No matter what classic film Stanley Tucci has been in — “Maid in Manhattan,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Julia & Julia,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “The Hunger Games” franchise among them — his iconic glasses almost always make an appearance.
For years, Tucci, 60, has rocked his simple and sophisticated black-frame eyeglasses. And while even he has said he doesn’t know what brand makes them, Eyeglasses.com decided to take it upon themselves to make a nearly identical pair!
The actor, writer and producer has most recently been seen wearing his famous frames in his CNN food and travel series “Searching for Italy.”
“Stanley Tucci’s eyewear style is superb,” said Eyeglasses.com founder and CEO Mark S. Agnew. “He wears these iconic glasses that he says were a gift and do not have a brand associated with them — I was so inspired to re-create his style.”
Agnew created a beautiful, custom design that’s very similar to Tucci’s glasses, under his Italian private label Dolomiti Eyewear and called “The Stanley.” While you won’t be able to get your hands on a pair for a few months, Eyewear.com is accepting pre-orders now, with a launch in August 2021.
Note: The website flagged that August is a timing estimate — not a guarantee — due to unexpected production delays and said they are taking pre-orders now due to the expected high demand.
According to the brand, the main difference is that their glasses are a more “wearable” and adjustable design for the temples. Eyeglasses.com noted that Tucci’s frames are a bit thicker and straight, which makes them less adjustable and heavier.
“The Stanley” glasses will be available in an array of colors, including Shiny Black, Havana, Midnight Crystal Blue and Tortoise.
Agnew went on to explain the design of the custom eyeglasses: “[We used] the highest-quality Italian Mazzuchelli zyl acetate and Italian quadruple barrel hinges, each held with six bolts through the thick material for a design that will last a lifetime.”
The Eyewear.com CEO added that opticals will be “crafted in Italy with the same quality and design as premium designer brands, but will retail at $188.00 — a fraction of the price.”
In order to gauge customer interest, Agnew is contemplating making the Tucci replicas a limited-edition pair. Regardless, he’s planning on sending Tucci a pair to wear “in case he needs a backup.”
Originally published at https://nypost.com/2021/04/30/where-to-buy-stanley-tucci-glasses/ on .