Identifying Christopher Reeve's - Clark Kent Eyeglasses from Superman

agliarept

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Hi,

I'm trying to identify the exact model (if possible) of eyeglasses worn by Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent in the original Superman films.

This article shares they're from "Grant and Glass opticians" but that's all I've got to go on (might send them an email asking if they still make these/know the model).
  1. Clark Kent's Eyeglasses in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Does anyone here know the style of eyeglasses these where? Or does anyone make an accurate replica for eyewear?

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The horns in your example are too pronounced, the lenses aren't squarish enough, and they're not quite big enough.

I went on a similar search a couple months ago. After much searching and thinking, I stumbled upon these (originally on Etsy, but now on Amazon and eBay too), which are REALLY close!

"Emblem Eyewear - Large Oversized Horn Rim Glasses Clear Lens Thin Frame Nerd Mens Womens Glasses"

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PZFRMCS

https://www.ebay.com/itm/404803762326


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Since they were cheap, I picked up a pair, hoping that the tortoiseshell pattern would be sufficiently dark. And it was! I could not believe they could be that close in accuracy and only a few dollars in cost. Look at the comparison:

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It looks really good displayed on top of my Indy Magnoli Clark Kent necktie:

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Hope that helps some. It's not perfect, but it will fool anyone who hasn't been looking at CK glasses for hours. The price and closeness were close enough for me. :)
 
I didn't expect to get such an awesome answer so quickly, thank you!

I had just started this journey a few days ago, digging through eBay for some possible matches and this really helped thank you.

Going to get these and see if i'm able to put in Rx lenses in them.
 
My optometrist's fitter tech and sales guy said he could cut anything I could give him a frame for if it isn't already in their cut database. And, he did. I grabbed a pair of Moscot frames like Depp's and had several prescription lens upgrades since then. They just put them into their own measurement device and it creates a cut pattern. Moscot does do prescription as well, but are not local to me nor work with the same insurance as my doctor.
 
The horns in your example are too pronounced, the lenses aren't squarish enough, and they're not quite big enough.

I went on a similar search a couple months ago. After much searching and thinking, I stumbled upon these (originally on Etsy, but now on Amazon and eBay too), which are REALLY close!

"Emblem Eyewear - Large Oversized Horn Rim Glasses Clear Lens Thin Frame Nerd Mens Womens Glasses"

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PZFRMCS

https://www.ebay.com/itm/404803762326


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Since they were cheap, I picked up a pair, hoping that the tortoiseshell pattern would be sufficiently dark. And it was! I could not believe they could be that close in accuracy and only a few dollars in cost. Look at the comparison:

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It looks really good displayed on top of my Indy Magnoli Clark Kent necktie:

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Hope that helps some. It's not perfect, but it will fool anyone who hasn't been looking at CK glasses for hours. The price and closeness were close enough for me. :)
Already used the link. Frames are on the way. Thank you and thanks to agliarept for the thread that got my attention.
 
Ebay did a similarity offering and this one came up at under 10 for the same pair. I confirmed the picture was exactly the same including the model number.


Looks like a reputable seller, not just stealing cover art.
 

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