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The Best Men’s Glasses Fashion Styles of 2020: What Are the Coolest Types of Frames?

Posted June 05, 2020 by vintandyork

If you’re wondering what’s new, popular and cool in men’s eyeglasses frames styles, you’re in the right place. Beyond the trends, we know that the best in a stylish pair of men’s specs will not only look good, but also fit with your budget and your lifestyle.

So whether you’re a trend lover or a traditionalist — or somewhere in between — we’ve got you covered with over 14 styles to wear.

We’ve put together all the spec looks men can rock, so read on and let us guide you through the many options men have for looking fresh and fabulous while seeing the world more clearly.

All these top-rated popular bad boys are available with prescription single-vision lenses or progressive bifocal lenses, as well as in the form of reading glasses or non-prescription fashion accessories, to which you can add a blue light filter, for maximum protection in front of the screen.

Stylish Men’s Glasses: Top 14 Types of Frames in Fashion for 2020

If you’re looking at choosing stylish men’s glasses like trying on suits, picking out the perfect glasses can be really fun. But sometimes the selection process can become overwhelming.

To make it easier, we’ve made a list of the most popular frame shapes and materials you’ll find in men’s glasses. Considering these options should help you decide how glasses styles for men can fit with your overall look:

Our designers work tirelessly to refresh and reinvent classic men’s fashion glasses styles, then we give you the power to level up your style and attitude with everything from round frames to funky colors to classic aviators.

Professional, stylish, geeky, vintage or funky – you can achieve any of these looks by changing your style of glasses.

Are you looking for an easy way to bring your entire look up to date without buying an entire new wardrobe? Keep reading to find out how to hit refresh on your signature style by choosing from the most popular men’s eyeglass frames.

1. Clear Eyeglasses Frames

Almost invisible from afar, clear glasses frames have that funky vibe we forgot about since we got used to bold colored frames. They have been around since forever, but they recently gained in popularity thanks to celebrities sporting them on red carpets and late-night television shows.

Glasses with clear frames are very cool and trendy and are suitable for any kind of complexion and outfit. Would you go for clear glasses frames, you definitely stand out from the crowd.

clear glasses for men
Shop the Keen glasses

KEEN
KEEN
$109

 

clear glasses for men
Get the Pronto glasses

PRONTO
PRONTO
$219

 

clear fashionable glasses for men
Get the Hester glasses

HESTER
HESTER
$109

 

clear glasses for men
Shop the Hill glasses

HILL
HILL
$109

 

clear glasses for mean
Shop the Prince glasses

PRINCE
PRINCE
$109

 

2. Oversized Eyeglasses Frames

Large glasses frames are definitely a bold fashion statement. If you’re not a shrinking violet and like standing out in a crowd, this kind of frame flatters many types of faces.

Choosing the right shape and color for your face, skin tone and eyes ensure a good fit and fashionable appearance. Big eyeglasses frames enhance your personal style, so prepare yourself to have all the eyes in the room on you!

Oversized glasses are the most attention-grabbing accessory you can wear. It’s a must-try trend for anyone looking to steal the spotlight.

oversized glasses for men
Shop the Coffee House glasses

COFFEE HOUSE
COFFEE HOUSE
$109

 

popular glasses for men
Shop the Passeggiata glasses

PASSEGGIATA
PASSEGGIATA
$219

 

fashionable glasses for men
Shop the Dapper glasses

DAPPER
DAPPER
$109

 

oversized glasses for men
Shop the Jive glasses

JIVE
JIVE
$129

 

popular glasses for men
Shop the Sheik glasses

SHEIK
SHEIK
$109

 

3. Vintage Round Frames

Circle or rounded men’s eyewear inevitably brings to mind the iconic image of John Lennon and his plea to give peace a chance. His long hair and narrow face worked well with his minimal metal glasses frames.

Square-shaped and heart-shaped faces can handle a perfectly round pair of glasses frames. They help balance a wide forehead, but rounder faces generally benefit from a stronger contrast in glasses frames, like square or rectangular.

