As with a lot of accessories today, wearing designer sunglasses is no longer the domain of fashionable ladies. For the stylish gentleman who enjoys looking good, branded eyewear can be the perfect complement to an outfit, and also a fantastic way to express your own creativity and personality. |
If you’re going to make the investment in a pair of designer sunglasses it’s very important to get some advice from your optician, because he or she will know the products and their suitability and be able to tailor a choice to your individual needs. However, it’s also a really good idea to take along a partner or trusted friend to help you make the final decision, as the choice is vast.
Along with professional advice from your optician, these tips below will help you make the best choice.
Choose the Right Shape
There is definitely some standard advice when it comes to designer sunglasses frames and face shape – yes, even for men. It’s not too hard to work out your face shape by looking in the mirror and the following makes for a good starting point.
Oval: Lucky you, you can get away with pretty much any shape of frame. Go for it and let your inner fashionista go wild!
Square: If you’ve got a square face, the classic Aviator style will look great. Aside from them, the advice is to go for the more rounded shapes to soften the jawline.
Round: Your best bet is to soften the curves with a large, angular style of frame. Square frames are also very good for you.
Heart: This face shape is a little trickier but you’re looking to balance out a wider forehead and narrow chin, so try on some of the smaller frame styles and see what works best. You should avoid round frames though, as they’ll accentuate a broad forehead.
Make Sure They’re Right for Your Life
While some lucky men have several pairs of designer sunglasses from which to choose, depending on their mood and what they’re wearing, most of us need to select a versatile pair that will carry us across all areas of work and leisure. Some points to consider when making this decision include:
- Consider your lifestyle in terms of sporting or outdoor activities
- Manage the balance of fashion vs. functionality
- UVA and UVB protection: it’s advisable to choose a pair with at least 99%, to ensure versatility
- Do you have any loyalty to particular brands?
Ultimately, choosing a pair of designer sunglasses is highly personal and only you can really decide on the style that feels most comfortable and that you’re confident will fit your individual lifestyle. However, simply due to the number of products on offer, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming. It’s very wise to go online and do some basic research into your preferred brands’ offerings so you at least know what your options are. Armed with that information (and a trusted friend), the next step is to make an appointment with your optician so they can assist you to make an informed purchase that you’ll be happy with.
David Paul opticians epitomise everything you want from a local eyewear specialist. Not only do they offer eye tests, they provide an expert service that includes OCT testing and advice on buying your ultimate pair of spectacles. If you’re looking for designer sunglasses, the team of experienced eyewear specialists and expert optometrists are there to answer all your questions and make your glasses and contact lens buying experience the best it can be.
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