Sunglasses are an important accessory for men, but you must make sure you pick the right pair that complements your facial structure and style.
The right pair of sunglasses can be the defining aspect of any look. Every self-respecting stylish man owns at least one pair of great sunglasses that suit him perfectly. No matter the season, the stylish man will always wear a great pair of sunglasses.
It’s widely known that sunglasses will make you more handsome and cooler. The reason is that when you wear the right type of sunglasses you give your face symmetry and with a symmetrical face, you could easily become the most handsome gentleman out there. Therefore it is important to find the right frames for your face. Let’s look at different Face Shapes.
If you look on Google you might find almost 10 different face shapes. The truth is that there are only four and no matter what anyone tells you your face is somewhere in between these four shapes. Read on to find the perfect pair of sunglasses for your face shape.
1. The Square Face
If you are gifted from birth with chiseled brow and prominent broad jawline then congrats my friend you have the face features every man wants. But with such manliness that your face has packed you’ll need to soften things a bit. The best way to do it? Curves!
Rounded frames should be your pick. Aim for semi-rimless like Club Masters, or Aviators, but my best pick would be Persol 714’s. See below
2. The Heart Face
If you have a heart-shaped face then you’ll have to put a bit of effort into finding your best suiting shades. Heart-shaped faces tend to naturally set your eyes as the main feature of your face.
In order to look great in shades, you’ll need to find a shape that elongates your face and directs the attention downwards. The best way to do it is with either with light colored frames or go rimless. Aim for Aviators, Semi-Rimless or Rimless sunglasses and frames wider than forehead.
3. The Oval Face
When it comes to sunglasses the oval face guy has it all. If you have an oval face then you can take your time and experiment with all the shapes that you want. Why?
Because most of the time everything will look good on you. If your face is way longer than it’s width then you might want to try rectangle frames. They will do the job perfectly if you want to balance your face.
4. The Round Face
Typically round faces have proportionate width and height. The best way to balance the round features on your face is to go with more square and rectangle shapes. My favourite pick is a great pair of Wayfarers but you can feel free to try out Ovals and Rectangular shapes.
Did you find your face shape?
Sunglasses are a great way to up your style game and you should utilize it to the maximum. What is your favourite sunglasses?
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This is a guest post from my friend Evgeni Asenov who is the founder of gentlemanzone.com. He has spent the last 5 years in studying and self-improving. For the past half a decade he has developed a love for men’s style and lifestyle. His love for clothing and helping others has been responsible for the creation of his blog. Visit his blog for more gentlemen style inspiration.