Famous Glasses: Elvis Presley

Elvis Sunglasses

It was June 10, 1972 and on the stage of the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York echoed the notes of “Suspicious Minds”, sung by an unforgettable Elvis Presley. A legendary performance that has entered the history of pop music in recent years.

Since that day, the myth of Elvis is destined to relive and return cyclically with his rock and trendy soul. Elvis Presley’s fashion style, in fact, is still the center of attention today. His touch of style, always in vogue, is given by the banana hairstyle typical of Elvis’ hair, characteristic of rockabilly fashion along with the clothing: jeans, t-shirt, leather jacket and brothel creeper, the ’60s footwear par excellence.

That summer day not only marked the history of 20th century music but also contributed to bring immense popularity to the “Nautic 2” model.

No, we are not talking about a prototype of a boat that was fashionable in the ’70s, but the iconic sunglasses worn by “The King” on that very occasion.


This model of glasses was commissioned directly by Elvis to Dennis Roberts, optician of Sunset Boulevard, very popular among the VIPs of the time.

Along with the Nautic 2 model, three other pairs of sunglasses were later made, always created with a constant combination: teardrop lenses and metal bridge.

The main features were as follows:

  • a pair in silver acetate with perforated temples and white gold inserts with the EP initials clearly visible on the bridge;
  • a very wrap-around pair called “Renauld Aviator” that he used during the filming of the movie King Creole directed in 1958 by Michael Curtiz;
  • a third pair in golden metal bearing the initials EP and the writing in white gold TCB, acronym of “Takin’ Care of Business” associated with a lightning bolt, a motto that Elvis loved to quote often

These models, as unique handmade pieces, are not available on the market but we can offer you a very valid alternative: Marc Jacobs MJ252.

A retro design sunglasses that recalls the glittering style of the rockabilly world with the boldness of shapes and materials, along with the uniqueness of the colors

Why to choose them

The “Elvis” style glasses embody the vintage style par excellence: they allow you to add a touch of vivacity and originality to your appearance, both in everyday life and if you want to recreate the style of the king of rock and roll.

Extroverted, fun and confident: these are the characteristics that will allow you to capture part of that charm and charm that made Elvis Presley a modern icon.

Since, we repeat, the original model worn by the famous singer of the ’60s is no longer available, the only way you have to revive the myth of Elvis is to buy the glasses that (according to all) are closer to us: Buy Marc Jacobs (code MJ252) now!

And you are enough rock inside?

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