If you’re like me finding the right pair of sunglasses can be one hell of a chore. My head seems to be on the smaller side so it makes getting a pair to fit ‘just right’ that little bit harder.
The weather is slowly starting to make a turn for the better so there is no better time to run out and grab yourself a new pair. If you’re like me it can be a bit of a minefield, so here are some tips for finding the perfect pair.
First of all you’ll need to consider your budget you can easily spend up to £300 on a pair of designer sunglasses or as little as £15 on a pair from the high street.
It’s a must to try them on before you buy them, regardless of the price just because they cost you an arm and leg doesn’t mean they’re going to fit you well. You need to see how they fit and feel when they’re on. Even if you decide to buy a pair online if possible go out and try them on in a shop first, that way you can save yourself the trouble if they don’t fit right.
One thing to consider when budgeting is whether or not your looking for a pair you’ll want to keep for a long time. If you’re seriously investing in a pair of sunglasses that you want to last it maybe worth spending that little bit extra and opting for designer. As well as the build quality, the lens that you’ll find on most designer glasses are better quality than the plastic sprayed glare ones you’ll find on the high street. However, if you’re more likely to misplace or sit on them then make sure that they offer adequate UVA and UVB protection to protect your eyes.
Decide what style of sunglasses your looking for, are you wanting something attention grabbing? Or something more classic?
Try and find a pair that matches your hair colour and your skin tone. So go for darker rims if you have darker hair and skin tone and lighter rims if you have a lighter complexion and hair. Silver rims tend to be more flattering on darker haired guys where as gold tend to work better for guys with lighter coloured hair such as blonde. Also try and match any jewellery to the colour of the rims, so silver rims – silver jewellery.
The fit is crucial, look at where the top of the rims line up with your brow line. They should follow the curves of your face without being too tight against your head or leaving too big a gap between the side of your face and the edge of the glasses. If you pull a big smile and the sunglasses move upwards then they’re probably too close to your cheeks.
If you want to grab attention how about these Prada Linea Rossa
If you want something classic how about these Tom Ford Aviators
Finally if you want something a bit more retro check out these Ray Ban Wayfarers