In Spectre, Bond wears Tom Ford Henry Sunglasses with his Brunello Cucinelli ensemble in Morocco. They’re one of several pairs of sunglasses Bond wears throughout the film, but they’re my favorite.
The Henry sunglasses are Tom Ford’s take on the classic clubmaster style. They have a shiny dark tortoiseshell pattern, which Tom Ford calls “Dark Havana,” along with dark grey (“Smoke”) lenses, and a gunmetal insert along the bottom rim. If you’re interested, you can get your own pair of Henrys online for $200 – $500 depending on the website.
If you’re anything like how I used to be, I used to break or lose sunglasses at an alarming rate—seriously, I used to go through three or four pairs every summer so I couldn’t justify spending a lot of money for sunglasses. Even now that I’ve had the same $15 sunglasses since 2014, I don’t think I’ll ever spend $200+ on a pair of sunglasses. And, there’s no reason to. It’s so easy to get a good, stylish pair of budget-friendly sunglasses.
Here are six options if you’re looking for budget-friendly alternatives for the Tom Ford Henry Sungalsses.
These Old Navy tortoiseshell sunglasses are an excellent option. The tortoiseshell is a little bit lighter than the Dark Havana color, but the lenses are a very similar color to the Henrys. And really, at $10, you can get a few pairs so you have backups when you inevitably lose or break one.
The dark brown on these sunglasses from American Eagle is a closer match to the Henrys, but they don’t have the tortoiseshell pattern. Instead, they have a very subtle woodgrain pattern. Their grey lenses are close to the lenses on the Henry’s, and the metal inserts are gold instead of gunmetal. That said, these are still good budget-friendly clubmasters.
These budget-friendly alternatives from Uniqlo have a great look. The tortoiseshell is a close match to the Dark Havana and the lenses are a nice dark grey. Like the American Eagle sunglasses, these have gold inserts instead of gunmetal, which gives them a more vintage look than the Henrys.
I think these sunglasses are really interesting, if not necessarily the closest match to the Henrys. I really like the vibrant tortoiseshell even though it’s much brighter than the Dark Havana. The temples are metal instead of carrying the tortoiseshell pattern all the way through, and the insert frames the whole lens instead of just the bottom. Not the closest to the Henrys, but pretty cool.
Ted Baker London (Nordstrom Rack)
Like the American Eagle sunglasses, these have a woodgrain pattern instead of tortoiseshell but the darker color is close to Dark Havana. The lenses are dark grey (“smoke mono”) and the inserts look like a brushed silver, which creates a nice contrast to the darker elements. Even though $60 is more than I would spend for sunglasses, it’s still a lot less than $430.
It’s a little weird to put Ray-Bans on the “budget-friendly” list because I’ve always thought of them as the “expensive” sunglasses. (I bought my sunglasses because I was looking for a budget-friendly alternative to these Ray-Ban Clubmasters.) It’s also weird to call these “alternatives” because they were around long before Tom Ford’s Henrys. The dark tortoiseshell matches the Dark Havana but these Clubmasters feature green lenses instead of grey, and gold inserts instead of gunmetal. Even so, if you want some classic clubmasters at a fraction of the price of the Henrys, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Ray-Ban Clubmasters.
There you have it—six budget-friendly alternatives to the Tom Ford Henry Sunglasses! Honestly, clubmasters are such a common sunglasses design, I’m sure there are dozens more options I could put on this list. Did I miss one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!