If you’re wondering how you’d look in stylish round glasses frames for men, use the virtual try-on tool at Vint & York to see exactly how these frames fit. Upload a photo or use the live camera without saving any images, or schedule a call with our Eyewear Consultants.

vintage glasses for men
Shop the Roosevelt glasses

THE ROOSEVELT
THE ROOSEVELT
$109
THE ROOSEVELT
THE ROOSEVELT
$109

 

vintage glasses for men
Shop the Timothy glasses

TIMOTHY
TIMOTHY
$149
TIMOTHY
TIMOTHY
$149

 

vintage round glasses for men
Shop the Owl glasses

OWL
OWL
$109
OWL
OWL
$109

 

vintage glasses for men
Shop the Conductor glasses

CONDUCTOR
CONDUCTOR
$109
CONDUCTOR
CONDUCTOR
$109

 

round glasses for men
Shop the No-Lita-2 glasses

NO-LITA 2
NO-LITA 2
$129

 

round glasses
Shop the Santorini glasses

SANTORINI
SANTORINI
$249
SANTORINI
SANTORINI
$249

 

round glasses for men
Shop the Jitterbug glasses

JITTERBUG
JITTERBUG
$199
JITTERBUG
JITTERBUG
$199

 

round metal glasses
Shop the Swinger glasses

THE SWINGER
THE SWINGER
$149
THE SWINGER
THE SWINGER
$149

 

4. Hipster Eyeglasses Frames

It’s one of our best-selling styles of glasses for men. Previously designed as a simple square shaped style, hipster glasses became popular after many celebrities adopted this look and made them a cultural fashion phenomenon – and quite a sexy one!

If you’re a young urban creative looking to impress on a daily basis or eclectic fashion is your thing, hipster glasses are the eyewear trend for you. With simple lines, thick rims, large square shapes, edgy colors and vintage-look patterns, this glasses style is for men with a strong personality.

The style is vintage inspired, so it will complement your unique style with fresh designs that keep you from looking basic. If you want to find out more on the hipster style and how it originated, you can read more in this guide on how to choose hipster eyeglasses.

hipster glasses
Shop the Hill glasses

HILL
HILL
$109
HILL
HILL
$109

 

hipster glasses for men
Shop the Dapper glasses

DAPPER
DAPPER
$109
DAPPER
DAPPER
$109

 

hipster glasses
Shop the Fly Boy glasses

FLY BOY
FLY BOY
$109
FLY BOY
FLY BOY
$109

 

hipster glasses
Shop the Figata glasses

FIGATA
FIGATA
$219
FIGATA
FIGATA
$219

 

5. Clubmaster Browline Glasses Frames

This classic style of half rim eyeglasses frames fits right into the recent hipster movement, but they draw their inspiration from the 1960s — the era of “Mad Men” and Buddy Holly.

These classic half rim glasses were popular men’s eyewear back then, and nowadays men’s browline style is back with a purpose.

Browline glasses are the go-to accessory for a geek hipster look but they are also suitable as business eyeglasses. They mimic how eyebrows frame the face with a heavier top piece and offer a hip vibe to almost any personal style.

This kind of eyewear fits a narrow face well by adding fullness with a heavy horizontal line and decreasing length by interrupting the vertical line. This style of bolder glasses frames will help draw attention to the eyes, so they’ll also help minimize a weak chin. Here you can find eyeglasses that fit a narrow face type.

To accomplish a modern-vintage look, opt for exaggerated, oversized frame styles. With their thick rims and double bridges, wayfarers and aviators are frame shapes that shout retro. Inspired by the iconic looks of the 1950’s and 60’s, vintage eyeglasses include the browline trend.

club master glasses
Get the Fitzgerald glasses

THE FITZGERALD
THE FITZGERALD
$129
THE FITZGERALD
THE FITZGERALD
$129

 

clubmaster glasses for men
Shop the Fitz glasses

FITZ
FITZ
$149
FITZ
FITZ
$149

 

semi rimmed glasses
Shop the Bowery glasses

THE BOWERY
THE BOWERY
$169
THE BOWERY
THE BOWERY
$169

 

semi rimmed glasses
Shop the Watson glasses

WATSON
WATSON
$109

 

6. Classic Square Eyeglasses Frames

Classic eyeglasses for men come in timeless shapes and colors that we easily associate with the classic look that never goes out of style. These are some of the best glasses for men because they include minimalistic design elements and stick with neutral colors ranging between black, brown or gray.

The classic style glasses for men are suited for professional environments and attire, but because they’re so clean in design, you can easily pair them with a more formal look.

Classy and cool, these glasses designs are far from mundane. Ever so stylish, they work for men who don’t follow trends but find their own path.

Shop the Hester glasses

HESTER
HESTER
$109

 

Shop the Clarence glasses

CLARENCE
CLARENCE
$109

 

Men’s square or rectangular eyeglasses are a great fit for a classic yet hip look that flatters most faces. Choose a classic black frame for a refined look,or opt for bold colors to make a statement.

The traditional vibe of rectangular eyeglass frames is a look that stays in fashion season after season, flatters almost anyone and stays stylish year in and year out.

