Robert Downey Jr. Glasses | An eyewear icon

Robert Downey Jr is known for his signature style, and that includes his glasses. He often wears thick-framed black glasses, which help to accentuate his features. He also has been known to rock a pair of aviator sunglasses from time to time. Regardless of what style he's wearing, Robert Downey Jr always looks great in his glasses. In this article we'll cover all the most famous spectacles he's donned over the years both on and off-screen.

 Robert Downey Jr Wearing Kirk and Kirk Bright coloured glasses


One of Robert Downey Jr's favourite brands is Kirk & Kirk. This bold eyewear brand is known for its use of vibrant acrylic instead of traditional acetate. This helps to make their frames really stand out. Downey Jr has often been seen wearing glasses from this brand, and he always looks great in them.

Robert Downey Jr Wearing Purple Kirk and Kirk eyeglasses


As you can see he's a big fan of the striking boxy, square frame style. In these 'out there' colours such as Jade and this fluorescent purple. These really help him to stand out from the crowd and make a statement.

Kirk and Kirk Cecil Glasses worn by Robert Downey Jr

As it can be seen from the images above RDJ is a fan of the Cecil frame model by Kirk & Kirk. This thick-rimmed boxy style is great for expressing your eccentric sense of style.

No matter what style he's wearing it's guaranteed to stand out and be a little (or a lot) different from the norm. If you like the look of these bright frames check them out here.

Why does Robert Downey Jr wear sunglasses?


The answer is probably because he looks good in them. But there could be more to it than that. In an interview, the actor said that he started wearing sunglasses as a way to hide his eyes from the world. He explained that when you wear sunglasses people can't see your eyes and so they can't read your emotions.


This is something that can be beneficial for actors as they often have to portray a wide range of emotions on screen. By hiding their eyes behind a pair of shades they are able to keep their true feelings hidden away until it's time to let them out.


So there you have it, the reason why Robert Downey Jr wears sunglasses is probably that he thinks they look cool but there are benefits to wearing different colour tints in your eyeglasses.

 Robert Downey Jr Glasses Wearing Tortoise moscot glasses with purple lenses

RDJ has been spotted wearing a Moscot Lemtosh tortoise glasses frame fitted with pale purple tinted lenses.

 Tortoise Moscot Lemtosh glasses with Purple Lenses

The purple tinted lenses help to reduce glare and they also have a calming effect. This is perfect for when you want to relax or if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed. The colour purple has been associated with royalty and luxury for centuries, so it's no surprise that these glasses give off an air of sophistication.

If you're looking for a way to stand out from the crowd and make a statement then these are the perfect glasses for you.

Downey Jr. is never one to shy away from a 'look' his bold sense of style is always reflected in his eyewear. As you can see from his rather proud stance in the image below sporting an aptly named glasses frame "Goliath" by Dutch company Frame Holland and their brand Preciosa.

Robert Downey Jr Wearing Blue Tinted thick rim glasses


These chunky black frames definitely make a statement.

Preciosa Vintage Ultra Goliath as worn by RDJ

The Goliath glasses are available in a range of colours but we think the classic black looks best. These glasses give off an air of confidence and power. If you're looking for a pair of glasses that will make you feel like you can take on the world then these are the pair for you. If you're looking for a similar thick-rimmed frame have a look here.

Robert Downey Jr wearing Jacque Marie Mage

Another stand-out frame style RDJ has been spotted wearing recently is one from US-based brand Jacques Marie Mage. This super thick transparent eyeglass frame was worn during a fan event for the release of Avengers End Game in 2019.

Produced from 10mm Japanese acetate this super thick rimmed rectangular frame. The clear finish of the frame really makes the glasses stand out.

Jacques Marie Mage Ascari Clear Glasses

As you can see, Robert Downey Jr has a bold and unique sense of style that is reflected in his choice of eyewear. If you're looking for a pair of glasses that will make you stand out from the crowd then take some inspiration from RDJ and go for something a little different. The particular model Robert Downey Jr is wearing here is the Ascari by JMM.

Jacques Marie Mage have an A-list cult following including: Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Watts is seen sporting a pair in The Watcher amoungst others.

