Mens’ Frames and Prescription Glasses

16th May 2017

Men’s Frames: Comfort, Modern Styles, and Durability

Stylish glasses for men have the power to transform appearances, tying together your entire outfit and making a bold statement. It is more than just functionality - for the modern male, there are three key factors that determine suitable glasses: comfort and fit, durability, and style.

The Importance Of Comfortable Glasses

A study that was recently carried out by the Vision Council, which involved American men aged between 35 and 64, showed just how important comfort and fit were to that age group. When choosing glasses, 88% of those who responded selected comfort and fit as being the main determining factor.

In terms of comfort, the frames should have enough width to complement the face, but with the arms not pushing too hard into either side of a person’s head. Ideally, the frame's outer edges should be wider than a person’s face.

Frames today will usually have nose pieces that can be adjusted to avoid pinching, as well as silicon pads that are designed to aid comfort. As frames will come in different sizes, it is a case of trying several before deciding on the glasses that are the best fit. The basic rules for buying men’s glasses should be the same for prescription glasses or for buying glasses directly.

Ideal Choices For Durable Frames

In the Vision Council study, almost 60% of respondents said that durability was also a major factor when it came to selecting suitable men’s glasses. Regarding durable frames, stainless steel and titanium are good choices, and they have the added advantages of being reasonably light while looking stylish.

A titanium-based alloy such as Flexon has great flexibility and strength, and, for frames that are made out of this material, even when bent they’ll revert back to their original shape. This remarkable feature not only assures longevity but also provides peace of mind.

For men participating in sports or leading physically demanding lives, glasses with plastic frames offer durability. These frames are specifically designed to endure the rigours of various physical activities, ensuring that they can keep up with your active lifestyle.

Furthermore, ordering glasses directly gives you the added advantage of choosing from a wide variety of designs and colours. This means you don't have to compromise on style while prioritising durability. You can select frames that not only provide exceptional toughness but also reflect your personal taste and individuality.

Looking Modern And Stylish

Once regarded as purely old-fashioned prescription glasses, John Lennon style frames are suitable for people with smaller faces and can help you to look cool and studious at the same time.

Big and bold aviator eyeglasses are very much fashionable, and especially the type with twin brow bars. While rimless and semi-rimless men’s glasses can give the impression of nearly being invisible, they are also very light. This feature ensures that you can enjoy long-lasting comfort without the added weight of traditional frame styles, allowing your facial features to shine through without obstruction.

Titanium, aluminium, stainless steel, and plastic are just some of the materials that can help to give eyeglasses a certain style.

Plastic Frames

When it comes to fashion-forward glasses, plastic frames are a go-to choice. They come in a wide array of colours and styles. One of the key advantages of plastic frames is their lightweight nature, which ensures comfort throughout the day. 

The variety in design is big, as it allows for bold and creative options that cater to various style preferences. Whether you're looking to make a statement with your frames or prefer something more subtle, plastic frames have the versatility to meet your needs.

Aluminium & Stainless Steel

For those who appreciate understated style and durability, both aluminium and stainless steel glasses offer excellent choices. Aluminium frames are lightweight and corrosion-resistant, offering a clean and polished appearance. They provide a modern yet subtle that complements a wide range of fashion preferences.

On the other hand, stainless steel glasses strike a balance between elegance and durability. In the same way as the aluminium frames, these frames offer a clean and polished appearance, due to their strength and resistance to corrosion. Whether you're drawn to classic or modern styles, these frames provide versatility in design, making them ideal for those who value both fashion and functionality in their eyewear.


In summary, men's glasses are about more than just clear vision—it's a chance to make a fashion statement with comfort, durability, and style, reflecting your modern taste. So, elevate your glasses choices, and let your frames speak volumes about your unique style and personality.

Try them on, using our virtual mirror, here at Glasses2You. Our innovative virtual mirror provides you with the convenience of experimenting with different frames and styles from the comfort of your own space. Simply upload a photo or use your device's camera to see how each pair complements your unique features.

Written by: Russell Andrew, Director

Glasses2you Ltd

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