There was a time when sunglasses were just a functional thing to protect your eyes from the glare of the sun. Well, that era has passed, and the focus now is to combine function and personal style. This is easier said than done, because when you buy a new pair of sunglasses, there are many factors to consider.
Choose the sunglasses that suit your face
There is nothing worse than buying a pair of sunglasses online and discovering that they don’t fit. But don’t be afraid, there are ways to solve this problem.
Precautions for purchase
First of all, before buying a new pair of sunglasses, you should carefully consider the following things, from face shape to lens quality.
The debate about the face shape of sunglasses is a minefield, but there are still certain conventions to follow. If your face is longer than a wide face — there are softer lines around your cheeks and chin — you definitely don’t want your face to look longer, so don’t make it too small or a face like John Lennon. Fortunately, the rest of the sunglasses are completely within your grasp, so you can freely choose square and round styles, and the oversized and drooping silhouettes are also very suitable.
For the rest of us, the rules are a bit tricky. Round and curved hairstyles help soften facial features, such as obvious cheeks and square chin. A square frame with rounded corners is also possible, but too many geometric shapes will emphasize your angle and appear rough.
A square face (similar length and width) is suitable for a rounder style, while a rounder face will benefit from more structure and definition. If you are in doubt, the classic wayfarer is a universal style suitable for almost all men, so start here.
When comparing frames, it’s worth considering color, material, and detail. Certain features, such as double bridge type or thick border type, will highlight specific parts of the face, making people notice thick eyebrows or well-defined cheekbones. Bold colors can produce a similar effect, but using bright colors on thinner frames is more distracting. Tortoise shell, black and metal frame are timeless choices.
Acetate and metal are the frame materials for most (that is, high-quality) sunglasses on the market; the former is stronger and lighter than the cheap molded plastic version, ensuring increased durability and comfort. At the same time, the metal frame provides greater ductility and adjustability, suitable for thin and minimal designs.
Any valuable eyewear brand will provide you with a free protective cover, so use it. It will reduce the scratches and damage of the frame and lens, and ensure the service life.
The bottom line of the lens is protection. Choose those that provide full spectrum (100%) UV protection and check the “CE” mark to make sure they meet the basic protection standards.
Polarized lenses are designed to block glare and contribute to contrast, as do some tinted versions. Mirrors and colored lenses provide a stylish choice and become a major feature of this season’s collection. However, you have to know that what is popular today will usually fall out of favor tomorrow, so if you want value for money, stick to traditional lens colors such as black, gray, green, and brown gradients.