Choosing a pair of sunglasses is not as simple a task as it may seem from the outside. The bespoke glasses designer. Tom Davies states that it usually takes a person about 7 minutes to choose a pair of glasses that, from then on, they will wear almost every day for about three years. This statement was accompanied by a feeling of criticism: how can it be that it takes so little time to choose an accessory as necessary as sunglasses?
Sunglasses have an extra in terms of the difficulty of choosing with respect to other garments or accessories: in addition to evaluating the technical aspects of these, aesthetics also comes into play, which today more than ever, is a factor decisive in any decision making.
The circumstances in which we are going to use the glasses, the style we have, the color that predominates in the clothes in our wardrobe and the physical characteristics of each one, vary enormously between each consumer.
“You have to listen very carefully to the client to know when they are going to use the glasses, if they lead a more formal or informal life or what their circumstances are, because, even if two people have the same face shape, possibly they will have different needs”. This is stated by Ángel Ballesteros, owner of Archy Welfare.
Normally we tend to opt for the shapes and sizes that we have worn before. We feel safer and more comfortable when we step out of our comfort zone. However, looking for a first pair of glasses, which are obviously going to be necessary on a day-to-day basis and will be more neutral and adaptable to all situations, is not the same as going for the fourth pair, which obviously gives more grounds for taking risks. .
Over the years, we have been analyzing the shapes and silhouettes that will best adapt to each one based on their facial features. Sunglasses can help enhance certain proportions of the face. Ballesteros helps his clients by following, among many other variables, three factors that carry out the analysis of the silhouettes and the styles that will best suit each face.
Firstly, the shape of the face is important, secondly, the tone of the skin and hair and, thirdly, the aesthetic style of each one.
Next, we are going to review each of them in detail:
There are three groups as far as facial faces are concerned: Round, elongated and square.
Let's dive into each of them:
The goal to achieve when you have this type of face is to generate an optical effect that makes the face longer and narrower. Rather rectangular or cat eye shapes are recommended. Glasses with marked angles. On the other hand, it is also advisable that the structure of the glasses be thin instead of thick, since this will enhance the elongation of the face. Although in general large glasses are not recommended too much, in this case it would be ideal if the glasses were slightly larger.
The Pacific glasses from the Hanukeii collection can be an ideal option for those of you with a rather round face. The shape of the glasses has a clear trend towards the cat eye, but always approaching from discretion. It is not excessively large glasses and clearly follows the trends of the moment.
It is said that this type of face is the closest to “perfection”. In general, any type of glasses looks good on these faces. The objective sought in these cases is to maintain the balance of the facial features.
Hanukeii's Village glasses, like any other in the collection, look great on oval faces. The shape of the glasses is a little out of the "normal" and has a retro and modernist touch that does not go unnoticed. These avant-garde and original glasses have an effect that generates "looks from everyone who sees you wearing them on the street"
The ideal glasses for square faces are those glasses that soften the features and make the face thinner. It is advisable to avoid forms with very marked angles. In addition, it would be appropriate to use wide frames and oval or rounded shapes.
The Hanukeii Southcal model perfectly adapts to the requirements for glasses to fit a square face. They have a rather rounded shape, a relatively wide frame and an irresistible color combination.
The color that we choose when wearing our glasses will be decisive in that they stand out more or less on our face. For Ballesteros, the color we use in the frame of the glasses is a determining factor when choosing a new model.
Next, we will differentiate between skin and hair types to determine which color best suits each case.
Light skin and hair
Glasses with frames of a similar shade are usually recommended for people with light hair and skin tone. Dark frames can break the harmony of the tone of the face. Colors like light green, honey or pastel pink usually go very well for these people.
Dark skin and hair
Strong shades like black, red, burgundy or tortoiseshell work best on people with darker complexions.
After reviewing the best options for each type of face and the characteristics of each one, it should be noted that each person's style of clothing will be decisive when choosing a pair of glasses.
It is no surprise to mention that the styles, although they seem free and each one of us thinks we have a unique aesthetic, are normally closely linked to the market trends of each moment. Ballesteros affirms that there are certain tendencies that triumph in different parts of the world, but that the most prominent can be divided into three and are the following:
Spanish fashion tends to be closely linked to Italian and American fashion, since in the rest of Europe the culture tends to be colder and more distant, which is also reflected in the aesthetic trends that follow.
In Spain we tend towards cheerful colors that enliven the face and somewhat more classic models, so the ones that succeed are usually retro or vintage models, those inspired by dolce vitta, the sixties…
The Nordic style is usually worn, as logic indicates in the northern part of Europe. The minimalist style predominates, the marked angles and the glasses with straight frames. The colors are usually colder and muted. Black and gray predominate.
The Japanese style is characterized by titanium as the fundamental material in glasses. And round shapes tend to predominate. In Europe, this style is becoming more and more fashionable, although these glasses tend to be more expensive due to the cost of making and producing them.
With this, we are sure that you already know which are the glasses that will best suit you when you have to face the choice of one or the other. However, we are also clear that, if it is about our Hanukeii models, the decision will take you more than seven minutes.