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Recent Trends in Men’s Eyeglasses

August 1st, 2011

If you ever thought your eyeglass was just a practical aid to help you with your eyesight, think again. In a world that requires people to take their images more and more seriously, even eyeglasses have become the latest fashion accessories. They are made with different styles and tagged with top international brand names and shipped to the farthest end of the world where people relentlessly seek that fashionable look everyday.

Although they have always been placed more emphasis on fit, comfort and durability of eyeglasses, men are also concerned with style. It is universally believed that the right pair of eyeglasses can tremendously improve the wearers’ overall image, therefore choosing men’s glasses becomes an important matter. The right glasses can help him shape an intellectual, wise and trustworthy image, while the less than perfect ones can only hide all the metrics and magnify the flaws of his physical features. To choose the right pair of eyeglasses, one needs to acquaint himself with the latest trends. Only in this way can he avoid wearing glasses that went out of fashion twenty some years ago.

Men’s eyeglasses have come a long way. While some styles seem to stay fashionable all the time, others evolve. One example of the former is the retro eyeglasses. Worn by people of all age groups, these glasses will simply never be out of fashion. Another style that is making a comeback is those round John Lennon eyeglasses. 25 years later, they are still around and very much loved all over the world.

While some types of eyeglasses manage to stay in the spotlight, the overall trend in men’s eyeglasses is always evolving. Recently, men’s frame style has become much more bold and masculine. Manly shapes such as aviator glasses and double brow-bar styles have re-emerged, however, made with newer and often more durable materials. While larger and bolder frames shapes are always in, be careful not to go too big if you have a small face. Besides masculine and bold frames, rimless and semi-rimless styles also become popular with people who want a modern or minimalist look. Combined with anti-reflective lenses, eyeglasses with these styles practically disappear from the wearer’s face, giving out a more clean and minimal look. For a younger, hip or retro look, many people are turning back to plastic. Lightweight and comfortable, plastic frames are creating another craze among youngsters despite of their drawbacks of being easy to break.

How to choose comfortable and durable Men’s Eyeglasses

July 29th, 2011

When facing a recent survey about men’s eyeglasses, about 88 percent of the respondents said that the comfort and fit of the glasses was the most important factor for them in choosing an eyeglasses frame. Many others claimed that durability was the most important to them. Although they are concerned with style as well, men, as is obviously shown in the results of the survey, certainly won’t forsake comfort, fit and durability just to look good. Here, we list some of the key areas to check out to ensure the most important factors on men’s mind in choosing men’s glasses frames.

To achieve comfort and fit, first of all, you need to ensure that the temples don’t dig into the side of your head. Make sure the frames are wide enough for your face and choose the frames whose edges protrude slightly beyond your face. In this way the temples don’t touch your head as they extend back to your ears. Second, you need to make sure the length of the temples match your condition. When you are in the store, ask your optician the lengths they can order and try different lengths on until you find one pair that suits you. Once purchased, the lengths of the temples can’t be changed, so make sure your select the best length. Besides temples, the nosepiece is essential in making the glasses comfortable on your face. The best nosepieces out there are the adjustable silicone nose pads. These pads can be re-adjusted for the perfect fit, making your glasses wearing experience very comfortable. For frames without adjustable nose pads, make sure the fit is secure without pinching your nose.

If you want a pair of frames that will last longer than the usual frames, your should consider the material from which the frames are made from titanium, stainless steel and flexible materials. For example, flexon are among the best materials to make durable frames. Titanium and stainless steel are much stronger than other metal frame materials and therefore last longer. As for Flexon,what makes it such a good choice of material is its flexibiltiy. This titanium-based alloy will go back into its original shape even after being twisted, bent or crushed. So, if you want a pair of frames that will last, these three materials are the way to go.