Large 70s styled frames are hot! Brands such as Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples and Ray-Ban have understood, perhaps even created the trend. Oliver Peoples and Tom Ford are rather young companies; they were founded in 1986 and 2005 respectively. Ray-Ban on the other hand, has been around for a longer time and finds that their older models from the 70s and 80s have started a new life cycle. The next trend; slightly thinner frames, made from preferably metals.
The bigger the better? A man’s thing..? Or compensating behavior?
Glasses change the appearance of persons. They are very personal. Some people don’t like to wear glasses but have to and thus choose very subtle ones. Other people, like those in these photos, have chosen to get out there and make a statement about their looks and perhaps also their personality and interest in fashion. Would they carry optical lenses in their frames or are they just a fashion accessory? Would you wear glasses without any correction, just because you like the look of them?
Nice jacket on the left! Is that Etro?
I need my Tom Ford’s! But I am also aware that they receive certain attention from people around me. At least half the people that didn’t know me before my TFs think the glasses are just for fashion purposes. They would ask me if they could borrow them from me to show their friends. They don’t realize I would then have to deal with a blurred vision J
Check out grandad on the left, his glasses must be either 40 years old and he started the trend; or he’s a flashy gentleman following the trendy hipsters…
Either way, I think glasses are a great accessory to further style your outfit. Have a pair for serious moments and a pair that fit with your casual activities. I mean, people have formal shoes and sneakers too… Why not match your glasses with your outfit, thus have several for different occasions? What glasses do you favor? Any suggestions for my next pair? Urban Spectacles made from wood?
Source (most) photos; Scott Schuman’s Sartorialist.