While eyewear was originally created to help people with vision problems, it now serves a dual purpose as a fashion accessory. Today, designer glasses are all the rage and seen more as a way to enhance an outfit rather than strictly an optical aid.
As you can expect, there’s a huge range of options when it comes to selecting a pair of designer glasses and many guys may feel overwhelmed by the choices they have. Everything from lens position to frame size needs to be carefully considered so that you don’t end up with a wonky pair that looks terrible on you.
As a man, you could have a winning combination of suit, shoes and cuff-links, but we all know that the biggest impression is made with the face. In this way, selecting the right eyewear means not only controlling who you are, but how you want to be perceived.
Let’s take a look at some tips for guys looking at buying a pair of designer glasses.
The first step in choosing a pair of designer glasses is figuring out what your lifestyle is like and what pair of specs would suit it. Are you a professional who wears a suit and tie or are you a student who spends a lot of time out with friends?
If you’re someone who spends most of the week at a desk or in meetings, then you might want to go with a pair that’s a little more subdued when it comes to colours and shapes. You obviously don’t want to go with something totally obnoxious and colourful in a professional business context.
However, if you’re not someone who needs to make a professional impression all the time, then you have a lot more freedom in the kind of style you go with. Ideally, you will be able to quickly identify a pair that screams “you” and just feels right when you wear them.
In order to help create feelings of trust and confidence while undertaking business tasks, it’s good to stick with designer glasses that use conservative colours and frames. Oval, rectangular and almond frames are great classic shapes that enhance your professional image.
As for materials, stainless steel and titanium go well with most suits and office environments. Regarding colour, its best for men to stick with blacks, browns and silvers that match with most suits.
A popular tend in designer glasses is with larger frames in geometric shapes that are a little more outspoken and make more of a fashion statement. While most of these frames will be plastic, you can still find metal ones too.
Nowadays you can get away with a colourful pair of designer glasses that would probably be seen as inappropriate or obnoxious in other professional contexts. It really depends on the vibe that’s set by others in your workplace or classroom.
Just because you’re not as spry as you used to be doesn’t mean you need to pick out a pair of stodgy looking specs. There are just as many great styles of stylish specs for older men as there are for younger men.
It’s recommended to go with a frame that uplifts the face, such as upswept rectangles. Certain colours like burgundy or a deep brown can also make you appear younger.
As you can see, there’s something for every kind of guy out there whether they’re a no-nonsense professional, a socially active student or a retiring senior. Hopefully this guide has given you a better idea of where to start your search for designer glasses.