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Sunglass Guide for the Suave Man

We believe the combination of a nice tailored suit and sunglasses is one of the top five looks to master in your lifetime, so get on with it and determine which best suits you.

Sunglasses offer a way to express your personal style, so it’s important to find a pair that you feel confident in to give off just the correct amount of “I got it going on” vibe.

But it doesn’t stop there; there is a need for sunglasses when you are outside being active. If you typically are very casual on the weekends but dressed to the nines on weekdays, purchasing two pairs for the different looks may be your best bet.

Simen Haidery, sales supervisor at Lens Crafters’ Tysons Corner location, shares that many active customers who desire the sports look prefer brands such as Oakley and Maui Jim. Other customers looking for sunglasses to go with their suit usually choose Tom Ford, Gucci, or Brooks Brothers. However, some men choose to just go with one pair that will work across all looks.

Are you at a loss for which sunglasses to choose? Use our guide below to determine which type works well for your face shape, and then compare with the current popular sunglass styles to find the finest look for you.

Determine Your Face Shape

Face shape makes quite a difference in picking the right shades, according to Sunglass Hut. Determine which shape your face is and use this as your guide before picking the type of sunglasses to rock.

A round face is exactly what it sounds like, a circular shape. Oval faces are longer than they are wide. A square face is angular, with a pronounced jawline. Finally, a heart shape is wider at the forehead and then becomes narrow at the jawline, ending with a pointed chin.

Face Shape and Complementary Sunglass Styles

Oval. Congratulations! Your particular face shape runs the gamut. You’ll have your choice of an array of styles, from Wayfarer to round or rimless: it’s hard to go wrong.

Round. With a round face, get into shades that are distinguished and angular. Consider sunglasses with geometric shapes like horizontal frames or Wayfarers.

Square. To offset your chiseled face, choose some curvier shades. Round frames look dapper with your strong jawline.

Heart. Balance your face shape by directing attention downward and adding some weight to your bottom half. Frames with thin temples or embellished bottoms are a great match for you.

Popular Sunglass Types

Now that you’ve considered which frames balance your face shape, let’s determine which sunglass style you prefer. Five types of sunglasses remain top of mind when it comes to stylish sunglasses: Aviator, Round, Wayfarer, Oval, and Shield.

Simen says their location’s most popular brands include Ray Ban, Wayfarer, Oakley, Tom Ford, Gucci, Maui Jim, and Brooks Brothers. “A current trend is the aviators from Ray Bans with the flash mirror,” Simen said.


Protect Your Eyes from Harmful Rays

If you’re going for utility over appearances, you still need to protect those eyes. They’re the only ones a man’s got.

- You know what’s not cool? Getting cataracts that cause blurred vision. Another result of damaging your eyes could be macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness. Sunglasses provide protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

- Not wearing your sunglasses in the winter is for children. Snow reflects 80 percent of sunlight. You are a man, so be astute and wear sunglasses year-round.

- Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned? When buying your sunglasses, make sure they block UVA and UVB rays.

What’s even better is that you can shop for sunglasses and get them sent to your house to try on, for free, no purchase necessary. Warby Parker, Sunglass Hut, and Fetch Eyewear all offer this service.

Go, explore, and find the right sunglasses to perfectly complement your look. We’ve got your suit covered, so contact us and let’s craft a look for the suave gentleman in you.

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