Christmas may seem like a funny time to be thinking about sunglasses, but in the painful depths of midwinter, with a bleak January and February yet to come, it doesn’t hurt to indulge in a little daydreaming about better times to come and the fashion to go with them – and they can be very useful for anyone feeling a little delicate after a new year’s eve party!
Picking a style for your face shape
The right pair of ‘shades’ will make a huge difference to a man’s sense of style – they radiate cool, while also managing to be both contemporary and classic at the same time. There are a few tips to follow when selecting the perfect pair of sunglasses, starting with your face shape.
Men with an oval face have a pretty easy time of things. Most styles will suit them; from chunky frames to rimless, you can take the chance to go for something quirky, although really large frames may look a little out of proportion and are best avoided. For the gentleman with the round face go for something more striking or angular, with strong frames as a subtle contrast.
A very masculine square jawline will benefit from softening with circular and round frames, as the curves contrast the strong lines. This design also complements the softer lines of the heart shape well too. If you are looking for a style to complement a long face then you could look again for something oversized, but stay away from a narrow design to add strength to the upper part of the face. Of course, classic styles have become a go to staple for everybody, such as this Zephyr Matt Black pair, with their squared off wayfarer shaping that will flatter everyone. Or there's a more classic style with the Nihilism Gloss Black sunglasses with their metal bridge detailing.
Colour or not?
Black will always be the classic option for a pair of shades, but don’t rule out colour options. It’s true that bold and bright colours aren’t going to be in style forever, or will even suit everyone, but a tortoiseshell design is both a timeless classic and also a flattering option, complementing both a deep tan and the pale and interesting look.