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So how do we determine what style of eyeglasses is right for you?

Well, the first thing we should do is determine your face shape. The shape of your frames must play well with the shape of your face and as you might imagine, a pair of frames that looks good on one man might look completely out of place on another.

To find out what shape you are, you will need more than just a mirror. Ideally, you’ll also have handy a pencil and paper and someone to help you. To begin the measuring process, we’ll start at the forehead measuring across from the widest point. Remember, don’t wrap the tape measure around the curvature of your head. We’re going to be measuring its dimensions as if it were a flat two-dimensional object since that’s essentially how it’s going to be seen when people are looking at you. The tape measure should only be touching one point on your head like a line tangent to a circle. Write down the number you measured for your forehead, it goes without saying that we’ll be writing down all of these numbers so you can compare them at the end of the measuring process to determine your face shape. Next, move downward to measure your cheekbones and then move downwards still to measure your jawline at its widest point. Finally, measure the length of your face by taking the tape measure and placing it vertically, first at the top of your forehead by your hairline and then down to the bottom of your chin. To determine which face shape you have, look at the numbers you’ve got and compare them to the advice we’re about to give for how to spot different face shapes.

First, we’ll talk about oblong faces which in general are longer than they are wide. For the most part, the measurements of your jawline, cheeks, and forehead will all be fairly similar for an oblong face shape. Smaller frames probably aren’t going to do you justice instead you should be going for a larger frame with some thickness to it. Sharp angles and concise lines are going to add some definition to your soft facial features and give you a more masculine look.

Next, we’ll talk about heart-shaped faces. These are basically inverted triangles meaning that you have a smaller more pointed chin in comparison to your cheek and forehead measurements which are wider and roughly about the same. The best frames for you are going to be ones that even out your faces proportions so opt for rimless or semi-rimless frames that are thinner in nature.

Next, we’ll talk about square face. As you might well imagine, these are pretty much as long as they are wide and the edges of your face are probably going to be mostly straight up and down or straight across. In particular, at the jawline, you’re probably going to notice concise sharp corners rather than a more rounded gradual edge. Since you have a distinctive and chiseled face with bold features, you’re going to want round frames that softened the appearance overall.

Next are oval faces which you can also think of as being roughly similar to the shape of an egg. In general, be happy! Having an oval face means that you can wear almost any style of frame with ease.

Next up are rounded faces which are also about as wide as they are long. The difference between a rounded face and a square face is that a rounded face typically has a narrower forehead and a narrower softer jawline. To provide contrasting balance here, opt for something that’s more geometrically shaped

Finally, we’ll talk about diamond-shaped faces. If your face is widest at the cheekbones with a narrow forehead and a narrow jawline there’s a good chance that you have a diamond face shape. With this shape, you want to focus on frames that complement your cheekbones but also provide some balance overall.
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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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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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