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Best Glasses Fashion Styles for Men – Vint & York

Posted September 22, 2019 by vintandyork

If you’re wondering what’s hot and cool in men’s eyeglasses frames, we’ve got you covered.

Beyond the trends, we know that the best in stylish men’s glasses will fit with your budget and your lifestyle, whether you’re a fashioniasta or a traditionalist — or somewhere in between. We’ve broken down all the looks men are rocking by style and color to make it easy for you to see what will work for you. 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.

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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.

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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. Hipster Eyeglasses Style

These glasses used to be considered the worst fashion choice possible, but now they’ve crossed over to being the best-selling style 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.

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Hill Eyeglasses – Get them here!

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 thick black frames that make a bold statement, they are the most popular glasses style for men we’ve seen in a long time.

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The hipster style of glassesfor man makes a strong fashion statement on your face. With simple lines, thick rims, large square shapes, edgy colors and vintage-look patterns, this glasses style is for men with a strong personality..

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The style is vintage inspired, so 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.

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2. Nerd Eyeglasses Style

The thick-framed 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.

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Jordan Eyeglasses

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!

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3. Vintage Eyeglasses Style

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

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The Fitzgerald

If you’re going for a vintage look, make sure you choose the right frame styles. Rather than shape, the style is crucial in retro-vintage fashion. Vintage style glasses for men toe the line between geek-chic and the classics.

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The Fitzgerald – Get yours here!
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4. Classic Eyeglasses Style

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.

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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.

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Swell Eyeglasses

Traditional colors on rectangular, round or oval frames are the go-to choices for this style. They add gravity to your appearance so they’re specifically made for business. For a safe twist on the classic look, try a tortoise pattern — one of the eyewear trends men almost always include in business fashion.

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Top Rated Glasses Shapes & Materials For Men

Glasses frames are a particularly important fashion choice because they have tremendous impact on your personal style. They’re the first thing a person sees when looking at you, so the glasses you’re wearing say a lot about your personality and style. 

If you look 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.

1. Oversized Eyeglasses Frames

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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.

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The Dapper Eyeglasses
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Dapper Eyeglasses

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

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Keen – Get yours here!
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Hester eyeglasses

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

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Hester eyeglasses


2. Round “John Lennon” Eyeglasses Frames

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Round 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, but round frames are not for everyone.

Square-shaped and heart-shaped faces can generally 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.

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Santorini Round Frame in Ivy

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

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Men’s glasses frames in round shapes make a bold fashion statement and give a cool trendy vintage vibe. They can be seen in most of the festival pictures and street movements of the past few decades – so they clearly stood the test of time!

Style them with fashion top hats, gears, belts and steampunk-inspired fashion. They often include options for bright colors with reflective lenses and patterns along with fun trendy choices like oversized rims, large temples, a double bridge or pointed end points.

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3. Clubmaster Browline Glasses

A popular men’s eyewear in the 1950’s, 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.

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The Fitzgerald – Get yours here!

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This style of 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.

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Astor Eyeglasses

The best glasses frames for men hinge on your face shape. 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. 

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Astor Eyeglasses

4. Square Eyeglasses Frames

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.

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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.

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Rectangular glasses are wider and tend to have sharper edges that convey an architectural look.

They are a great choice for so many people! You can choose from a variety of materials like metal or plastic and even find them in semi-rimless styles. The smart look of a rectangular shape will emphasize your eyes and add style to any outfit.

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Similar to rectangle frames are the pillowed rectangular style which boasts a slightly puffed or curved edge to add interest.

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Men’s rectangular frames fit wide or oval shaped faces. You can browse through a variety of models for wide fit faces here.

5. Bold, Thick Rimmed Eyeglasses Frames

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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.

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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?

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Lebron James wearing thick rimmed flat top glasses

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

6. Titanium Metal Eyeglasses 

Most metal frames are made out of a copper and nickel base. This metal can be corrosion resistant, strong, and easily adjustedMetallic glasses can be found in a variety of shapes and colors, making them a versatile choice for stylish men’s glasses.

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Big Timer Eyeglasses
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Big Timer Eyeglasses

Metallic glasses styles range from delicate, semi-rimmed titanium frames and classic designs to more sophisticated, streamlined styles with exciting colors.

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Wildly popular these days, titanium glasses combine strength with lightweight and offer a 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.

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

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!

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8. Wayfarer Glasses Frames

Men’s Wayfarer Eyeglasses are the classical, iconic eyewear style that proved to be a universal staple, timelessly stylish. This kind of glasses frame looks good on almost everyone. You can match them with almost any outfit.

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Given their iconic history and celebrity among actors and artists, you don’t have to worry. The Wayfarer frames won’t go out of style soon.

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Men’s wayfarer frames are one of the best men’s frames for round and oval faces. Search for more models suitable for medium and wide fit glasses

9. Aviator Glasses Frames

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

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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.

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Fly Boy eyeglasses

Usually made from metal, they are characterized by a double or triple bridge and feature large, teardrop-shaped lenses.

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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.

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What frames colors are in style?

Shape and color are a part of your visual identity and speak boldly about your outlook.

Keep in mind that they should complement your personal style. Eyeglasses help create and express your personal style, telling the world who you are before you speak.

1. Colorful Horn-rimmed Glasses 

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.

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The Roosevelt in Green Tortoise – Get them here!
Flight of Fancy Eyeglasses in Antique Tortoise – get them here.

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

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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.

Clarence Glasses in Amber Tortoise Shell

2. Clear glasses 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.

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Keen Clear Eyeglasses (Him) and Cat’s Meow (Her)

Glasses with clear frames are very cool and trendy and are suitable for any kind of complexion and outfit.

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Keen – Get yours here!

Would you go for clear glasses frames, you definitely stand out from the crowd!

3. Black glasses frames

If you choose to stay classic with black frames, the shape is really the most important aspect you need to figure out. You have plenty options to choose from and you can use our virtual try-on tool to see any of our wide selection of black frames glasses here.

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Non-Prescription Frames or Vanity Glasses

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.

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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.

They come with the original case that is just as fancy as the glasses themselves!

Reading Glasses

Like their name says, readers are glasses people use only for reading.

They feature magnifying lenses, and the frames can be anything you choose. We recommend you look for larger frames, so you’re comfortable focusing on what you’re reading. Visit your eye care professional first to see what prescription is needed for your visual health and sight needs.

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Where can you get eyeglasses in NYC?

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Do you already have a favorite style of men glasses? With prescription or just for fashion, whether you like vintage, hipster or classic eyewear,  browse online through our men glasses collection or visit us in the Vint&York flagship store in NoLita, NY!

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