It’s officially Spring: the day is more long, and although there is still time for short sleeves, there are many more hours spent in the sun. And they will increase again. That’s why we need something that prevents us from blinding, but also that makes our look impeccable.
Legend tells that the first person imagining an accessory to protect from the sun was Emperor Nero, who used emerald shades over his eyes. Later, in the twelfth century, the judges in China were wearing quartz pieces to hide their faces while questioning the witnesses.
Today that precious stones are scarce, the only thing we can consider is sunglasses: here I introduce 3 men’s sunglasses for Summer 2017, each with its own story and style.
Cross-Bar Mirrored Sheild Sunglasses
Sheild glasses have received great interpretations over the years (just think of John Lennon) but some less desirable (Ozzy Osborne or Harry Potter). This is because they are really flexible in style: they are classic but always current, they are playful but they can become serious.
They are better suited to faces with bolder contours, but for their versatility that have to adapt to your own style. If your wardrobe consists of neutral tones and minimalist garments, for example, better opt for a pair of sheild sunglasses with metallic frame and dark lenses.
Rimless Mirrored Square Sunglasses
A man who knows as sunglasses can characterize a face (or even a career) is Elton John. The British singer has the largest personal collection in the world. And the Rocket Man is good at using square sunglasses because it can balance his rounded face.
To maintain a Coastal Style, square sunglasses can be used in the mirrored and glass-framed model with a white shirt or a beige polo and pants, along with a couple of lightweight espadrilles: the perfect smart Summer look.
Trapezoid Hollow Out Pilot Sunglasses
Though it was more of a military product – protecting the eyes of WWII pilots during high altitude flight – it didn’t take long before the trapezoid sunglasses went into fashion.
This type of frame fits better with square faces and, due to its strong characterization with pop culture 70s, works best on more formal occasions. A blue shirt with a white shirt and trapezoid sunglasses is a perfect look for a summer wedding.
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