Arthur Darvill’s Sunglasses

Every time I see a photo of Arthur Darvill, he always seems to be wearing these awesome Ray-Ban sunglasses.  With their rounded edges, they’re not quite aviators, but they’ve got a very classic, vintage look.  They’re a little bit different to what most people are wearing these days, and I knew from the first time that I saw them, that I desperately wanted these sunnies.  The problem was, of course, that I didn’t know what they were called. Google told me that they were RB3447s, but upon closer inspection, they didn’t look quite right [RB3447s have gold frames, like the pair that Matt Smith is wearing in the gif at the bottom of this post. Arthur’s glasses have a gold bridge above the nose, but the frames surrounding the lenses appear to be black].

Then, the other day, during a period of procrastination, it occurred to me that I could just scroll through the entire range of sunglasses on the Ray-Ban website until I found what I was after [I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier].  And so I did.

They don’t have a proper name, just a code.  And with a recommended retail price of around $300, I don’t think I’ll be able to afford them any time soon.  Still, they are a beautiful pair of sunglasses, with their curved lenses and gold & leather frames.  If only I were rich, then I’d be able to look just like Doctor Who‘s very own Rory Williams/Mr Pond.

[Top image from rattyburvil (Arthur Darvill) on Instagram; stalker paparazzi photo via mspondee on tumblr; Ninja Turtle photo from rattyburvil (again); RB3475Q image from Ray-Ban; animated gif from starsweptnight on tumblr.  I understand that tumblr isn’t the most reliable of image sources, so if you believe that I’ve incorrectly credited an image in this post, please don’t hesitate to let me know, and I’ll fix it straight away.]


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