Eyewear offers a man a fun way to display a bit of style. Since men don’t usually wear makeup or change hairstyles often, eyeglass frames can be used as a way to enhance their facial features. The following is a list of current men's eyeglass styles that seem to be turning heads.
Metal Is HotThe materials and colors used to make men's frames are expanding exponentially. Metals are the mainstay, reflecting a certain amount of masculinity. Fine, super-thin titanium is lightweight and reflects sophistication. Other metals are laser-cut into sculptured shapes with fancy temple detail. While the main metal colors of gun and brown are still very common, the industry also offers a full spectrum of colors.
More and more men are also choosing plastic frames, regardless of their age. Although you can find plastic materials in the conservative and traditional category, zylonite, a common type of eyewear plastic, is more commonly found in the "sleek to chunky" or "elegant to funky" categories. Frame designers are no longer afraid to push the limits and experiment with plastics in men's frame designs.
Go for BoldDon’t be afraid to ask your eyecare provider or optician for frames that step it up a bit. Try on a few bolder colors or patterns. Vibrant colors in plastic materials is one of the fastest growing fashion trends. Rimless frames, once called the "no glasses" look, is another style choice if you don’t want to appear to be wearing too much. Rimless frames can also be purchased with temples that vary in thickness and color.
If you can't decide on just one look, go ahead and buy a couple of different styles. Maybe you'd enjoy a sophisticated look for work, and a more laid-back look for dinner in the evening. You may also appreciate having a sturdy pair of glasses for working on projects, and another pair of high-quality polarized sunglasses for wearing outdoors. The options are endless!
Armstrong, Roxanne. The changing face of men’s eyewear. Vision Care Product News, September 2012.