The eyeglasses guide part 4

Men’s Frames Guide: Which Type of Glasses Look Best on Your Face?

The eyeglasses guide part 4

After the horror of the eyewear in the 1980s and 1990s, eyeglasses have turned a sartorial corner. They are no longer dreaded but necessary accessories, because classic styles are making a comeback. Now glasses are affordable, optional accessories that you can use not only to correct your vision but to boost your style as well.

Eyeglasses construction, number 4: Metal

Metal is a lightweight, easily adjustable choice for eyewear. They are ubiquitous in titanium, aluminum, and various alloys and they are corrosion resistant. Metal is particularly good for thin frames, such as round or rectangular shapes. There are a handful of disadvantages to metal. They can easily be bent or misshapen, and since metal has a strong “memory” it can be hard, if not impossible, to reform them. People with metal allergies may find they react to metal glasses. Coated metal frames can also lose their finish over time, which will cause metal glasses to age faster than plastic frames.

Different styles of eyeglasses, number 1:

There are so many of the classics that are back in style. Here is a selection of styles that are classic yet very modern. Note that there are many variations on each style, so if these recommended frames do not suit you, there is probably a retailer out there with an option for you.

Different styles of eyeglasses, number 2:

Browline frames are defined by a top-heavy, strong frame along the line of the brow and temples. The lenses are suspended from the top of the frame by thin metal wires, drawing the eye upwards. This style is iconic of the 1950s and 1960s when it was worn by famous. This style is particularly good at adding maturity to youthful faces, but for more seasoned gentleman it can risk looking dated. This edgier style is great for creative types or those who simply want to blend classic style with a bold statement.