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The Top Styles for Men's Glasses: What's Hot Right Now

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There are so many different styles of glasses for men to choose from these days. It can be a little overwhelming, especially if you aren't sure what's hot right now. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most popular styles for men's glasses and give you a little bit of information about each one. We will also provide some tips on how to choose the right style for your face shape!

We are long past the time when glasses were considered geeky or nerdy. With the huge variety of eyeglasses and frame styles, everyone can find the perfect pair to suit them. However, glasses are not just for the near and far-sighted amongst us, they are becoming a popular fashion accessory worn purely for aesthetic reasons. Here are some of the hottest eyewear trends that we predict will still be going strong for 2022.

Popular Glasses Styles For 2022

In some ways I think we're seeing a return to the classics like aviators and even the classic Ray-Ban look, which I think we'll see even more of when the retro effect of the new Top Gun movie comes out later this year. Sadly, even though many of us grew up wishing we were Maverick, that movie is now a "classic film" and will certainly result in plenty of retro emulation of those 80's looks.

Aviators

The aviator-style of glasses were all the rage in the 70s but seemed to drop off for a few decades until they began to creep back into style in the late 2010s, and they show no sign of slowing down. They are a bold choice and can be difficult to pull off so are reserved for the most stylish amongst us however, we predict that as this style grows, we will discover more and more ways to wear them.

Wooden Frames

Wooden or wood effect frames can be a striking fashion statement and will give your look a rustic, vintage feel. They are still not as mainstream as other styles, but they are becoming more common, and we predict they will only grow in popularity as the trend toward more sustainable men's fashion continues to become more widespread. Although these frames are often not actually made of wood, the move away from plastics is bound to make these seem more appealing to Generation Z.

Oversized Frames

The bigger the better when it comes to glasses these days. The popular aviators are just one in a whole host of different glasses that fall into the category of oversized frames. The traditionally nerdy style glasses with thick black frames first gained popularity in the late 2000s/early 2010s and have since adapted to something sleeker and more wearable. They have grown into something more casual by thinning out the frames and toning down the striking colors whilst keeping the large lenses.

How To Pick The Right Glasses For Your Face Shape

There are a few things you need to consider when choosing the right style of glasses for your face shape. First, you need to think about what type of look you want to achieve. Do you want something that is classic and timeless, or do you want to go with a more trendy style? Second, you need to take into account the proportions of your face. Certain styles of glasses will look better on certain face shapes than others.

Finally, you should always try on different styles of glasses until you find the ones that make you look and feel your best. Here are some tips on how to pick the right glasses for your face shape:

Oval Face Shape

If you have an oval face shape, congratulations! You can get away with wearing almost any style glasses. Since there is no specific feature you need to accentuate, it's all about your personal preference and finding a pair of frames that fit well on your face while also complementing your outfit or facial features. You will want to avoid extremely small or large glasses as they may not look right in proportion with the rest of your face shape.

Round Face Shape

If you have a round face shape, then we recommend going for square-shaped frames instead of round ones because this will help define more angles on top of the fact that oval shapes tend to be wider than long so if everything else around them are rounded off (like one's cheeks), then having some sharp edges would balance things out nicely.

Triangular Face Shape

If you have a triangular face shape, you will want to pair your glasses with strong and angular features to help balance out the sharp angles of your jawline. Rectangular or square-shaped frames are ideal for this type of face shape.

Heart-Shaped Face Shape

For those with a heart-shaped face, it is best to steer clear from big and bulky frames as they will only make your delicate facial features appear even smaller. Instead, try opting for thin and sleek frames that will highlight your best features. Oval or round frames are often good choices for this face shape.

If you can't decide, visit a local store or shop online with a friend who can give you some feedback from the site's tools that will show you what you'll look like wearing the glasses.  

So, what is the best style of men's glasses right now? That's really up to you! Hopefully though this discussion of current trends and what works best for different face shapes will help make the process of shopping for your new glasses a bit easier.

We've outlined some of the most popular styles and given you a few tips on how to choose the right style for your face shape. Whether you're looking for something classic and timeless or trendy and fashion-forward, we've got you covered. And remember, it's always important to try on different styles until you find the ones that make you look and feel your best!

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