Shop the Keen glasses

KEEN
KEEN
$109
KEEN
KEEN
$109

 

Shop the Empire glasses

EMPIRE
EMPIRE
$109
EMPIRE
EMPIRE
$109

 

7. Flat Top Glasses Frames

Flat top glasses feature a flat line across the brow that ensures a bold appearance and a confident outlook. They have that modern design twist on the vintage-retro styles we know and love and they remain one of our favorites year after year!

Flat top glasses have clean, sharp lines across the top which make them a bold fashion statement. Celebrities around the world love them!

Shop the Sheik glasses

SHEIK
SHEIK
$109
SHEIK
SHEIK
$109

 

flat top glasses
Shop the Wilson glasses

WILSON
WILSON
$129
WILSON
WILSON
$129

 

Shop the Charleston glasses

THE CHARLESTON
THE CHARLESTON
$149
THE CHARLESTON
THE CHARLESTON
$149

 

Shop the Dreamboat glasses

DREAMBOAT
DREAMBOAT
$109
DREAMBOAT
DREAMBOAT
$109

 

8. Tortoiseshell Eyeglasses Frames

If you’re going for special glasses frames to enhance your facial lines, tortoise shell glasses are the go-to choice for men’s fashion eyewear.

Horn-rimmed eyewear is often recognized by their bold appearance. Also known as tortoise shell glasses, they have been a constant throughout eyewear history.

They bring focus and draw attention to your face and go well with any type of complexion. They are sure to become a staple of your glasses frame wardrobe.

tortoise shell glasses
Shop the Swanky glasses

SWANKY
SWANKY
$109
SWANKY
SWANKY
$109

 

Shop the Clarence glasses in Amber Tortoise Shell (left)

CLARENCE
CLARENCE
$109
CLARENCE
CLARENCE
$109

 

tortoise shell glasses
Shop the Flight of Fancy glasses

FLIGHT OF FANCY
FLIGHT OF FANCY
$149

 

tortoise shell glasses for men
Shop the Wilson glasses in Brown Amber Tortoise

WILSON
WILSON
$129

 

fashionable tortoise glasses for men
Shop the Big Six glasses in Earthstone Tortoise

BIG SIX
BIG SIX
$94
BIG SIX
BIG SIX
$94

 

popular glasses for men
Shop the After Hours glasses in Cognac Tortoise

AFTER HOURS
AFTER HOURS
$109
AFTER HOURS
AFTER HOURS
$109

 

9. Streamlined Aviator Eyeglasses Frames

Wildly popular these days, titanium glasses combine strength with lightweight and offer great durability. Men’s titanium frames are the lightest frames around.

They can be thinner and more flexible than steel or aluminum, even though it’s among the strongest eyewear materials on the market. Durable, stronger and lighter, they are also hypoallergenic and have good resistance to water and acids.

On top of that, keep in mind titanium is a metal that can be colored easily, so there are many possibilities with this metal.

titanium aviators glasses for men
Shop the Devon glasses

DEVON
DEVON
$299

 

fashionable glasses for men
Shop the Matera glasses

MATERA
MATERA
$249
MATERA
MATERA
$249

 

aviator glasses titanium for men
Shop the Fiji glasses

FIJI
FIJI
$299
FIJI
FIJI
$299

 

10. Vintage Gold & Metal Wire Frames

Nothing is more timeless than a pair of beautifully crafted metal glasses frames. Simple, elegant, and comfortable, metal frames will showcase your personal style without compromising function.

With metal frame glasses, fashion is a bit more straightforward. Acetate (plastic) frames come in a wider variety of colors, shapes and thicknesses, but don’t discount metal! There is a surprisingly large variety of metal-rimmed specs in our selection.

Men’s vintage eyewear fashion adds authenticity to an overall classic look by transforming a tried-and-true aesthetic into timeless style.

Go for metal eyewear if you’re ready for a different and surprising way to see yourself. Dare to let go of the established acetate shapes & try on something different – a barely there look that’s so comfortable you won’t know you’re wearing them!

fashionable glasses for men
Shop the Big Timer glasses

BIG TIMER
BIG TIMER
$149
BIG TIMER
BIG TIMER
$149

 

Shop the Razz glasses

RAZZ
RAZZ
$149
RAZZ
RAZZ
$149

 

round metal glasses for men
Shop the Milton glasses

MILTON
MILTON
$149
MILTON
MILTON
$149

 

aviator metal glasses
Shop the Attaboy glasses

ATTABOY
ATTABOY
$129
ATTABOY
ATTABOY
$129

 

11. Unique Geometric Frames

These retro frames throw in a perfect mix of angularity and modernity while still keeping your look classic. The stylish geometric shape will make you want to stand out instead of hide.

