Men’s Glasses Subtle or Not?!
While some people hold on to the belief that men’s glasses should ”blend” in, today’s fashions do anything but that! Today’s eyewear is designed to make a statement – bold and brassy or big and sassy. Vanity glasses are HUGE as part of the overall wardrobe! Blending in is “out”!
Men are just as fashion-conscious as women. With the vast array of high fashion eyewear, men no longer have to settle for thin wire-rimmed glasses or big aviators. Designer eyewear collections are now taking the shape of men’s into consideration as well as women’s. These glasses are making bold, striking statements! Finding the perfect glasses to suit men’s face shapes just got a whole lot easier, as well as complementing their wardrobe and style.
Own The Look
It’s safe to say nowadays, men are well-aware that glasses can improve or transform your appearance – adding that extra edginess. In fact, glasses make you look smarter. A number of studies reveal that eyeglasses can cause people to perceive you as more intelligent. This means people may believe you’re more likely to succeed than others – or you’re more successful than you actually are. And since glasses draw more attention to the wearer’s eyes, they also affect how credible, professional, or trustworthy you seem to others. This is largely influenced by the design of your specs. Keep reading the rest of this article to learn more about using design to your advantage.
Find The Right Frame For Your Face
As your everyday style should be an investment; you deserve a pair that functions as another of your stylish accessories (like a classic watch, a nice pocket square fold, or even a bowtie). It’s supposed to help you build some extra confidence whenever you wear it, wherever you go with it. The key ingredient about these glasses is strong compatibility – between the frame and the shape of your face. In general, all human faces fall into any of these categories of face shapes (and it’s your job to figure out yours):
characterized by a large forehead, broad cheekbones, and a narrow chin. You’ll want a pair of eyeglasses with similar angles (rounder-shaped frames that are wider at the top would make a nice contrast).
describes a rounded forehead and a more circular face. You’ll want frames that put more emphasis on the width than the height. Rectangular frames would help add structure and definition to your face.
refers to a square face and jaw. You’ll want to neutralize those “extreme angles” of your face using softer, rounder frames.
This enviable face shape would rock almost any style of glasses. But the best choice would be symmetrical frames with a rigid structure (but also have some softness with a round bottom).
Be sure to look over this detailed chart about choosing the right frame types for your face shape:
Source: Real Men Real Style
Own Several Different Frames
Since most men are creatures of habit, it’s normal for guys to stick to the same style of specs for 10 or 20 years. But times are always changing. And you should consider changing things up every now and then – especially when it comes to fashion.
So along with 2-3 different pairs, you should explore the idea of having multiple frames – in terms of frame material or color. Experiment with various looks and step outside your comfort zone.
Choosing The Right Glasses Color
Choose it carefully- you will be wearing these for a while! While men in suits may opt for the more traditional styles and neutral elements, such as metallic tones or black; the more casual male has the option of adding colors. either as the solid base of the frames or as detailing. Thinner frames work best for men looking to add color and style.
Glasses Frame Sizing
The eyeglass frame sized with three numbers – the size of the lens, the size of the bridge across the nose, and the length of the temples. These numbers are not adjusted for the thickness, so different designs will fit and feel different. Try several on before deciding.
Thanks to current technology, eyeglasses are designed from a variety of metals and plastics. Lightweight materials are available in a wide pallet of colors, are extremely lightweight, and very affordable.
Higher-end sporty eyewear is typically constructed from lightweight flexible materials and is equally colorful. Other popular materials include titanium and titanium alloys (popular for their lighter weight and flexibility). Also, Zylonite (a lightweight material that comes in just about any color).
Avoid cheap blended metals- they may contain nickel and may cause an allergic reaction. Aluminum frames are not very durable.
Vanity Glasses for Men
Some men simply look better in glasses. Whether it’s the preppy look, sophisticated, educated, or sexy look, consider “vanity frames” with plain glass (or plastic) lenses They do not affect your vision. If you feel that glasses add the finishing touch to an outfit or wardrobe then accent to suit your personal taste!
Protect Your Glasses
Make sure you have a sturdy protective case for your eyeglasses. Trust me – you won’t enjoy the burdens of wearing glasses with scratches on the sides.
Dirty or imperfect-looking lenses will be an eyesore, but they can also imply you’re not a guy who takes good care of himself. And that can cost you some points along the “attractive” scale.
Remember also to use a soft microfiber cloth – specifically for rubbing against your glasses. Don’t rely on your shirt or tissue paper. Cleaning your frames and lenses is a delicate task. You need careful hands and the right material to do it properly.
Always use both hands to remove your glasses from the case (this helps maintain their original shape). And finally – never store your glasses facedown so as to avoid any scratches or cracks.