Every year around this time the fashion magazines and bloggers eagerly comb through the guests at red carpet events – such as the Oscars, Grammys or Golden Globes – looking for the best and worst dressed celebrities, as well as highlighting popular fashion trends among the Hollywood elite.
This year, it would appear that eyeglasses have become something of a must-have accessory, particularly among men. In fact, GQ Magazine called this year’s Golden Globes a ‘spectacle of handsome glasses’, as more and more celebrities rocked up wearing on-trend frames, rather than the usual contact lenses or typically Hollywood sunglasses.
Maria Ruiz, the manager of Oliver Peoples glasses on Greenwich Avenue has also spotted this trend, saying men consider glasses ‘jewellery for the face’, and often leave her store with more than one pair of frames.
It makes sense, given that the number of accessories men can wear (traditionally compared to women) is somewhat limited, making glasses an ideal way to add to your ensemble. There is a growing trend for men who don’t need glasses picking up frames with non-prescription glass, meaning they can enjoy glasses as a fashion accessory without affecting their vision.
Of course you need to pay attention to which style and colour will best suit your face, but a visit to a good retailer will allow you to get advice from a professional, and try on several different styles to get a feel for what suits your face shape, complexion and style.
So if you’re looking for a new man-friendly accessory to add to your summer wardrobe, why not consider a new pair of glasses (or several), as it would seem they’re among one of the most fashionable choices for 2017.