They are a great fit for both men and women with either round or oval face shapes.

geometric fashionable glasses for men
Shop the Crooner glasses

CROONER
CROONER
$129
CROONER
CROONER
$129

 

geometric glasses for men
Shop the Flight of Fancy glasses

FLIGHT OF FANCY
FLIGHT OF FANCY
$149
FLIGHT OF FANCY
FLIGHT OF FANCY
$149

 

12. Nerdy Eyeglasses Frames

The geek glasses with metallic accents or unusual colors are among men’s most stylish eyeglasses and have become increasingly popular over the years. They have been top of the list for some time and show no sign of waning.

The geeky glasses style is perfect for confident people with an edgy touch, who are not afraid of making people sit up and take notice.

popular glasses for men
Shop the Jordan glasses

JORDAN
JORDAN
$109
JORDAN
JORDAN
$109

 

They offer a contemporary look that makes a stylish alternative to the more evergreen classic eyewear frames. Add a little dose of poise to your look and have fun with some nerd specs. They are topping everyone’s must-have styles list!

nerdy glasses for men
Shop the Sharp glasses

SHARP
SHARP
$109
SHARP
SHARP
$109

 

nerdy glasses for men
Shop the Billy B glasses

BILLY B
BILLY B
$109
BILLY B
BILLY B
$109

 

nerdy glasses thick rimmed
Shop the Old School glasses

OLD SCHOOL
OLD SCHOOL
$129
OLD SCHOOL
OLD SCHOOL
$129

 

nerdy glasses
Shop the Hell K glasses

HELL K
HELL K
$109
HELL K
HELL K
$109

 

13. Bold, Thick Rimmed Frames

Styles come and go, but bold black glasses frames for men will always be in style. Popular among students and teenagers, celebrities and athletes love them too. Did you know Lebron James wears thick-framed glasses?

Lebron James wearing thick rimmed flat top glasses

With thick-rimmed glasses, you will definitely have that unique retro look. These bold square frames are sure to be fashionably noticeable wherever you go.

Men’s thick glasses frames fit round and oval shaped faces, and are also the style to opt to for bald men. The bold black bridge makes the eyes look farther apart, bringing definition to your face and eyes.

bold thick glasses for men
Shop the Figata glasses

FIGATA
FIGATA
$219
FIGATA
FIGATA
$219

 

thick rimmed glasses
Shop the Dapper glasses

DAPPER
DAPPER
$109
DAPPER
DAPPER
$109

 

bold glasses
Shop the Coffee House glasses

COFFEE HOUSE
COFFEE HOUSE
$109
COFFEE HOUSE
COFFEE HOUSE
$109

 

bold glasses
Shop the Big Six glasses

BIG SIX
BIG SIX
$94
BIG SIX
BIG SIX
$94

 

14. Sporty Aviator Glasses Frames

Along with the Wayfarer eyewear, the aviators frames fight to win the title for the most iconic eyeglass model ever made.

Originally designed in 1930 for U.S. pilots, in the 1960s and ‘70s by Beatles icon Paul McCartney. Thanks to his influence on pop culture, they became very popular in the ’70s.

Even if you’re looking for a much trendier piece, the Aviators have a feature for you. The plastic rimmed Aviators of recent years offer a more fashion-wise approach.

Men’s frames for face shape: Perfect for men with a strong jawline and wide forehead.

aviator sporty glasses
Shop the Fly Boy glasses

FLY BOY
FLY BOY
$109
FLY BOY
FLY BOY
$109

 

sporty aviator frames
Shop the Quinn glasses

QUINN
QUINN
$149
QUINN
QUINN
$149

 

aviator frames
Shop the Moxie glasses

MOXIE
MOXIE
$129
MOXIE
MOXIE
$129

 

Shop your next pair of eyeglasses with Vint & York

You can switch out your clothes and shoes all you want, but you can’t really replicate the way eyeglasses transform your look. Some men simply look better in glasses. It’s like presenting an alternate version of yourself. Remember, glasses were the one distinction between Clark Kent and Superman. What other accessories can do that?

If you’re one of the guys that’s completely changed by a pair of eyewear and your vision is perfect, you can go with vanity eyeglasses.

Sporting plain window glass inside the frames, they have no effect on your vision. Plano lenses are the option many men go for. These lenses do not contain a prescription because they don’t have any vision-correcting power. An anti-reflective treatment is the single strong recommendation. If glasses really seem a great idea for your personal style, you should certainly be open to the idea of non-prescription glasses.

Do you already have a favorite style of men’s glasses?

With prescription or just for fashion, whether you like vintage, hipster or classic eyewear, browse online through our men glasses collection!

 

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