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Basic anatomy of what makes glasses eyeglasses.
As you might well imagine, they’re constructed of several different parts that work together. Most pairs typically consist of a pair of rims which secure the lenses. A bridge which connects the rims, and temples which extend over the ears. Depending on the style of glasses, other details may also exist including nose pads, temple tips, or a brow bar across the top. But we’ll get into those details later.
First, let’s talk about the various construction materials that can be used to make eyeglasses starting with plastic. Cellulose acetate is a plastic polymer that’s made from wood pulp and then molded into sheets. Individual frames are then cut from these sheets and hand polished. This is a little bit more labor-intensive than using simple extruded plastic so that’s where a little bit of the extra cost comes from. As a plus, acetate is stiffer, heavier, and more durable than standard plastic so that’s why it’s a good choice for eyeglasses.
Multicolored patterns such as tortoiseshell are far more beautiful than acetate since the pattern was created over an entire sheet. If it were extruded plastic, that pattern would have to be painted on which generally doesn’t look as nice.
Next up, metal. Often you’ll see glasses constructed from titanium, aluminum, or various alloys. They’re typically corrosion resistant which is a good thing if they’re going to be sitting on faces that might sweat. Metal is particularly well suited to thinner frames especially in round or rectangular shapes.
Lastly here, let’s talk about natural frames. Though they’re a bit harder to find and generally more expensive, you are still able to find natural frames and such materials as wood, bone, or shell.
Horn is another option often from a buffalo or a deer they’re usually hand-carved and then polished and because of their striations and matte finish, they end up being a really elegant choice.
Tortoiseshell is largely illegal these days. Any shell that was harvested after 1973 is not allowed to be sold but if you’re particularly determined, you could probably find a pair at a vintage retailer.
Next, let’s talk about some recommended styles of eyeglasses.
First, let’s talk about brow line glasses which are defined by a top-heavy strong frame along the brow line and across the temples. The frame is completed along the bottom by thin metal wires which have the general effect of drawing the eye upwards towards the more defined part at the top. Round metal frames have typically been the choice for the counterculture, youth culture, and other sorts of resistance movements, and in the last few years, we’ve started to see them re-enter the mainstream again. Favored by people including Steve Jobs, Gandhi, and John Lennon, they’re a choice for somebody who feels that they are just a little bit outside of the mainstream. Unlike round metal frames, round plastic frames with a keyhole bridge are the epitome of stylish mainstream menswear. These frames can add maturity to youthful faces but unlike browline glasses, they also work perfectly well on seasoned gentlemen too.
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