VINT & YORK THE EYEWEAR GUIDE: The Best Men's Eyeglasses of 2023
If you're wondering what's new, popular and trending 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 look good and 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 and in the form of reading glasses or non-prescription fashion accessories. You can also 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 2023
If you're looking at choosing stylish men's glasses like trying on suits, picking out the perfect pair of frames and glasses can be fun, but sometimes the selection process can become overwhelming.
We've made a list of the most popular frame shapes and materials you'll find in men's glasses to make it easier. 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 fashion forward men's glasses styles to 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 a whole 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 forever but they recently gained popularity thanks to celebrities sporting them on red carpets and late-night television shows.
Glasses with clear frames are very cool and trendy and suitable for complexion and outfit. You will stand out from the crowd when you go for clear glasses frames.
2. Oversized Eyeglasses Frames
Large glasses frames are a bold fashion statement. If you're not a shrinking violet and like standing out in a crowd, this style of frame is flattering on most face shapes.
Choosing the right shape and color for your face, skin tone, and eyes ensures a good fit and fashionable appearance. Oversized eyeglasses frames enhance your style, so prepare yourself to have all eyes on you!
Oversized frames are one of the most attention-grabbing accessories you can wear. It's a must-try trend for anyone looking to steal the spotlight.
3. Vintage Round Frames
Circular frames 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 broad 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 precisely how these stylish frames will fit. Upload a photo, use the live camera without saving any images, or schedule a call with our Eyewear Consultants.
4. Hipster Eyeglasses Frames
It's one of our best-selling styles of glasses for men. Previously designed as a simple square-shaped style and 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 daily 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, these glasses are for men with a strong personality.
The style is vintage-inspired, so it will complement your unique style with fresh designs that keep your look from being a bit, well, basic. If you want to learn more about the hipster style and how it originated, you can read more in this guide on choosing hipster eyeglasses.
5. Clubmaster Browline Glasses Frames
This classic style of half-rim eyeglasses frames fits right into the recent hipster movement, but they draw inspiration from the 1960s — the era of "Mad Men" and Buddy Holly.
These classic half rim glasses were famous 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 eyeglasses 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 shout retro frame shapes. Inspired by the iconic looks of the 1950’s and 60’s, vintage eyeglasses include the browline trend.
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 you can easily pair them with a more formal look because they're so clean in design.
Classy and cool, these square glasses designs are far from mundane and ever so stylish. They work for men who don’t follow trends but find their own path.
Men’s square or rectangular eyeglasses are an excellent 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 remains stylish year in and year out.
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, making them a bold fashion statement. Celebrities around the world love them!
8. Tortoiseshell Eyeglasses Frames
If you're going for special glasses frames to enhance your facial lines, tortoiseshell glasses are the go-to choice for men's fashion eyewear.
Their bold appearance often recognizes horn-rimmed eyewear. Also known as tortoiseshell glasses, they have been a constant throughout eyewear history.
They bring focus, draw attention to your facial features, and go well with any complexion. They are sure to become a staple of your glasses frame wardrobe.
9. Streamlined Aviator Eyeglasses Frames
Wildly popular these days, titanium glasses combine strength while also being lightweight and offer excellent durability. Men’s titanium frames are the lightest around.
They can be a thinner frame and more flexible than steel or aluminum, even though it’s among the strongest eyewear materials on the market. Durable, more robust and lighter, they are also hypoallergenic and have good resistance to water and acids.
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 style without compromising function.
With metal frame glasses, fashion is a bit more straightforward. Acetate 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 a 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!
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.
They are a great fit for both men and women with either round or oval face shapes.
12. Nerdy Eyeglasses Frames
Geek glasses with metallic accents or unusual colors are among men's most stylish eyeglasses and have become increasingly popular. 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.
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 face and have fun with some nerd specs. They are topping everyone's must-have styles list!
13. Bold and 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?
With thick-rimmed glasses you will have that unique retro look. These bold square shape 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 for bald men. The bold black bridge makes the eyes look farther apart, bringing definition to your face and eyes.
14. Sporty Aviator Glasses Frames
Along with the Wayfarer eyewear, the aviator's frames fight to win the title for the most iconic eyeglass model ever made. They were initially 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 popular in the '70s.
Even if you're looking for a much trendier piece, the Aviator styles have a feature for you. The plastic rimmed Aviators of recent years offer a more fashion-wise approach.
Perfect for men with a strong jawline and wide forehead.
Shop your next pair of eyeglasses with Vint & York
You can switch out your clothes and shoes all you want, but you can't replicate the way eyeglasses transform your look. Some men 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 entirely changed by a pair of eyewear and your vision is perfect, you can go with vanity eyeglasses.
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 seem an excellent idea for your style, you should certainly be open to the idea of non-prescription glasses.
Do you already have a favorite style of men's glasses?
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