For the man who uses his sunglasses as an active piece of the fashion ensemble — which we recommend —, there’s, even more, to think about. The shape and even color of frames can become a part of your visual identity. And for most men, that’s going to be the right choice — though, like any accessory, it’s important to keep the glasses in their place. They should complement your style, not define it.
Buying sunglasses for men is a high-stakes decision. Like hats, they can make you look great by accenting and emphasizing the natural symmetry of your face or highlight your absolute worst traits. Finding the right pair matter because, for better or worse, shades are impossible to ignore.
The most common mistake people make when shopping for best sunglasses is rushing it. With so many styles, cuts, and materials on the market today, he likens the experience to shopping for jeans.
Here’s the basic rule for the shape of your glasses: figure out what your face is lacking, and get glasses frames that provide it.
To really be considered “round” a face needs to be about the same width and height, with a curving chin and cheeks. Something angular and slimming is your best look for a round face. Flat, rectangular lenses will make your face appear longer and thinner, particularly if they sit high on your face.
Men who has a square face and who want to soften their impression up a little can wear rounded lenses. If you like the strong profile and don’t want glasses to make you look imposing, squared-off shapes can still work, but be sure the lenses are large and about even in height and width.
Oval faces are the universal blood type of eyewear. They work well with most styles as long as you avoid the extremes. An oval face is taller than it is wide, with a rounded chin and high cheekbones, and it can wear either squared-off frames or curving ones.
For heart-shaped faces, narrow cheekbones and a small chin look very pretty in photos, but they’re sort of a pain to fit glasses for. You can take a lot of the emphasis on a pointed chin by wearing lenses that are wider at the top than the bottom. A butterfly taper to the sides can help as well by bringing the attention in toward the center of your face.