There are lots of great thick-rimmed clear glasses frames on the market at the moment so have a browse and see which style you like the best.

Rectangular glasses are a great option for those with rectangular or square-shaped faces. They help to balance out the sharp angles of your face and can give you a more polished look. If you have a rounder face, rectangular glasses can also help to make your face look thinner. Just be sure to avoid frames that are too small.


Robert Downey Jr Glasses Endgame

Robert Downey Jr Wearing DITA Flight in Avengers End Game

Robert Downey Jr can be seen wearing the DITA Mach one eyeglasses frame in Avengers: End Game film from 2019. This acetate-rimmed frame front is married with gold temples and a gold-plated bridge. The Mach one collection from DITA is one of their signature frames and is similar to the Flight model which has been featured in many Iron Man and Spiderman Films. If you are keen on this style yourself check out all the colour options available here.


Tom Ford Havana Sunglasses Worn by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Avengers Endgame

Another style worn by Downey Junior in the Avengers: End Game is this Tom Ford aviator. It's a little more unusual as it doesn't feature the traditional double bar bridge. It only includes the top brow bar. The shape worn in film is called FT0453 Johnson, and is sadly no longer in production.


What brand of glasses does Tony Stark wear?

Following on from The Avengers to Iron Man which also features the iconic eyewear brand DITA once again. No stranger to superhero films the DITA Flight 006.


Robert Downey Jr wearing DITA Flight 006 in Iron man

Obviously, the DITA flight purchased here in the real world doesn't come with E.D.I.T.H installed but you'll get the look. These stylish aviator glasses were first seen in the film's trailers and have since become a must-have for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now getting passed on to the next generation as Tom Holland in Spiderman.


What glasses did Tony Stark wear in Civil war?

In another of Marvel's creations Captain America: Civil War Tony Stark is sporting a frame made especially for Marvel. It is an iteration of Police S1948 with custom pink lenses.

Robert Downey Jr Captain America Wearing Police S1948 NEYMAR

Quite the futuristic style with an unusual split tone of clear acetate on top and black acetate on the bottom half and a visible gap between the two running along the temple arm. Married up with a coral pink lens makes for an interesting design. This has been recreated through a collab between Initium and Police to recreate and bring to market an exact replica of the frame which was made - and meets Marvel's exacting standards. Check out that frame here, get your own for $429.


Robert Downey Jr blue glasses

Robert Downey Jr Wearing Garrett Leight Grayson Blue Tinted Sunglasses 

Downey Jr's blue glasses have become his trademark look. The actor is often seen sporting stylish shades, which help to protect his eyes from the bright lights of Hollywood. As seen above sporting a Garrett Leight full acetate aviator frame.

Downey Jr first started wearing blue glasses back in the early 2000s, when he was filming the movie "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". He has continued to wear them ever since, and they have become an iconic part of his image.


Robert Downey jr wearing oliver Peoples Blue tinted sunglasses

The exact style of Downey Jr's glasses changes from time to time, but they always maintain their distinctive blue tint. This provides a unique look that helps him to stand out from the crowd. As seen here wearing Oliver Peoples OV1117T Kincaid blue tinted sunglasses at the Iron Man 3 Press conference in 2013.


Robert Downey Jr Wearing Oliver Peoples OV5270 Stone T53 Blue Tinted Glasses

Downey Jr's blue glasses are just one example of his signature style. The actor is known for his eclectic Downey Jr's blue glasses are just one example of his signature style. The actor is known for his eclectic fashion sense, and he often takes risks with his clothing choices. However, his blue glasses are always a constant in his look. Whether he is dressing up for a red carpet as seen above wearing Oliver Peoples OV5270 for "The Judge" Premiere or simply running errands, Downey Jr always looks stylish.

