Today is International Men's Day and we're celebrating in style!
We recently came across a really great article on men's fashion eyewear so naturally, in tribute to IMD, we thought it was the perfect time to pass along these wise words to you and picture some of our favorite men's eyewear styles that correlate to each trend.
Here it goes:
Most people often correlate fashion to a “woman thing.” But in this day and age, that may be the furthest thing from the truth.
Men are becoming a vital part of the fashion industry. More and more men are dressing trendier and actually following fashion! (Check: Gilt’s Men section, if you don’t believe me.) Men are opting for more tailored suits, classic cardigans, prints and even stylish sports coats. But these men aren’t leaving a leaf unturned. Men are also stepping up their game in the one fashion department you’d never think: accessories.
Did you know that according to Jobson Optical Research, men purchase more sunglasses than women? Even when it comes to optical eyewear, men are twice as likely to keep at least two pairs of glasses in regular rotation.
Men, despite what they want you to think, care about how they look. It doesn’t matter if he’s playing sports, or taking his girl for a night out on the town, men are much more conscious with fine tuning their outfit with a pair of specs- the right pair of specs.
Here are some trends we’ve seen in Men’s Eyewear:
1) Geek Chic. We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again…it is chic to be geek. These bold frames exude both confidence and style. Whether you’re wearing them to the office or just enjoying coffee at your local café, nothing says sexy like a little geek in your chic.
2) You know what they say about history repeating itself? So does fashion. Vintage glasses are making a comeback. Frames, particularly designs influenced by the 1950s, can be seen on most fashion forward men.
3) Beauty lies in the details. Men, unlike women, are confined to a few accessories to keep the “classic” look in place. Therefore, you’ve got to make it count. Glasses with detailed side pieces, or the arms of the frames, make your frames distinctive while showing off your eye for detail.
4) Warm, earthy tones are becoming increasingly popular. Versatile colors, such as amber, beige, and deep orange, add a new dynamic to your look. Simply by wearing frames that aren’t classic black, you can add an effortless depth value.
5) As far as sunglasses go, aviators have been and continue to be top dog. Ray-Ban® Aviators™ are our favorite accessory for men. Pair it with jeans and a great military jacket or with your favorite suit, these glasses flatter most face types and seamlessly add a sexy, edgy appeal.
Men, as much as they hate shopping, LOVE looking good. Who doesn’t? And because men can only accessorize so much, you’ve got to make those accessories (especially accessories that you wear on your face – like eyeglasses) count.
Practically fresh off the plane, here are some pics from our most recent buying trip overseas.
A couple times a year we make a visit to Hong Kong to attend shows and meet with our vendors. Hong Kong is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world and lots of fun too! And as you can see, this trip was ALL work and no play ;)
Founded in 2002 by Cynthia Shapiro, a true visionary in the eyewear industry, Cinzia Designs is an innovative eyewear and accessories company that produces sunwear, reading glasses, cases, handbags, hand-made eyewear necklaces, scarves, and jewelry for sale in boutiques around the world. The Trendies collection was built from that same foundation to offer the hottest seasonal colors and styles at a no-regrets price point. All Cinzia and Trendies pieces are designed to mix and match, providing the global eyewear market with functional and fashionable accessories to express one’s personal style.