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The Best Men’s Glasses Fashion Styles of 2021: What Are the Coolest Types of Frames?

Posted January 20, 2021 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 2021

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.

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PASSEGGIATA
PASSEGGIATA
$249

 

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PRONTO
PRONTO
$249

 

clear fashionable glasses for men

HESTER
HESTER
$109

 

clear glasses for men

HILL
HILL
$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.

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WILSON
WILSON
$129

 

popular glasses for men

PASSEGGIATA
PASSEGGIATA
$249

 

fashionable glasses for men

DAPPER
DAPPER
$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

THE ROOSEVELT
THE ROOSEVELT
$109

 

vintage glasses for men

TIMOTHY
TIMOTHY
$149

 

vintage round glasses for men

OWL
OWL
$109

 

 

round glasses for men

NO-LITA 2
NO-LITA 2
$129

 

round glasses

SANTORINI
SANTORINI
$299

 

 

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.

 

men hipster glasses

 

FIGATA
FIGATA
$249

 

hipster men glasses

FLASHBACK
FLASHBACK
$109

 

hipster glasses for men

DAPPER
DAPPER
$109

 

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OLD SCHOOL
OLD SCHOOL
$129

 

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.

 

club master glasses

THE FITZGERALD
THE FITZGERALD
$129

 

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.

 

clubmaster glasses for men

FITZ
FITZ
$149

 

semi rimmed glasses

THE BOWERY
THE BOWERY
$169

 

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.

 

men glasses

 

PATCH
PATCH
$129

 

HESTER
HESTER
$109

 

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.

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.

KEEN
KEEN
$129

 

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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SFIZIO
SFIZIO
$249

 

THE CHARLESTON
THE CHARLESTON
$149

 

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.

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WATSON
WATSON
$109

 

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PORTO
PORTO
$299

 

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CONDUCTOR
CONDUCTOR
$129

 

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

DEVON
DEVON
$299

 

fashionable glasses for men

MATERA
MATERA
$299

 

aviator glasses titanium for men

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

BIG TIMER
BIG TIMER
$149

 

RAZZ
RAZZ
$149

 

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

CROONER
CROONER
$129

 

geometric glasses for men

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

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

SHARP
SHARP
$109

 

nerdy glasses for men

BILLY B
BILLY B
$109

 

nerdy glasses thick rimmed

OLD SCHOOL
OLD SCHOOL
$129

 

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

FIGATA
FIGATA
$249

 

thick rimmed glasses

DAPPER
DAPPER
$109

 

 

bold glasses

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.

sporty aviator frames

QUINN
QUINN
$149

 

aviator frames

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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