The 9 Best Sunglasses Styles for Men

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Sunglasses are more than just eye-protection. A well-selected pair can elevate your look and solidify your signature style. But there are countless styles and shapes out there — so it’s normal to feel overwhelmed when trying to cop a something new. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of the top trends and classic sunglasses styles for men — so you can make smart choices with your next pair of shades.

The Wayfarer

Coined by Ray-Ban in 1956, and perhaps the most classic and enduringly iconic sunglasses style there is, the Wayfarer is a universal eyewear staple that has proven to be timelessly stylish. The reason for the Wayfarer’s fame is that the style looks great on anyone and everyone. If you want a pair that you can wear with anything and that won’t go out of style, Wayfarer shades are a great choice. The Wayfarer style became, and continues to be, the eyewear of choice for celebrities and rock legends, with iconic artists like the Beatles, Billy Joel, Tom Cruise, and Orlando Bloom sporting the look. With its iconic history and celebrity endorsement, the Wayfarer shades have a rock n’ roll charm unrivaled by all other eyewear styles.

Different types of Wayfarer sunglasses

The Clubmaster (“Horn-Rimmed”)

These retro frames, also coined by Ray-Ban, are inspired by the 50’s browline sunglasses trend, featuring rounded lenses with larger, statement-making upper rims (the “browline”), often made of plastic, and slim wire rims around the bottom. You can’t go wrong with these iconic frames that have stood the test of time. The Clubmaster frames are indicative of a nostalgic era, but no matter what the era, they maintain their ability to command attention. Robert Pattinson, Ed Westwick, and Bruno Mars dig the style because a man who wears a pair of Clubmasters is a man who knows how to effortlessly balance retro with a kind of hipster-cool that cannot be achieved with any other eyewear style.

Different types of Clubmaster sunglasses

The Aviator

The Aviator and the Wayfarer consistently battle each other for the title of “most iconic sunglasses model in the world,” and it’s not hard to see why. These frames were originally designed in the 1930’s to shield  US aviators from the sun’s strong rays when up in the air, but their civilian popularity developed almost immediately after the style was released. These frames were further popularized by celebrities like Paul McCartney and Tom Cruise as they began to appear in pop culture references and films like Top Gun and To Live and Die in L.A. To this day, the Aviator is a favored style of celebrities and style icons, like Ne-Yo, Bradley Cooper, and Daniel Craig, to name a few. The classic Aviator frame is metal, and is characterized by a double or triple bridge. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of Aviators, but if you’re wanting to try something on the trendier side, plastic rimmed Aviators should do the trick.

Different types of Aviator sunglasses

Round Frames

These frames are characterized by rounded–or perfectly circular–lenses and frames and give off a cool, trendy-meets-vintage vibe. Though round frames are traditionally associated today as being the frame of choice for those seeking a vintage edge (think John Lennon), round frames are also becoming a very popular trend associated with Steampunk-inspired  fashion. Steampunk–the movement and celebration surrounding Victorian fashion and technology–is experiencing a revival as of late. Accessories like watches, top hats, and glasses have been giving a nod towards the niche genre. The fashion trend is indicative of being adorned with intricate and exposed mechanical parts, like hardware, gears, and belts. So, whether you’re feeling the iconic vintage vibe or a Steampunk-infused element of cool, we recommend trying a pair of round frames on for yourself and see what you think.

Different types of round frame sunglasses

Clear Frames

There’s something so effortlessly cool about clear frame sunglasses. Many brands offer most classic sunglasses shapes and styles with clear, or translucent-colored, frames. The frames will instantly update any look and add a touch of modern minimalist edge to whatever you wear. If you’re new to clear framed specs, we recommend a clear frame wayfarer-style pair for the perfect mix of classic-meets-modern.

Different types of clear sunglasses

 

Mirrored Lenses

Mirror lens sunglasses have made a huge appearance, bringing an 80’s coolness to modern styles. These rainbow-colored lenses shift in color at every angle, giving a unique allure. Considered one of the biggest trends in eyewear, mirrored sunglasses have been hailed by celebrities, bloggers, and dapper gentlemen alike for their ability to add a dimension of youthfulness, fun, and surprise to one’s everyday wardrobe. Whatever frame shape you favor, you’ll be able to find a mirrored version that adds a little something extra.

Different types of mirrored lens sunglasses sunglasses

Notch Bridge

This particular sunglasses style, coined by Persol in 1957, grew to be infamous in the late 1960’s when it became the style of choice by Steve McQueen. The iconic shape and look of these shades is characterized by a notch in the bridge of the frames just above the nose as well as by the sunglasses’ ability to fold in half for compact storage on-the-go. The overall look is classic, timeless, and reminiscent of the 60’s. The Persol brand was the originator of the notch bridge style, but today, the quintessential notch is popping up in all brands of eyewear and in a variety of frame shapes.

Different types of notched bridged sunglasses

Wooden Frames

Bring your look down to earth with natural wooden frames. Watches, tie bars, phone cases, and sunglasses are now being made of different wood varieties and the resulting look is undoubtedly stylish, unexpected, sustainable, and unique. From bamboo to walnut to mahogany to maple, find the perfect shade of wood that fits your style. These are by far the most innovative styles and are a great way to bring your look back to the basics.

