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Cool-Ray Polaroid N135 styled by Cari Michell

Sean Connery wears Cool-Ray Polaroid N135 sunglasses in the 1965 movie Thunderball.
Sean Connery wears Cool-Ray Polaroid N135 sunglasses in the 1965 movie Thunderball.
photo © Danjaq LLC, United Artists
photo © Danjaq LLC, United Artists
Sean Connery with his black sunglasses in Thunderball. The two rivets on the front and side can be just spotted here.
photo © Danjaq LLC, United Artists

photo © Bond Lifestyle
Vintage Cool-Ray Polaroid N135 sunglasses
photo © Bond Lifestyle

photo © Bond Lifestyle
Markings inside the sunglasses temples read "Styled by Cari Michelle" and "Cool-Ray Polaroid N135 Year Round Gray Lens"
photo © Bond Lifestyle

photo © Bond Lifestyle
If you're looking for these sunglasses, consider getting the Curry & Paxton Sean glasses, which were based on these Cool-Ray's (compare here, Curry Paxton on top, Cool-Ray below)
photo © Bond Lifestyle

It is believed that James Bond (Sean Connery) wears Cool-Ray Polaroid N135 sunglasses in the 1965 movie Thunderball.

James Bond wears the black Cool-Ray Polaroid N13 "styled by Cari Michell" sunglasses when he is at the beach in the Bahamas with Domino (Claudine Auger).

The sunglasses are a black Wayfarer model with two rivets on each side and front of the temples.

You can sometimes find these vintage sunglasses on eBay.

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Alternative sunglasses

Curry & Paxton offers a pair of sunglasses inspired by Bond's shades in Thunderball. These glasses are almost identical to the Cool-Ray glasses (read more here) but are much higher quality and less fragile than a vintage pair of Cool-Ray's. I have both and can recommend these.

The Sean model is available at Curry & Paxton ($296 / £229) and you can get 25% OFF with the exclusive code JBL25

 

Tom Ford SnowdonIf you want another, similar pair that's also worn by James Bond, then a good option are the Tom Ford Snowdon seen in SPECTRE. These have a similar low-profile wayfarer-style look (read more), but instead of the rivets it hast the Tom Ford T logo on the hinge. The Snowdons have been popular ever since they appeared in the film.

 

Complete the look

Bond wears a Pink Gingham Check short sleeve shirt, pink Jantzen shorts and his Rolex Submariner on nylon strap.

James Bond also wears similar sunglasses in From Russia With Love, in Istanbul when he enters the Hagia Sofia.

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