 Robert Downey Jr Wearing Oliver Peoples Sheldrake blue tinted glasses

 The actor has been spotted sporting the shades both on and off the set of his films. For example in the image above wearing Oliver Peoples Sheldrake OV5036 at the 2010 Oscars. With custom blue tinted sun lenses. You may recognise them from New Girl Star Zooey Deschanel


Robert Downey Jr Wearing Blue Tinted Oliver Peoples Jack One Glasses

 While the exact reason for why Downey Jr wears blue glasses is unknown, some have speculated that it may be for medical reasons. The actor has previously spoken about his struggles with addiction and mental health, so it's possible that the glasses help him to cope with anxiety or depression. Seen wearing Oliver Peoples Jack One Blue tinted glasses at the “Due Date” film premiere in L.A. in 2010.

 robert downey jr wearing blue tinted Afton Sunglasses by Oliver Peoples

Others have suggested that the blue tint helps Downey Jr to focus better, as the colour is known to have calming properties. Blue tints also aid in colour perception and improved visibility of contours around objects which make them particularly useful for snow sports.


Robert Downey Jr Wearing Oliver Peoples O-Malley Blue Tinted glasses

Whatever the reason may be, one thing is for sure: Robert Downey Jr looks cool as hell in his blue glasses! Particularly in the iconic Oliver People's frame "O'Malley" shown above with custom Blue tint prescription lenses. Made most famous by Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.


Robert Downey Jr red glasses

Tony Stark's red glasses might just be one of the most iconic images associated with the character. The glasses have become so synonymous with Stark that they have been featured in many of the Iron Man comics.

Tony Stark Wearing Matsuda eyeglasses with red lenses 

In the comics, Tony Stark is shown wearing a pair of red Ray-Ban Wayfarers. However, in the movies, Robert Downey Jr is seen sporting a different style of shades. As seen in the image above, Downey Jr is wearing Matsuda M3023 sunglasses with a red-tinted lens.


The exact reason why Tony Stark wears red glasses is unknown, but there are some theories. One possibility is that the red tint helps to protect his eyes from the bright lights of the arc reactor. Another theory is that the red glasses help Stark to focus better, as the colour is known to enhance visual depth.

Robert Downey Jr Wearing Pierson glasses with red tinted lenses

It's not just the big screen which has seen RDJ sporting red lens sunglasses, he is occasionally seen wearing them on the red carpet. Such as these OV5155 Pierson with custom bright red lenses. Or below with the Oliver Peoples 30-year anniversary frame: OP 40 - T43 fitted with custom red lenses. 


Robert downey Jr Wearing Oliver Peoples Sunglasses with red lenses


Robert Downey Jr. orange glasses

RDJ's orange-tinted sunglasses are said to help Downey Jr. see better while he is wearing them, as the orange tint helps to reduce the glare from the sun. The glasses have also become a fashion statement for Downey Jr., as they add to his cool and suave image.

Robert Downey Jr orange lens sunglasses 

While the origins of the glasses are unknown, it is clear that they have become an essential part of Robert Downey Jr.'s look. Whether he is wearing them to fight crime or just to relax on the beach.


Robert Downey Jr wearing Oliver Peoples in “Due Date”

There's no doubt that Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most stylish actors in Hollywood. So it's no surprise that he would choose a pair of chic sunglasses to complete his look in the 2010 comedy Due Date.

Robert Downey Jr in Due Date Wearing Oliver Peoples Benedict

Downey Jr.'s character, Peter Highman, is seen sporting a pair of Oliver People's Benedict wire frame aviators in gold with a photochromic gradient, and a warm brown lens. Perfect if you are looking for that classic aviator style we all know and love.


Robert Downey Jr's Yellow glasses

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Robert Downey Jr Yellow Tinted Glasses


It's unclear why he wore the glasses, but they certainly made him stand out from the crowd. Perhaps he was trying to make a fashion statement, or maybe he just needed a little extra visual clarity as that's exactly what yellow tints can do.

Robert Downey Jr. is most commonly seen wearing Oliver Peoples eyeglasses, and of course, those blue tinted lenses. He has been quoted as saying that he feels "naked" without them.

For many years, glasses were considered to be a necessary evil - something that had to be worn in order to see but wasn't particularly stylish or cool. However, in recent years, glasses have undergone something of a style renaissance. Wearing glasses is now seen as a fashion statement, and there are endless different styles and designs to choose from.

Downey Jr. is certainly one of the most stylish celebrities out there, and his choice of eyewear is always on point.


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