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Since it’s development in the 1900’s, sunglasses have now become one of the most common accessories seen today. Not only do they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but they can also be the perfect addition to complete your outfit. We could even say it’s become a signature piece of sorts, because whether you’re travelling the world or having friday night drinks with your friends, sunglasses will always play an invaluable part in your style regimens.
But with that said, choosing the right pair of sunglasses is a hit-or-miss. Some might look good on you – others might not. Because we all love a well dressed man, The Trend Spotter have compiled the 5 hottest sunglass trends for all you fashion savvy gents out there.
1. Mirrored sunglasses
What sets mirrored sunglasses apart from the other styles is the fact that they are so reflective that those around you can use it as a moving mirror. What we love most about this style is how brilliant they look when they are photographed – it’s attention grabbing, and exudes a mysterious but confident persona. If you’re a man that wants to show others that you mean business, mirrored sunglasses are the way to go. A primary example of this style are aviator sunglasses.
2. Wayfarer sunglasses
Iconic label Ray Ban made this style a revolutionary trend in fashion when it emerged in the 1950’s, with the design and aesthetics providing a refreshing change from the common metal eyewear that pervaded this era. Since then, its popularity has fluctuated, but from recent runway shows it seems the style is coming back with a vengeance. This retro look is usually accompanied with a faintly coloured rim or lens, and perfectly suits any casual wear or summer/spring getup.
3. Round frame sunglasses
These were a major craze in the 1920’s and 30’s, where sunglasses were diverging from its primary use as protection from the sun. During this time, technology began to advance, and along with it eyewear started to more accessible and appealing. The round frame trend is guaranteed to provide you with a vintage look with a hint of eccentricity, and versatile enough to complement all fashion occasions from formal to casual. Since it doesn’t take up the entire face (as opposed to big aviator sunglasses), your facial features are accentuated – as such, you’re provided with a kinder and softer look which can be helpful especially if you’re trying to impress that special someone.
4. Wrap around sunglasses
Wrap around sunglasses are renowned for their sweeping shape are the temple area of your face. The style places more emphasis on UV protection as it is favoured by men with an active lifestyle. In addition, it’s thick construction is purposed to prevent dirt and fine particles from entering the eyes. Whether you’re outgoing or not, this style should be in every man’s wardrobe, because you never know when you might need an accessory that provides more practical means (ie: UV protection) than fashionable. Brands that specialise in this trend include Oakley and Persol.
5. D-Frame sunglasses
Creating a contemporary and retro look, D-frame sunglasses have been renowned for their precision in design and unique perspective on the eyewear trend. While other styles retain an ovalur look, D-frame sunglasses are instantly recognisable from the sharp straight slice across the top of the rims, radiating a futuristic feel while still oozing sex appeal. We recommend looking into Dolce and Gabbana if you’re interested in this style.