In the trailer [Youtube.com] for the upcoming ganster movie Legend, we see Ronnie Kray (cast by Tom Hardy) wearing the following glasses:

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Are these glasses accurate for the timespan (1950 - 1960)?
Are such glasses still made today, leaving aside the Rayban Clubmasters, that are similar, but quite different in detail?

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    Malcolm X wore half-rim glasses in the 1950s;
    – user7812
    Jul 5 '15 at 11:15
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    (chuckles) Tom Hardy playing a gangster? Say it ain't so. (squee!) Tom Hardy playing TWO gangsters? I am such a fanboy.
    – CGCampbell
    Jul 5 '15 at 12:48

The glasses are generally referred to as "Half-rim glasses", "Brow-line glasses" (or more colloquially "Eyebrow glasses"). They were indeed appropriate to the period. You can see Ronnie Kray wearing them in the photo below from the early 1960s.

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  • Thanks a lot for your answer, it's sometimes hard to search for something when you don't know the terminology, so this helped me a lot.
    – Etheryte
    Jul 5 '15 at 11:33

The glasses Tom Hardy wears in the film are French Amor Browline Glasses. I have a pair of these myself and they are exactly the same as the ones in the film 'Legend'.

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    @Dugs why you adding duplicate answer? Better to improve existing one.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Aug 22 '15 at 12:03
  • Bounty for finding the exact glasses.
    – Etheryte
    Aug 26 '15 at 19:33

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