Anthony Lee - Nov 7 2022

Gargoyle Terminator Sunglasses

Gargoyle Sunglasses Terminator

Gargoyle Terminator Sunglasses: Get Arnold Schwarzenegger Style Glasses

Terminator was indeed the turning point in the career of the iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger. From its debut in 1984 till now, the films have remained a significant hit in cinematic history. Besides being a combination of action and thrill, these films also became famous for the fashion accessories worn by the artists, mainly the glasses frames worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger, which got famous as Terminator glasses.

In this article, we have summarized the detail of every frame worn by the utterly talented Arnold Schwarzenegger in different parts of Terminator. Let’s get to know about the Terminal list sunglasses!

What‚Äôs Special About Terminator Glasses? 

The Terminator series followed up with the release of six films. Terminator one got released in 1984; Terminator 2 was released in 1991; Terminator 3 in 2003; Terminator 4 in 2009; Terminator 5 in 2015; and Terminator 6 in 2019. 

The film, which made a historic debut in 1984, bade sorrowful goodbyes in 2019. However, there are rumors about Terminator 7. Let's wait to explore which Terminator glasses Arnold Schwarzenegger rocks in the upcoming part, Terminator 7, if there are any.

Arnold wore different glasses in all these, the Gargoyle Ansi Classics in Terminator 1, Persol Ratti 58230 sunglasses in Terminator 2, Sama Eyewear T3‚ĄĘ sunglasses for Terminator 3, and so on. The primary purpose of wearing glasses was to hide robotic red eyes of Arnold, that's why each of these frames featured dark-tinted glasses. Moreover, all of them were black.

Terminator Glasses Frames 

Hope below to explore in detail what these glasses were and where you can buy them to style a Terminator-inspired look with the Terminal list sunglasses.

Gargoyle Sunglasses Terminator‚Äď Featured in "The Terminator 1 Sunglasses"

Terminator 1 Sunglasses

In ‚ÄúThe Terminator‚ÄĚ, Arnold featured Gargoyle Sunglasses Terminator while winning hearts as a T-101 robot. These glasses accompanied him throughout the film, hiding behind the glowing red optical sensor of his eyes which got exposed following an injury during a car chase. 

The film features the heart-wrenching scene of the star brutally removing his damaged eye from the socket after the car crash and putting on the famous rectangular Terminator sunglasses. From this scene onwards, the robotic character was seen wearing the same frame, as these Terminator glasses became an integral part of the character‚Äôs wardrobe. 

These are black framed Terminator sunglasses with ‚ÄúBlack Ice‚ÄĚ lenses and a base curvature of 4.5. It also has nose pads to ensure the glasses don't slip over. The size of the frame is 70 [] 10 130. You can steal his style by getting Gargoyle Sunglasses Terminator.

Persol Ratti Sunglasses ‚Äď Featured in Terminator 2 "Judgment Day" 

Terminator 2 Sunglasses

In the bar fight scene of the Terminator 2, Judgment Day, Arnold made his first appearance in Persol Ratti Sunglasses. These are full-rim round, rectangular Terminator sunglasses frames. The frame and temples are made from thick black acetate and frame features dark grey lenses. 

On a closer look, you will observe that the frame front has a shadow running across it. In this shadow part, the acetate material is thicker than the rims. The size of this frame is 64 [] 20 130, and the lenses featured are FUMO 'smoke grey' 75% ABS.

Sadly, Terminator 2 sunglasses are unavailable in the market because the production of this vintage frame has been stopped. However, this frame's new old stock editions are available in the market. 

Sama T3 Sunglasses ‚Äď Featured in Terminator 3 "Rise of the Machines"

Terminator 2 sunglasses

Sama T3 glasses capture the attention of the audience as the robotic character steals them from the gas station. These are pairs of black acetate glasses designed specially for Terminator 3. These Japan-made Terminator sunglasses were designed by the famous eyewear designer Sheila Vance. 

With lightweight, silicon nose pads, and jagged skull temples, Sama T3 glasses are more like sports glasses, ideal for chasing and action scenes. Sadly, these are no more in production, but you can get replicas of the originals. Their size is 64 [] 17 120. 

Besides these, Arnold also wore star-shaped Terminator glasses in Terminator 3, which several fans found a ridiculous joke, wondering how such a sophisticated character could wear these sunglasses. 

Sama T3 glasses capture the attention of the audience as the robotic character steals them from the gas station. These are pairs of black acetate glasses designed specially for Terminator 3. These Japan-made Terminator sunglasses were designed by the famous eyewear designer Sheila Vance.

With lightweight, silicon nose pads, and jagged skull temples, Sama T3 glasses are more like sports glasses, ideal for chasing and action scenes. Sadly, these are no more in production, but you can get replicas of the originals. Their size is 64 [] 17 120.

Besides these, Arnold also wore star-shaped Terminator glasses in Terminator 3, which several fans found a ridiculous joke, wondering how such a sophisticated character could wear these sunglasses.

Barnes' Sunglasses ‚Äď Featured in Terminator 4 "Terminator Salvation"

Barnes' Sunglasses ‚Äď Featured in Terminator 4
Terminator 4 is the only film of the Terminator series in which Arnold hasn't been cast. However, the digital appearance of the star was witnessed near the end of this blockbuster movie. As Arnold Schwarzenegger was not working in this movie, it’s hard to find any noteworthy frame styled throughout the movie. The only one considered notable to enlist was the frame worn by the Barnes. This stylish eyewear was similar to the Ray-Ban RB3025 181 Aviator. These are golden frame glasses with a double bridge design and green-tinted lenses.

Unknown Sunglasses Frame ‚Äď Featured in Terminator 5 ‚ÄúTerminator Genisys‚ÄĚ 

Arnold Schwarzenegger was seen wearing classy Terminator sunglasses in the poster of Terminator 5. On a closer look, you will find this frame much similar to the one featured in Terminator 2, i.e., Persol Ratti 58230 sunglasses. However, these are not exactly the same.

These 90’s style Terminator glasses remained unidentified till now, which is why fans are more curious about them. Some similar frames closely matching the one featured in the poster include Bolle Anaconda 10339, Oakley Gibston OO9449 06, and Bolle Holman 12359.

3D Modelled Sunglasses - Featured in Terminator 6 'Dark Fate.'

The latest Terminator sunglasses frame featured in the Terminator 6 was 3D Modelled Sunglasses. In this film, the producer used augmented reality to superimpose a model of Arnold Schwarzenegger on another actor. These glasses also closely resemble the Terminator glasses but aren't the same. 

These glasses have a flexible system and are thinner than the Terminator 2 sunglasses. You can get this vintage frame easily, as it's available in the market. 

Wrapping Up

That was all about the Terminal list sunglasses that gained immense hype after being featured in blockbuster movies. To get these Terminator glasses, go to the manufacturer's website linked to each frame. Hope you found this article helpful and informative. 

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Anthony Lee

freelance writer

Written by: Anthony Lee
Anthony Lee is a freelance writer who works as a sales clerk in an eyewear boutique, and her seven years of experience allows her to select the right eyewear for her customers at a glance. Knowing the whole process of eyewear production, she also has a unique perspective on eyewear fashion. She is passionate about fashion accessories and life. She likes to match a variety of eyewear with various styles of clothing.