Noel Gallagher Sunglasses
The Glasses worn by Oasis Star & Musician Noel Gallagher
Regarded as one of the best songwriters of the past 30 years Noel Gallagher is a name most British people have heard of. As the lead guitarist, and main songwriter for the biggest band of the 90s, Oasis, his music defined the brit-pop era and continues to this day to headline arenas with his band ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘.
Over his long career, Noel has worn a variety of different sunglasses and eyewear. Today, we’re going to explore some of Noel’s current top picks looking at his recent choices within the late 5 or so years. Let’s jump straight in.
The Chitern Crystal Sunglasses Sunglasses from London-based opticians FINLAY are by far Noel’s most popular sunglasses. Whether it be a photoshoot, promotional material, or even on the cover of this latest album ‘Back the way we came’ (2022). Unfortunately, FINLAY themselves confirmed in a Tweet in 2019 that they no longer produce the Chitern Crystal Sunglasses which seem to have been discontinued.
3. Oliver Peoples
Oliver Peoples is a popular brand owned by Luxottica. Just after Oasis broke up in 2009 Noel was photographed wearing this pair of Oliver Peoples Victory (LA), not to be confused with the Clifton which are of similar style. The distinctive red (or maybe amber) lenses and silver frames are fantastic with a full-rim design. They were also made famous by Brad Pitt who also wore them. They can’t be found on Oliver Peoples’s official website by are still found through resellers for approximately $300.00.
3. Saint Laurent
Similar to the above victory sunglasses, the Saint Laurent D-Frames were worn by Noel during a photoshoot for the website Mr. Porter in an article discussing the musician’s life and experiences. Saint Laurent themselves is quite a generic designer brand so I can’t speak for the quality of these frames. That being said, they are still available to purchase and at a more affordable price tag than other sunglasses on this list (around $200.00).
Noel Gallagher Sunglasses: Alternatives & Recommendations
Many of Noel’s choices in sunglasses may be outside of your budget, or simply no longer available. Because of this, we’ve crawled the internet looking to see what alternatives and recommendations we can find to get a similar look feel to Noel’s classic look. Are you a fan of Oasis? We also recommend you check out our article on the sunglasses worn by Liam Gallagher as well!
Finlay Marshall: Sticking with a pair of sunglasses no longer available – Finlay’s Chiltern Crystals. I was so sad when I discovered these sunglasses had been discontinued and I think it’s crazy Finlay has not brought them back. That being said, Finlay still has a huge range of sunglasses with many resembling the Chiltern Crystals. The sunglasses that look most like these will definitely have to be the Finaly Marshalls. These have both transparent/clear frames and also come in the same Wayfarer style. The biggest difference is in the arms with these being thicker as opposed to a wired bar look. These are great pick-ups and come in at a price tag of £150.00.
Dollger Polarized Sunglasses: Looking for something more affordable? Then these Dollger Polarized Sunglasses are incredibly cheap coming in at a staggeringly low $12.99. I can’t speak for their quality, but they have both a wayfarer look and clear frames. They also come in a wide range of lens colors so you can match up yours perfectly with Noels. A great budget choice.
SUNGAIT Military Style Sunglasses: The Oliver People’s specs aren’t cheap so we thought we’d provide a more affordable option for these as well. The hardest thing to replicate with these sunglasses is the stark maroon red lenses that Noel wore. The closest I could find were these sunglasses from Sungait. These are remarkably close to what we were looking for with gold frames, red (or more brown) lenses, and the same aviator-inspired look. These can be found on Amazon for the low price tag of $18.99.