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Title: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Glenny on April 30, 2007, 02:18:43 PM
Hey:
Are the shades from The Enforcer still "unidentified?"
I never really liked them compared to the original sunglasses, but they are suddenly starting to grow on me.

Thanks
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Lilly on May 01, 2007, 01:04:55 AM
Hey Glenny,

Yep, I think they are still unidentified, unless anyone has anything to add to the old thread on this (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=299.msg5228#msg5228)? ???

Unfortunately a lot of the images in that thread have been taken down. :(
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Glenny on May 01, 2007, 12:45:06 PM
Thanks,

I've been searching on ebay...came across these:
Mid 70's Dark Brown Hotdog Aviators

(http://i22.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/91/85/3598_1.JPG)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Alcatraz on May 02, 2007, 06:00:49 PM
Oi, I wanted to see the pics. To bad they ain't there anymore.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Americanbeauty on May 02, 2007, 06:41:56 PM
No worries ... they happen to be still on sale on eBay -same seller too O0

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/128/rayban2mu0.jpg)  (http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/8804/dhsunglassesbmplk0.jpg)

LINK (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R10&satitle=clint+eastwood+sunglasses&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&a44=-24&a43=-24&a47=-24&alist=a44%2Ca52%2Ca43%2Ca47%2Ca3801&pfmode=1&reqtype=1&gcs=16&pfid=17&pf_query=clint+eastwood+sunglasses&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=94127&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Alcatraz on May 02, 2007, 06:57:55 PM
Those are some might fine shades. The fact that Clint wore them makes like 100 times cooler.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: KC on May 02, 2007, 10:18:56 PM
Those are some might fine shades. The fact that Clint wore them makes like 100 times cooler.

Alcatraz, I hope you'll read through all the pages of that thread. If you then still think Clint wore the shades that Mr. Roberts is offering for sale on eBay, I hope you'll come to New York soon, because I have a bridge I think you'd be interested in buying! ;)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Alcatraz on May 03, 2007, 05:58:34 AM
Eh, I think I missed the joke.


And speaking of NY, how I miss it. I'm originally from Queens.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: KC on May 03, 2007, 06:16:11 AM
No wonder you're a Yankee fan! :)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Alcatraz on May 03, 2007, 05:38:13 PM
Well I coulda been a Mets fan, especially since their in Queens. ;D
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: D'Ambrosia on May 10, 2007, 09:47:48 PM
Here are a couple of screen caps I grabbed from The Enforcer...  Once I thought they might have been Serengeti Aviators but those are metal and Harry's seem to be plastic....

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/8240/ndvd700lg8.png)(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/5341/ndvd703ap7.png)



(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9408/ndvd701ql3.png)(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9665/ndvd704ps4.png)

As you can see by the side shot they are very slender which is a rarity for 70's sunglasses...
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: D'Ambrosia on May 10, 2007, 10:01:06 PM
Thanks,

I've been searching on ebay...came across these:
Mid 70's Dark Brown Hotdog Aviators

(http://i22.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/91/85/3598_1.JPG)

Those are close Glenny but not an exact match.  The top strap is striaght on yours where on Harry's the strap seems to be off set a bit from the lenses.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: herofan on December 14, 2008, 04:41:56 PM
No worries ... they happen to be still on sale on eBay -same seller too O0

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/128/rayban2mu0.jpg)  (http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/8804/dhsunglassesbmplk0.jpg)

LINK (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R10&satitle=clint+eastwood+sunglasses&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&a44=-24&a43=-24&a47=-24&alist=a44%2Ca52%2Ca43%2Ca47%2Ca3801&pfmode=1&reqtype=1&gcs=16&pfid=17&pf_query=clint+eastwood+sunglasses&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=94127&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search)

Aren't these shades very similar to the one's he wore in "Coogan's Bluff."  I assume they are not identical.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: callahans44 on June 06, 2009, 02:40:10 AM
I love Ray Bans and had the Baloramas and they were okay, but I have a small nose and they would slide down at times.  I rather have a pair with a raised nose bridge, but then it wouldn't be the same  ::).

The Enforcer shades look thinner, so its bridge may work better for me.

