Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunglasses in the Movie Quantum of Solace


When I saw the first of the new James Bond movies, I can’t say how much I was impressed with Daniel Craig’s Bond.  The cocky self-love fest was over.  Bond was stripped down now to a more realistic, albeit primal character.  He is more human in his weakness, but more precise in his killing.  There is a dash of Bourne in him now.   

The new film, Quantum of Solace, has Bond flying all over the world trying to foil the plans of evil Dominic Greene, hell bent on ruling Bolivia.  It also involves a revenge plot surrounding events from the first film.  That’s all I know.



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Bond can be seen wearing a pair of sunglasses throughout the movie and it actually took me some time to find out what it is.  Apparently a lot of people have been arguing about whether the frame is Tom Ford TF108 19 or are actually a discontinued pair of Oliver Peoples called Airman.  I’ve read that Daniel Craig actually selected some of the items to be worn in Quantum of Solace, sunglasses included and he choose Olive Peoples, but as Tom Ford is doing all the clothing, they've actually supplied him with the TF108 19.  Well, Daniel Craig has got excellent taste.   


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42 Responses to “Sunglasses in the Movie Quantum of Solace”

Mike said...
October 20, 2008 at 8:25 PM

I saw the Tom Ford 108s on Ebay, but I've never heard of the model. Last time I checked the site it stops at 107.

And I, too, have heard that there'll be a limited re-release of the Airman, but for the life of me I can't remember where. Probably meaning it's B.S., eh?


Sunglasses Guy said...
October 20, 2008 at 10:21 PM

I actually read on a message board that specializes in James Bond things (there is a message board for everything, yes) and people there had been calling Oliver Peoples to see about a re-issue. I guess they see the popularity the Airman could have.


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Lucy said...
October 30, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Haven't seen the film yet but lots of people is more Jason Bourne than James Bond


Anonymous said...
November 5, 2008 at 7:42 AM

Does anyone knows what are the sunglasses model worn by Dominic Greene in Haiti in the movie?


Sunglasses Guy said...
November 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Have you got a picture of what Dominic Greene is wearing? That might help me.


Anonymous said...
November 6, 2008 at 2:03 AM

I am sorry but I can not find pictures where you can really see them well...If you follow the following link, http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=18834414&cfilm=114851.html
you will see the trailer and you will be able to see the glasse at the 47th second of the trailer.
They look like vintage wayfarer in wood...but I do not know.
Many thanks anyway.


Anonymous said...
November 6, 2008 at 2:10 AM

I am sorry...it has cut the link...here it is in full:
http://www.allocine.fr/video/player
_gen_cmedia=18834414&cfilm=114851.html


ash said...
November 7, 2008 at 8:12 AM

does anyone know what sunglasses is dominic green wearing in this pic?

http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2008_Quantum_of_Solace/2008_quantum_of_solace_016.jpg


Anonymous said...
November 8, 2008 at 1:01 PM

I concur with the comment above. Any leads on the Dominic Greene sunglasses from the Haiti docs scene would be greatly greatly appreciated.


Sunglasses Guy said...
November 9, 2008 at 12:14 PM

I've looked everyone for them and can't find them. Tom Ford has many styles like them. It's a basic wayfarer style, and you will find some styles on the Tom Ford site that are almost identical.


Anonymous said...
November 10, 2008 at 3:46 PM

they are not tom ford , will be good to know exactly the brand ... :)


Anonymous said...
November 11, 2008 at 8:11 AM

They remind me of "Chrome Hearts" sunglasses. But i am not sure


thee said...
November 15, 2008 at 2:25 AM

Does anyone know of the sunglasses Fernando Guillén Cuervo, the Bolivian Chief of Police, is wearing? he's the guy on the right of this picture...

http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/5/4/9/8/21918945-21918947-large.jpg

Many thanks


Anonymous said...
November 17, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Yes, I would really like to know what these sunglasses are as well, does anyone know?


Carsten said...
November 18, 2008 at 5:16 AM

I would say that Dominic Greenes sunglasses in the dock scene would be a Cutler And Gross 0692 optical frame fittet with tinted lenses
http://www.oipolloi.com/oipolloi/gfx-items/1774-300.jpg


Sunglasses Guy said...
November 18, 2008 at 7:36 AM

It could be Cutler and Gross. It is very similar looking.


