How to: Choose the Right Glasses for Every Occasion

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We hope you enjoyed last week’s How to: Find A Suit That Fits (A Gentleman’s Guide). Once you have a versatile suit jacket that fits and goes well with any occasion, you will need eyewear to match it. A pair of glasses says a lot about your style as well as your character and the event you’re dressing for. Today, we are going to talk about How to: Choose the Right Glasses for Every Occasion. Below are some tips we found useful when searching for the right pair of frames.


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In business settings, a pair of smart and sophisticated glasses will instill trust and confidence among your clients and colleagues. To enhance your professional image and show that you mean business, here are some eyewear choice tips:

1. Use classic shapes such as ovals, or rectangles, preferably in a metal. This will give you a classic, traditional look that’s safe and intelligent. It’ll signal to whoever you are doing business with that you have experience and know what you’re talking about.

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2. Choose traditional colors like black, brown, navy, or gray. Save the loud colors for the weekend.

A selection of Mott & Bayard round frames
Image: Mott & Bayard Eyewear Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

3. If you choose a plastic frame, stick with black or tortoiseshell.

A selection of Mott & Bayard square framesImage: Mott & Bayard Eyewear Spring/Summer 2017 Collection


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When you want to let loose and have your creative side shine through, use these tips to turn your frames into statement pieces.

1. Whether you like them or not, oversized, or even chunky frames, are still in vogue. This look is bold, and you can go for brighter colors or more unique styles to change it up from the classic black plastic Ray-Bans.

Bold plastic frames on a book
Image: Mott & Bayard Eyewear Model "DIVISION"

2. Use brighter colors than you’re are used to, and experiment with shades that contrast your usual outfit tones. If you’re a fan of navy, try sky blue., If you normally rock dark browns, try some bright red or clear frames.

Pink-tinted transparent Mott & Bayard frames
Image: Mott & Bayard Eyewear Model "CENTRE"

3. Vintage is the new new. Try out things your grandparents might wear, as well as other iconic styles from the past. They very well might suit you!

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We hope this article helped you find the right glasses that fit the occasion. There are tons of other sources out there as well. Be sure to get back to us with your new look! Next week, we are going to talk about How to: Match Your Eyewear to Your Outfit (Ladies' Guide). Stay tuned!

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