Glasses, and sunglasses, in particular, are some of those things that can make anyone look good in a matter of moments. What’s less common, however, are people blessed with such good looks that they make sunglasses look good.
Hollywood’s sweetheart Ryan Gosling is one such extraordinarily handsome person. We’ve all seen the chiseled face, the arresting gaze, and the heartstopping smile—it’s enough to make anyone believe that God absolutely does play favorites.
Let’s take a look at some of his best glasses looks over the years!
Ryan Gosling’s Most Iconic Glasses Looks
On The Screen
Having starred in blockbusters like The Notebook (2004), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and La La Land (2014), Gosling has been almost everyone’s crush at some point in the past decade.
Quite a number of his roles have been characterized by their sharp fashion choices, be it charming casuals, sleek suits, or—you guessed it, glasses. So, let’s have at it.
- La La Land (2016) — Persol PO3105S 51
Few of us can forget just how breathtaking Gosling’s Sebastian Wilder looked in 2016’s Academy Award-winning La La Land. One of his most emblematic looks consisted of a pair of Persol PO3105S 51.
Lightweight and classy, the frames are crafted from acetate obtained from a blend of cotton and powdery pigments. The lenses are made from high-quality crystalline optical materials that are UV-protectant.
Persol glasses are hand-crafted in Italy, and this particular model is a classic in their line, and despite having debuted in the 50s, remains classy and authentic.
- Crazy Stupid Love (2011) — Selima Optique Chad
Resident heartthrob Jacob Palmer from 2011’s Crazy Stupid Love sports a pair of auburn sunglasses strangely reminiscent of Wayfarers. The glasses in question are from Selima Optique with the model name “Chad”.
Handmade in France, these sunglasses are, in a manner of speaking, a more refined version of the Wayfarer, and go amazingly well with formal or dressier outfits—say, for instance, the sleek suit that Gosling wears in Crazy Stupid Love.
The frames have risen in popularity greatly since Gosling first wore them on-screen.
- First Man (2018) — AO Optic Gold
The 2018 biopic of Neil Armstrong featured Ryan Gosling as the titular first man, a role for which he sported a pair of smart AO pilot’s sunglasses.
The gold-rimmed frames come with several variants of lens colors and have been a staple of the American military for more than half a century now.
Around the time the movie was in production and promotional period, Gosling was spotted wearing these classy aviators in real life as well.
- Drive (2011) — Selima Optique Money 2
Gosling proves himself to be a fan of Selima Optique when he wore yet another of the brand’s frames in his 2011 film, Drive.
The glasses are an iconic accessory of the unnamed protagonist of the film and have since risen to fame on the basis of that. The specific Tortoise Auburn variant that he wore is always in high demand.
Clocking in at over $400, these frames are not exactly cheap, but they certainly are a look.
Off The Screen
Gosling’s stunning choices in eyewear are not limited to just his on-screen personas. Here are some of his favorite frames in his off-time.
- Prescription Glasses — Barton Perreira
With the sleek and simple tortoiseshell frames from Barton Perreira, Gosling channels the vibes of your classic American boy.
He’s most often seen with the model Chestnut that he wears as his prescription glasses. These frames too are on the upper end of the spectrum, costing more than $400 a pair, but the sweet look is worth the cost.
- Outdoors — Paignton Sun RX
More than once, Gosling has been spotted wearing the Paignton Sun RX frames when traveling to and from airports and shooting locations.
The frames are perfect for a classy yet casual outdoors look and pair well with almost all kinds of casual clothes, lending just the right amount of flair to complete the outfit.
- Formal — Specsavers Kyoto
On occasions that call for a more refined look—such as award shows and red carpet events—Gosling has been spotted wearing a pair of chic and stylish Kyoto glasses from Specsavers.
With the lightweight acetate frame and sleek, black matte finish, these frames are perfect for occasions that call for a dressier than usual attire and pair extremely well with suits.
To Sum Up
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Ryan Gosling is absolutely one of the best-looking faces the screen has ever seen. Most of his charm is in his personality, smile, and that face apparently sculpted by God personally.
But a big part of the charm also lies in his immaculate fashion choices, and more specifically, his glasses. Gosling is famous for his piercing blue-eyed stare, after all, and the selection of frames discussed above only works to emphasize it.
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