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May 21, 2015

Fashion | by Mikael Jack

Shopping for sunglasses can be a minefield, with most of us either falling into the category of “no sunglasses suit me” or the person that those people are jealous of as every pair of sunglasses, no matter the style or colour, seem to make them look infinitely hotter. Next time that happens, have a look at their face, it’s probably an oval shape.

Sunglasses suit different shapes of face – oval being the one with the most leeway when it comes to UV-blocking experimentation – and we have compiled a guide to help you out when choosing those summer shades. We’re talking purely fashion and everyday use here. Please, please, please don’t be the guy wearing your Oakley cycling wraparounds to lunch, we all judge you.




ovalOh you fortunate man. Your oval features – characterised by being symmetrical, both horizontally and vertically, and, well, oval – puts you in good stead to have a bit of fun. Try everything you like on. Go wild! Cubitts granite frames can have your prescription added with no extra charge, should you need one, and the square shape will add angles to your visage. You might need to be careful with round styles, but when they are as bold as these Cutler & Gross beauties, who’s
looking at the shape of your face anyway?





squareA strong, broad jaw and equally as broad temple mean your angular, chiselled face can do with some curves to soften it. These round, mirrored frames from the newly-launched collaboration between iconic handmade sunglasses manufacturer Eye Respect and Topman’s in-house Ltd label will block out the rays and your closest sartorial competition.




roundSounds awful doesn’t it? But a round face – equally tall and wide with a rounded jaw – is no worse, or better, than a square face. Just treat it the opposite and get some frames with angles, wayfarers and rectangular frames will work well. David Beckham has these exact classic tortoiseshell Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Don’t think I need to say anymore.




HEART DIAMOND TRIANGLEA narrow chin and wider temple mean your face needs to be evened out. Delicate downturned frames will help to elongate the upper part of your face. Aviators are your friend, like these Saint Laurents, or be gallant in some mirrored revo lenses. Pretending you’re in Top Gun is optional.





Mikael Jack – Fashion Features Editor


(featured image: cubitts.co.uk)