I found these and it's close, but no cigar.  YSL Aviator:
(http://imagecache.asos.com/inv/T/68/677/624289/Tortoiseshell/image1xl.jpg)

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/5341/ndvd703ap7.png)

(http://imagecache.asos.com/inv/T/68/677/624289/image4xl.jpg)

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9665/ndvd704ps4.png)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Glenny on June 25, 2009, 12:04:50 PM
The Enforcer shades are also Ray Bans. Mid 70s Vintage B&L Style 'A' aviators.  They pop up on ebay once in a while but very pricey.
Here's one with a differant frame color:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!BVDv9RQCGk~$(KGrHgoH-EYEjlLly8E)BKQmr,ODQ!~~_12.JPG)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: callahans44 on June 26, 2009, 07:44:32 PM
Thanks Glenny.

When I had the Baloramas, I did feel Dirty as in Dirty Harry that is  8), but the fit could have been better.

I found these on eBay, and while they were not cheep as you stated, they were Ray Bans B&L Aviators Style A and did have the nose bridge.  Now I can feel Dirty again.  Marvelous.  (http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9408/ndvd701ql3.png)

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/BVDv52gBGkKGrHgoH-CsEjlLlzPB1BKQmrQ.jpg)(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/BVDv9RQCGkKGrHgoH-EYEjlLly8EBKQmrOD.jpg)
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/BVDv-gmkKGrHgoH-DwEjlLlfO9BKQmreBCw.jpg)(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/BVDv-g2kKGrHgoH-EEjlLlyV66BKQmrh1yV.jpg)
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/BVDwBSgBGkKGrHgoH-EEjlLlyKFGBKQmrmp.jpg)(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/BVDwCPgBmkKGrHgoH-C0EjlLlzVpnBKQmrp.jpg)
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/BVOGm2B2kKGrHgoH-DEjlLlzuWBKRYdoy2o.jpg)(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/BVOGmPgBWkKGrHgoH-C0EjlLlu15ZBKRYdl.jpg)

You can see my new shades in action here:
Opening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPnyJObOncw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPnyJObOncw&feature=related)

The Enforcer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juwPE7hnymo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juwPE7hnymo)

Greatest Hits
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASyoxeSvtaw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASyoxeSvtaw&feature=related)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: D'Ambrosia on July 21, 2009, 04:16:43 PM
Those Ray Bans look very close!

44,  not to get off topic but those Eastwood’s greatest hits on You Tube are hilarious.  Must be from TBS Superstation promotion or something.  What a riot!
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: callahans44 on July 22, 2009, 09:15:31 AM
Those Ray Bans look very close!

44,  not to get off topic but those Eastwood’s greatest hits on You Tube are hilarious.  Must be from TBS Superstation promotion or something.  What a riot!

Everyone seems to like those, myself included.  I saw several of the Dirty Harry ones from carymac on youtube, but since you mentioned it, I did some digging and found they were made by Spinderfella and Mrs. Spnderfella for the annual Clint Eastwood marathon at TBS.

<wearing my Enforcer shades> Marvelous.

http://listoftheday.blogspot.com/2008/05/eastwoods-greatest-hits.html (http://listoftheday.blogspot.com/2008/05/eastwoods-greatest-hits.html)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: herofan on August 01, 2009, 09:58:24 AM
No worries ... they happen to be still on sale on eBay -same seller too O0

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/128/rayban2mu0.jpg)  
(http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/8804/dhsunglassesbmplk0.jpg)

LINK (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R10&satitle=clint+eastwood+sunglasses&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&a44=-24&a43=-24&a47=-24&alist=a44%2Ca52%2Ca43%2Ca47%2Ca3801&pfmode=1&reqtype=1&gcs=16&pfid=17&pf_query=clint+eastwood+sunglasses&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=94127&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search)

To the casual observer like me, these shades look like the ones he wore in Coogan's Bluff; are they different?
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: herofan on August 03, 2009, 03:32:17 PM
Does anyone know if they are the same as the one's in "Coogan's Bluff."  They certainly look the same.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Glenny on August 03, 2009, 04:02:36 PM
I think those are the same glasses he had in Coogan's Bluff and Play Misty for Me.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: herofan on August 04, 2009, 08:06:53 AM
I think those are the same glasses he had in Coogan's Bluff and Play Misty for Me.