Different types of wooden framed sunglasses

Colorful Frames

A colorful pair of sunglasses is a great way to round off your eyewear collection. Colored frames, like the mirrored lenses, add an unexpected pop of color to any outfit, and give your look an element of fun without going overboard. Make your favorite color a part of your signature style and add your personality to your look with a pair of colored frames.

Different types of colored frame sunglasses 

Visible panty lines (VPLs) can be really annoying! Do not give up yet! Here are some suggested ways to avoid them.

1) Avoid skin-clinging clothing. Extremely tight clothing will always bring out a panty line. If you love to wear skirts, consider wearing a loose-fitting style that will not show panty lines as much.

2) Choosing the right panties by making sure they are not too tight, or else they will dig in to your skin and cause panty lines. If you also go for an underwear that is too loose, it can easily wrinkle up inside your clothes, showing wrinkles and bumps. To avoid this, you can go for thongs.

3) Thongs simply don’t have the lines to show, making them the ideal panty line-free choice. G-strings are also good options because they have even less fabric than thongs, so they will help in minimizing panty lines.

4) If you hate thongs, there is another alternative! Boys shorts! Boy shorts extends downwards towards your thighs but be careful to be more cautious with boy shorts than you do with thongs because they do not completely erase the visibility of a panty line.

5) Look for seamless panties. Elastic and spandex panties are very good for a seamless look, but they are not breathable which makes it not suitable for an undergarment due to our feminine health. Cotton fabrics are not seamless because the fabric is too thick.

6) You can opt for shapewears too, because they can extend to your mid thigh, so there will not be a panty line. You can wear panties under your shapewear or not, depending on what you want. If you just want to smooth out your butt, upper thighs, and/or lower stomach, you can buy panty-style shapewear.

7) Tights and pantyhose are also good options. Wear a pair under your clothing. You do not need to wear underwear under your tights or pantyhose if you don’t want to. You can buy high-waisted styles if you want some coverage over your stomach, although tights will never give you as much control as shape wear.

8) Choose thicker fabrics. Pants and skirts made from thick, textured fabrics are much less likely to show panty lines than silky, clingy fabrics. Rear pockets also adds extra fabric to the seat of your pants, so they may also help hide panty lines.

9) Opt for prints and patterns. The trick here is that you use the print to distract the eyes from the visible pant lines. Which means that they do not totally eradicate the pantline, instead, the disguise them. It’s a good idea to check for panty lines in the mirror before you go out.

5 Reasons Why More Guys Should Wear Ripped Jeans

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“Did you trip?”

“Are we experiencing some kind of recession?”

“Don’t your knees feel cold?”

2018 is a fashion-forward year, so it is a mystery to me as to why some people still give snide comments about ripped jeans. Ripped jeans are denim jeans with noticeable tears or rips, often on the knees, but also on any other part of the pants.

While it’s true that a huge percentage of the world’s female population got addicted to these jeans – I’ll say it now – it’s not just a female fashion staple anymore, it’s everyone’s, even men’s. So forget the snooty comments, because fashion isn’t about dressing according to other’s taste. If anything, it’s about dressing according to your preferred style. If you are a guy who’s hesitant about wearing these jeans, maybe this article will change your mind.

5. They are sexy.

Take it from someone like Matteo Guidicelli: a man who wears ripped jeans is walking in uncomfortable territory. But that’s the thing – being in uncomfortable territory will let you exude a simple yet bad-boy charm that is always worth a second or even a third look. The sexiness is tied to the man’s confidence, because you don’t see just any guy rocking an unusual, risky get-up, do you?

As Matteo sees it, “the ripper, the better.” It doesn’t matter what top you pair it with, the vibe is automatically called “wild and sexy.”

4. They are comfortable.

Some guys believe that ripped jeans are too warm for the Philippines. That’s not exactly the case. You can always find effortlessly lived-in, lightweight, and versatile pieces, so you can do basically anything while wearing them!

A new fashion line called the Avel X Matteo, for example, launched pretty recently – with carefully curated wearable, elastic, and comfortable ripped jeans. The best thing about these jeans is that you can wear them, and easily transition from day to night! They’re perfect to wear anytime and anywhere!

3. They are easy to mix and match.

A man can mix and match, be creative, and just be bold with his fashion choice when wearing ripped jeans. Be unusual. Make it look good. It’s all up to you. Thinking of going for a basic look with a plain white shirt and trainers? Ripped jeans can complete the look and even add a bit of spunk! Always wanted to try a grunge style? Denim can hold the outfit together and give you the style you’re aiming for. The fact is that ripped jeans conveniently go with everything.

2. They give you a new fashion choice.

If you’re not a fan of ripped jeans, it’s okay. One way or another, though, you’re gonna want to resist traditional ideas of what fashion is (simple and comfortable), and wear something new – like ripped jeans! When you’re ready to give ripped jeans a try, be sure to embrace them fully and wear them with confidence!

1. They will make you comfortable in your own skin.

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