It’s summertime, it’s really bright and I’ve had a lot of requests from readers to do an article on how to pick the perfect pair of shades so I’m going to do that today.
We’re here to help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses. So I feel like there’s four sun-god shapes that every guy should know. The first one being the Wayfarer. Think JFK Bob Dylan classic as it gets and any guy can pull it off and it’s definitely the most effortless of all the shapes.
Next up not as easy to wear but it’s one that everybody thinks they can wear. Then it’s the aviator. Aviator there’s a lot of variations, you have round aviators, you have teardrop aviators, you have navigators or a little more square. Definitely be aware of which one you’re picking in which one fits your face shape. Next shape is the Clubman it’s kind of like the Wayfarer but a little more souped up plastic on top. While your bottom I think a little more militant and a little more structure. The last shape which is probably know how to describe it, probably the most rock and roll of all of them. It’s the round, more John Lennon or the birds.
So I’m always asked what face shapes and sound gosh shakes people should wear. I mean, I think it’s a myth you know when they say arch a face, we’re square and round face whereas rectangle to me. That’s not personal style but I do think you need to keep it simple so if it fits your personality, wear it. You know, there’s a little rebel in all of us and we’re all men so you shouldn’t be told with you.
My biggest pet peeve of all bridge fit can’t stand when I see glasses sitting too high on people or too low. Think if you’re going to wear them, they need to frame your face perfect.
We’ll start with a classic Wayfarer because it’s a frame that everybody can wear this frame here you know the shape is good on them but it’s it’s a little bit high. Whenever you get a frame that’s too high you’ll let a lot of light in it. Also kind of pulls your face up. We’ll take these off, we’ll put on this other frame this bridge is actually too small so it frames is face shaped nice not going to get Sun and topper bottom but it looks like it’s squeezing his nose doesn’t look comfortable. And this my friends is an example of a perfect bridge fit is doesn’t set too high, doesn’t set too low, so the bridge is really the distance between lenses on your nose so from one end to other and with bridge fits a millimeter can make your image different kind of fit. But then it seemed like margin frames are next to each other, but on your face it’s a big difference. Kind of like having a tailored shirt all right.
I want to take you through like what do I go through with a customer when they come in and want to buy a pair of shades. What’s the process that I take together with. Well, let’s find you the perfect pair. First thing I would ask is what’s your style you know. But I’m looking a little more casual. Let’s start with Wayfarers and I think they’re the most effortless. You dress them up, you dress them down, start with a pair okay. I think it’s a little too angular for your face shape or for the style you’re going for. I mean wants you to effortless. You should go to softer edges all right. So you grab one with little rounder, like the Barton Pereira. A little bit thinner profile which I think makes you a little more effortless. I think they are pretty sharp. They do look really sharp, looks like JFK. It does but that block to me isn’t casual let’s say something just a little more casual. A little bit softer in color. Like the Garrett like Kinney, the color is sage green so it’s not really black, not brown. I think it makes an interesting and casual Umbridge fits.
It shouldn’t sitting too high on your face, not too high, not too low, just right and perfectly covers your eye.
One size when you buy a pair and even if you find the right one you be like, are there adjustments I can make. You can adjust everything, but the bridge. So if they’re kind of slipping down your nose, you get tight behind the ears. If we will crooked, we can level them out you know. If you want them to have a little more face form give you a little more wraps if you do that as well.
I hope that was useful. Now you know how to pick the perfect pair of shades. until next time this is BeardandStyle telling you to stay manly.