Anonymous said...
November 18, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Carsten you are magic...that is the exact same model...million thanks...


Anonymous said...
November 19, 2008 at 11:06 AM

wow, so now I just have to go to England to get these glasses. Does anyone know any other way to get a pair of Cutler and Gross sunglasses?


Sunglasses Guy said...
November 19, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Ok everyone, I contacted Cutler and Gross and the pair of sunglasses Dominic Greene is wearing are Cutler and Gross! According to them the model is 0425 Brown Stripe and can be found at their flagship store. They go for 249 Euros. Hope this helps.


JohnPetrucci said...
November 19, 2008 at 5:42 PM

Yeah, what are the Fernando Cuervo sunglasses? It's hard to see in the picture, but a there is a gold t-shaped bridge to them.


Anonymous said...
November 20, 2008 at 1:12 PM

any luck with thoe bolivian police chief oversized avaitors? Fernando Guillen Cuervo sunglasses???


Anonymous said...
November 25, 2008 at 12:44 PM

I concur with the posts above. I must have the Fernando Guillén Cuervo sunglasses! This is the only site on the internet with any mention of them...


Claire said...
November 27, 2008 at 10:51 PM

I'm dyinggg to figure out where to get those glasses worn by Fernando Guillén Cuervo in the movie. Because of the bridge piece in the middle I thought they might be Persol but I couldn't find them. If anybody figures it out please please please let me know. Thank youuu!


Vegi said...
November 29, 2008 at 10:23 AM

I have been looking for Fernando's glasses, and they may be Yves Saint Laurent. Have a look :)


Sunglasses Guy said...
November 29, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Ok, I'll look into that.


Anonymous said...
November 30, 2008 at 10:13 PM

agreed that this is the only site that mentions the sunnies of the police chief..must have! if you could find out that would be awesome..


Anonymous said...
December 1, 2008 at 12:15 PM

vegi, can you post a link to exactly which pair of Yves Saint Laurent shades they are? Thanks!


Anonymous said...
December 1, 2008 at 12:53 PM

Has ANYONE figured this one out? Along with all the people above, getting Fernando Guillén's shades would be awesome, or at least just knowing what they are. I know some of you people know your stuff, thanks a ton.


Anonymous said...
December 4, 2008 at 5:00 PM

yea ive been looking for the colonels sunglasses as well
if anyone has any leads please let us know!


Aditya said...
December 13, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Any luck on the Fernando Guillén Cuervo sunglasses yet?
Please let me know if anyone has a clue as to what those are!?

Thanks


Anonymous said...
December 13, 2008 at 12:33 PM

Any leads on El Colonel's sunglasses? This is still the only site mentioning them.


Anonymous said...
January 18, 2009 at 9:42 PM

I too am VERY interested in the Colonel's sunglasses...any leads?


Anonymous said...
April 10, 2009 at 12:22 AM

YOU GUYS GIVING UP HOPE?


Anonymous said...
April 15, 2009 at 8:52 PM

yep


Anonymous said...
April 18, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Some one needs to find those glasses NOW


Anonymous said...
June 14, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Yes i need those bolivian glasses too, please does anyone know who makes thm


jbreez said...
July 10, 2009 at 7:50 AM

Im still waiting too for someone to post them. Sean Penn wears the same sunglasses in MILK.


jbreez said...
September 4, 2009 at 7:15 AM

GREAT news for EVERYONE. I REALLY didn't want to give this link out but i know I wasn't the only one searching for these glasses. I had someone search them for me. It has taken over 4 months and here they are people.....

http://www.sunglassesid.com/index.php?m=sunglasses&g=Boris-Becker-4804C-Fernando-Guillen-Cuervo

eyecebergg@yahoo.com


Anonymous said...
October 20, 2009 at 8:24 PM

jbreez---thanks a lot! bangin' shades. now its just a matter of finding them.


Anonymous said...
May 2, 2010 at 4:44 PM

i know these are some old posts; however, i was wondering if anyone knows the shades giancarlo giannini is wearing in quantum of solace? i know he wears a set of discontinued persols in casino royale, but i can't tell if the QOS shades are persols (i don't think they are).

thanks!


Anonymous said...
December 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Does anyone know what sunglasses Anthony Hansell is wearing? He is the dockside valet? Here is a picture of the glasses. http://www.aveleyman.com/FilmCredit.aspx?FilmID=28123 Thanks!!!


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