The Best Glasses for Men
The best glasses for men help you see, but they can also make you look better and even hide faults — like a glasses-shaped rash around your eyes.
By Kamala Kirk
It’s official: glasses are back and they’re hotter than ever. It has become quite commonplace for guys to wear glasses without a prescription. They can add just the right touch of seriousness to any outfit, giving you that intellectual edge you seek, whether you’re on a job interview or out on a hot date. To discover the right spectacles that suit your personal style and face shape, check out this essential guide to the best glasses for men.
Thick plastic frames just scream seventies chic from Nana’s old polaroids. The American Apparel Blazer Eyeglass ($45) comes in several stylish colors and can be filled with a prescription by your optometrist. These look great on any face shape and as an added bonus they’re unisex so your girlfriend can borrow them for Coachella.
For those with a square-shaped face, characterized by a strong jaw line, the circular Paul Smith frames ($340) are some of the best glasses for men with your face type because the round lines help to soften your appearance and play up your strong features.
If your face is more on the round side, you will want to choose a rectangular frame for that slimming effect. The square Warby Parker frames ($95) are the best glasses for men because they will give your face a leaner look, plus they come in a super cool striped evergreen design that can match any outfit or occasion.
If anyone can make glasses look cool, it’s James Bond. For a dose of 007 style tips that you can add to your wardrobe, read Dress Like This Guy: James Bond. You won’t regret it.