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How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN

How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN
How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN

How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN

Naturally, the first thing we think of when buying any kind of fashion accessory is how it’s going to look. Obviously we want style, we want a look, and we want a designer name. Chances are good that if you let your instincts guide you in your sunglasses purchasing decisions; you’ll end up with a great pair of frames that look just fine.

However, if you are unsure of whether or not those “perfect” sunglasses will look perfect on you, there is a fallback. Most people don’t take it into consideration, but face shape plays an important part in how your sunglasses will look. In general, go with the opposite of your face shape: for round faces, rectangular frames or thick frames look very good; for square faces, rounded or oval frames, and thin frames, do very well.

How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN
How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN

When selecting sunglasses, you may wonder how to pick out the best frames. How do face shapes for sunglasses impact the frames you should get? The key to finding the right pair of sunglasses for your face is balance.

Well it’s quite simple, first you should know the shape of your face. As per studies there are seven basic shapes: round, oval, oblong, triangle, inverted triangle, diamond, and square.

Once you determine your face shape, pick a frame that contrasts with the shape. The frame size of the sunglasses you select should also be in scale to your face.

How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN
How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN

I would like to share few examples of good frames for different face shapes.

  • Diamond-shaped faces: rimless frames, frames with distinctive brow-lines, or oval frames
  • Square faces: softer edged frames; round, oval, even cat-eyed, also thinner frames
  • Triangle shaped face: colorful frames or cat eye sunglasses, also frames with straight top lines
  • Inverted triangle shaped face: rimless frames, light colors and materials
  • Oblong face: frames that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of the face
  • Round faces: rectangular or squarish frames, thicker frames
  • Oval faces: most frames will look good, but especially square and wrap-around

Once you have decided the shape it’s time to select the correct color of your lenses.

Some colors enhance contrast, which can be useful; however, this is often at the expense of color distinction, which can cause problems (when you’re driving, for example, and need to be able to clearly differentiate the colors of a traffic light). Some sunglasses even come with interchangeable lenses so you can change the color easily, depending on what you’re doing.

How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN
How To Pick The Perfect Sunglasses For MEN

I am listing below few types of glasses that you can choose from as well:

  • Gray lenses reduce light intensity without affecting contrast or distorting colors.
  • Brown lenses partially enhance contrast by blocking some blue light. Good for snow sports. Also generally good for hunting in bright light, against open backgrounds.
  • Amber/yellow lenses significantly enhance contrast because they block most or all blue light, and that makes them popular among hunters who benefit from that contrast when looking at targets against the sky. They’re bad, however, for any activity that requires color recognition (like driving!). Good for snow sports.
  • Red/orange lenses are good for snow sports but only on overcast days. If you’re a hunter, orange lenses are good for clay targets against open backgrounds.
  • Violet lenses are good for shooters who need to see clay targets on a green background.
  • Photochromic lenses.These lenses darken or lighten as the amount of available light changes. However, they take time to adjust to different light conditions.
  • Polycarbonate lenses.Polycarbonate lenses offer impact protection during potentially hazardous sports and activities.
  • Mirror-coated lenses.Mirror-coated lenses reduce visible light.
  • Blue-blocking lenses.Blue-blocking lenses can make distant objects easier to see, especially in snow or haze. They’re popular with skiers, boaters and hunters. Lenses that block all blue light are tinted amber. However, when driving, it’s recommended that tinted sunglasses be gray to ensure proper traffic light recognition.
  • Polarized lenses.Polarized lenses reduce reflected glare, such as sunlight that bounces off snow or water. They’re useful for skiing, driving and fishing.

Lastly always remember to pick up a Sunglasses that blocks 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays.  UV radiation from the sun can damage not only the skin of your eyelid but also the cornea, lens and other parts of the eye. UV exposure also contributes to the development of certain types of cataracts and possibly macular degeneration.


I hope you guys found this post helpful and i am sure after reading this post you guys are able to finalize on your sunglass with complete surety.


If you have any questions relating to this article kindly drop in your questions in the below mentioned comments box and i will be glad to give you an answer or if not then at-least find one for you.

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  1. Great and a very useful blog. The pics of men wearing sunglasses are nice. Keep sharing.

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