Malcolm X is often photographed wearing a type of eyeglass frame called “browline.”, leading many to call this type today Malcolm X glasses. These types of frames are also known by the term combination glasses. The specific model he generally wore was called Sirmont, by American Optical. He owned many of these frames ranging in color from a tortoise shell to a wood grained to a black, and would purportedly coordinated the color of the brows on these vintage frames so that it would match his outfit.
Malcolm X glasses were very common in the 1950s and 1960s. Take a look at any photograph from that era and you are bound to see people wearing these frames. We have a large selection of Malcom X Glasses avialable for purchase.