What Sunglasses are Right For You?
Finally, the summer is here, so that means it’s time to bring out the Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops and your signature sunglasses to start the summer in style. And when speaking about sunglasses, we are not talking about the ones you get at your local gift shop or amusement parks, No, we mean a pair you will actually pay top dollar for. Even if you only wear shades one season a year, you still need to have a signature pair to protect your eyes and your style. Like a suit, sunglasses should be tailored to your look, your needs and your budget.
Ray Ban Wayfarer
When it comes to classics no frames have a better reputation than the timeless Ray Ban Wayfarer frames. Designed in 1952, these subtle curved frames have become a part of American culture, thanks to the influences of Andy Warhol, James Dean and President John F. Kennedy.
Face Structure. These frames fit best if you have a square face. If you’re wondering what characteristics qualifies for a square face, it usually consists of strong cheeks and jawbone.
The Club Masters
Another hipster favorite when it comes to sunglasses is the infamous Club Master Frames. Originally designed in 1947 by Shuron Ronsirs, the Club master became an overnight success when Ray Ban turned the frames into sunglasses after seeing them wore by Bruce Willis on the show “Moonlighting.” One of the characteristics that make these glasses unique is the bold upper part of the frames that create a solid bridge across the top of the frame. And just like the Wayfarer, the Club master had its fair share of superstars and political leaders wearing the frames like Bruce Willis, Kernel Sanders and Malcolm X.
Face Structure. These glasses are neutral to faces of all shapes and sizes. If there were a middle ground for sunglasses the Club master would definitely be it.
Aviator sunglasses are also known as “mirror frames” because of the reflective tint that were designed specifically for pilots and hence the name “Aviator.” Popularly known from the film “Top Gun” starred by Tom Cruise, these frames are designed for action! When it comes to keeping sunlight out your sight, no sunglasses will do a better job than Aviator’s. Because of the tempered glass lens, these will prevent light from breaking through, while only allowing 15% of incoming light. Developed in 1936, for the military to replace the outdated goggles, most aviators today have kept step its original construction.
Face Structure: Face structures that compliment Aviator frames the best is a triangle face. The characteristics of a triangle face structure are narrow forehead and jaw line.
Now that you know what sunglasses best fits your structure, it’s time to cover your face with a pair of shades.