features on this red pair, the Disney D0402 WINNIE THE POOH.
Various princesses have become iconic among the Disney character line-up – and, indeed, we stock Disney sunglasses on which Tangled star Rapunzel and The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel appear. Check out the Disney D0507 DISNEY PRINCESS and Disney D0409 DISNEY PRINCESS…
As you can see, whether you treat yourself, another adult or your kids, there are plenty of ways to inject a little Disney into your eyewear style.
We don’t doubt that Disney will, long into the future, provide us with many more bespectacled characters who could pose surprising sources of inspiration.
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