If you’re looking to level-up your glasses game, this spectrum of spectacles will surely boost your optical inspiration | Source: Pinterest

Frames of Fashion: Men’s Eyewear Trends For 2022

Less a corrective application, more a stylish addition, men’s glasses are now commonly seen as a luxury accessory providing the finishing touch to any attire. And from boutique opticians to the biggest fashion brands, there’s no shortage of options to choose from for every style.

Whether you’re looking for the ideal fusion of fashion and function or simply your next stylish accessory, here’s a look at some trending men’s glasses styles that are sure to elevate any appearance.

Clear Frames

Offering a fresh spin on a classic design, clear frames are a subtle style statement free from the distraction of bold colours and flashy details. Undeniably versatile, transparent frames provide shape and style suitable for a wide range of outfits, complexions and face dimensions. Pair them with a classic suit to enhance an authoritative and masculine aesthetic or combine them with more casual attire and they become a distinct accessory.

Mathew McConaughey Clear Frames
Mathew McConaughey wearing clear frame glasses | Source: Texas Monthly

The Clubmaster Browline

The Ray-Ban Clubmaster’s are likely one of the most recognisable styles today. The classic half-rim frames however were actually introduced way before the Ray-bans were released – made popular in the 50s and 60s.

Working well with a narrow face shape and dark features, the style accentuates width and sharpens facial lines providing a more masculine edge. Retain the classic look with black and tortoiseshell frames or opt for something a touch more attention-grabbing such as patterned metals and bright details.

Bruce Willis wearing a pair of Shuron Ronsirs
Bruce Willis wearing a pair of Shuron Ronsirs with tinted lenses in the 1980s | Source: Gentleman’s Gazette

Vintage Round Style

Channelling iconic images of John Lennon, round-framed specs have always held wonderful vintage connotations. The style never seems to lose its appeal representing a timeless look that pairs best with a sharper, square-shaped face. Keep it traditional with classic steel frames or add a modern-industrial element to the ensemble with a black or gold titanium frame and/or metal side details.

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John Lennon wearing his iconic round glasses | Source: People

The Aviator

Worn by the likes of Tom Cruise in Top Gun, Al Pacino in Scarface and Brad Pitt in Once upon a time in Hollywood, aviator-style glasses are undeniably cool. With popular origins dating back to the end of World War II, the classic silhouette is a choice that pairs well with almost anything.

From a smart suit to a casual shirt, the timeless style elevates an outfit and whether vintage or modern the aviator is versatile enough to adapt to the occasion. Keep it traditional with solid colours and basic metals or add an air of luxury with a slightly tinted lens or subtle pattern.

Tom Cruise wearing aviators in Top Gun | Source: Gentleman’s Gazette

Colour Tinted Lenses

In today’s celebrity realm, colour tinted lenses have become commonplace in Hollywood’s most famous bespectacled wearers. Well-known celebrities have been spotted wearing tinted glasses, ranging from Jeff Goldblum, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt. 

Minimalist Frames

Harbouring the notion ‘back to basic is better,’ there’s a resurgence of wire-thin frame styles that make a call-back to embracing the beauty in the simple things free from oversized and extravagant trends.

With minimalism at their heart, these simple designs and sleek shapes are both versatile and stylish able to be adapted to different outfits and occasions. This style also tends to be light and comfortable perfect for long-time wear.

kit harington wire frame glasses
Kit Harington wearing wire-frame glasses | Source: Esquire

If you’re in search of the latest technological glasses, have a look at Five of The Best Smart Glasses To Buy in 2022. Or if you’re keen on a new pair of sunglasses, check out The Best Sunglasses This Summer.

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