Nowadays, lots of people who need eyeglasses to correct their vision problem would take into consideration the style of the frames they choose. With the geek look being in trend, Korean style glasses are so popular now. Korean glasses is now associated with counterculture such as hipster, preppy or dandy. Remember how our favorite oppa Kim Soo Hyun rocked the eyeglasses in the drama You Who Came From The Stars as Professor Do Min Joon? Many other Korean idols rock those large-framed eyeglasses flawlessly. Korean glasses, which had previously been classed as purely functional, were transformed into a fashion accessory. In fact, you might even notice that some people’s Korean glasses don’t even have lenses, they are purely for decoration.
Korean idols are known for wearing Hipster glasses, which brought a trend globally. In Asia, the hipster trend probably started in South Korea, in the early 2000s, hipster or thick-framed glasses were worn mostly by single eyelid Korean men. Now, walking down the streets of Seoul, you will be able to see trendy Korean guys sporting this look. One example would be Korean actor, Kim Soo Hyun, he is known for his single-eyelid, which is gaining popularity in Korea. Korean celebrities are often sported with glasses off stage. Now, various Korean pop idols are sporting with the glasses. Korean men tend to give a preppy or dandy look with their glasses.
Big, thick plastic glasses frames are the Korean style, but having lenses in them reduce their cool a few dozen notches. The glasses frames that have been selected for this fashion statement are like super charged, overly exaggerated version of Woody Allen’s vision gear, or the kind of plastic glasses that are invariably attached to the big nose and mustache gag disguises. These no lens glasses now come in all sorts colors and shapes, are sold everywhere fashionable youth go, and have become exceptionally popular among both female and male hipsters.
If you also would love to pick up a pair of hipster Korean glasses, usually, tips on picking the right frame use the shape of the face as basis, which is that the rectangular frames fits for round face and oval or hear-shaped face fits for any kind of eyeglasses, but this is the old way of choosing frames. What should be considered are the eyes and the area around the eyes. For example, if the distance between the brows and the upper line of the eyes is wide, thick frames are recommended. If a person has dark circles around the eyes, rimless frames are not suggested. Picking the right frame also depends on the image that the person wants to project.