A Guide to Men's Sunglasses
Finding a pair of men's sunglasses that compliment your face shape is much easier when you know what you’re looking for. Sunglasses never go out of season, and the right pair can help complete your look. Another perk to wearing sunglasses is that shopping for them is the same thing as shopping for glasses; so, you’re pretty much killing two birds with one stone by reading this article.
Earlier we discussed hairstyles that work for different face shapes, and now we’ll continue that discussion with finding the right pair of frames for you.
Square face: You have a strong jawline and wide cheekbones. Your features are very masculine, and you need something to counterbalance that. Try a pair of rounded or aviator frames.
Round face: You have a soft jawline, wide cheeks and need to create some definition. Add some sharp angles to your face by wearing sunglasses that are somewhat wider than your face. Angular frames, like wayfarers, help elongate your temples and the length of your face.
Oblong/rectangle face: You have a long face and a soft jawline that needs some accentuating. Try a pair of aviators that don’t go beyond the widest part of your face. The shape of this type of frame will help highlight your cheeks and jawline.
Diamond face: You have a defined chin, wide cheekbones, and a wide forehead. Rectangle frames will soften the bottom half of your face and bring attention to your eyes, which will give you a well-balanced face. To draw even more attention to your eyes, choose sunglasses with colorful lenses.
Oval face: You have a soft jawline that is smaller than the width of your forehead. This face shape is often considered the holy grail of face shapes! Try any large frame, because it will accentuate your features and your face shape suits almost any frame.
Triangular face: The widest part of your face is your jawline and your face gradually narrows towards to the forehead. Try a clubmaster frame with a unique upper portion and with a width slightly wider than your jawline for balance.
Although these may be the best frames that compliment your face shape, still remember to try before you buy. Also remember to consider the color of your sunglasses the same way you would if you were shopping. Sunglasses are an investment and it can be hard to find that go-to pair that matches with basically everything, but when in doubt, ask for a second or third opinion. And there you have it – a simple guide on shopping for frames!
- Rani Naik