Thanks for the reply.  For some reason, the shades are always associated with "Dirty Harry."  For years, I've heard people talk about how cool the shades were in "Dirty Harry,"nobody ever mentioned "Coogan's Bluff," but they looked the same to me.  I hadn't thought of "Play Misty..." though.  Thanks for the mention; I'll have to check that out too.  So, if they are the same shades, then they aren't so exclusive to the "Dirty harry" character as we thought.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Aline on August 04, 2009, 01:00:09 PM
It really looks like the same one he wore in Coogan's Bluff.
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cooganshades.jpg)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Glenny on August 05, 2009, 12:06:22 PM
Maybe they were Clint's personal sunglasses during that time?
I think they were known as the "Dirty Harry sunglasses" because it was a very famous role and he was quite badass.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: herofan on August 05, 2009, 03:36:21 PM
Maybe they were Clint's personal sunglasses during that time?

That could be.  After you mentioned "Play Misty..." I checked that and, as you mentioned,  those look the same too.  It's no big deal, but I find that very interesting.  It would be like finding out that Burt Reynolds drove a black Trans-Am in two movies prior to "Smokey and the Bandit."
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: D'Ambrosia on August 05, 2009, 05:15:06 PM
callahans44, I modified your post so it would fit on screen...
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: callahans44 on August 07, 2009, 04:32:29 AM
To the casual observer like me, these shades look like the ones he wore in Coogan's Bluff; are they different?

Just don't go for the cheap imitation.  They're Ray Ban Baloramas and those are not cheap.  If you can get them *new* for about $120 or less, then it's a good deal.  I had a pair and wore them while watching Dirty Harry.  Once you do that, then you know it's the real deal.  Cheap imitations won't have the same look and feel.

Check it out:
http://www.sunglasstent.com/raybansunglasses.html (http://www.sunglasstent.com/raybansunglasses.html)

Here's a pair on eBay now (used):
http://cgi.ebay.com/B-L-RAY-BAN-USA-BALORAMA-L2870-EBONY-BLACK-WRAP-G-15_W0QQitemZ360175782588QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item53dc264abc&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262 (http://cgi.ebay.com/B-L-RAY-BAN-USA-BALORAMA-L2870-EBONY-BLACK-WRAP-G-15_W0QQitemZ360175782588QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item53dc264abc&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: KC on August 07, 2009, 04:41:52 PM
You wore shades while watching a movie? ???
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: Glenny on August 08, 2009, 09:42:31 AM
Maybe he wanted to feel like Dirty Harry.   :)
I'm still hellbent on finding out what glasses he wore in The Gauntlet.
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: callahans44 on August 09, 2009, 01:29:22 PM
You wore shades while watching a movie? ???

Yeah, but it wasn't at a movie house but my house on dvd and after the debate whether the shades were Baloramas or not.  Maybe I'll do The Enforcer ones when I pop in The Enforcer next or I get it on BD.  The days of wearing shades everywhere to hide my blood shot eyes or where they were looking at are long gone.  LOL.

My point is get a *genuine* DH pair of shades as worn by Clint in DH (or CB or PMFM) or TE.  You can even get a pair of Gargoyles like Clint wore in Sudden Impact.  (http://www.sunglassesid.com/images/sunglasses/Gargoyles-ANSI-Classics-Clint-Eastwood.jpg)  You don't have to watch the movie with them on, but you could.  Now that's the real deal.

Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: callahans44 on August 14, 2009, 01:16:48 PM
Maybe he wanted to feel like Dirty Harry.   :)
I'm still hellbent on finding out what glasses he wore in The Gauntlet.

(http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/images/directors/03/28/gauntlet.jpg)

Close up:
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g185/glenn_photos/ndvd665sh3.png)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: callahans44 on August 18, 2009, 01:41:14 PM
I was looking for top half frame styles from the late 70s, but could not find  >:(.  Possibly Foster Grants because of the tinting.

However, I did find another picture of them.  Nice poster though Shockley is no Dirty Harry.
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/the_gauntlet_clint_eastwood.jpg)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: D'Ambrosia on August 30, 2009, 10:22:30 PM
 The Sunglasses (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=299.0)

Agent would be proud... :)
Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: callahans44 on September 18, 2009, 05:29:55 PM
Here's why Ben Shockley is no Harry Callahan, but he's still tough like Timex as he takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin' ;D.

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/jasonbourne23/6sh_guantlet.gif)

Title: Re: The Enforcer Shades
Post by: I2211 on April 21, 2011, 04:50:48 PM
Hi All--
I noticed there was a thread devoted to Harry's shades, but I wanted to start a new thread as I recently found something interesting:

http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/rb4125/824-51

These look to me to be the same shades that Clint wore for THE ENFORCER.  Can anybody confirm this?

I2271