Sunglasses

SHADE ALERT

For as long as there has been a sun in the sky, there has been a need for sunglasses. However, like most other menswear staples born out of necessity, there is much more to these frames than meets the eye.

Sunglasses are all about the way they make your face look, so find a pair that suits your face shape and your wardrobe.However, you first need to determine the shape of your face before you invest in a pair of sunglasses.

Face Shape

 

We’ve picked 3 diverse frames from our season’s collection to get you started.

#1: This face shape will be best with an aviator styled frame.

Aviators

Heart-shaped faces, sometimes called triangle, are widest at the temples and narrowest at the chin. Sunglasses that feature wide lower edges with no straight lines along the top work especially well for this facial group because they shift attention downward and elongate the face. This face shape will be best with an aviator styled frame.

Heart Shaped Faces: Shop Here.

Aviators

 

#2: An oblong face works especially well with oversized sunglasses or rectangular lenses and sunglasses with thick frames.

Sunglasses

Oblong faces, also called rectangular, are long and narrow with few angles. An oblong face works especially well with oversized sunglasses. Also, larger wayfarer or rectangular lenses and sunglasses with thick frames add width to a long face. Another option is sunglasses that feature tall or deep lenses and vintage style frames because the sharp angles and bold lines will give oblong faces an edge, sharpening otherwise soft features.

Oblong Shaped Faces: Shop Here

Sunglasses

 

#3: People in this category should choose a frame with round or oval shaped lenses

Sunglasses

Square shaped faces generally about the same length and width across the face—are characterised by a broad forehead and a strong jaw line. People in this category should choose a frame with round or oval shaped lenses that will help round out the sharpness of their features for a more balanced look.

Square Shaped Faces: Shop Here

Sunglasses

 

Sunglasses Top Tips:

  • Always try before you buy.
  • Consider your hair colour and skin tone.
  • Consider your hair style and length.
  • Remember the classics are the iconic styles for decades.
  • Invest in quality sunglasses.

 

To view our collection, visit our online store Basics. To shop looks from our highlights for the season, visit our lookbook.