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Choosing sunglasses is not an easy task.

Choosing a pair of sunglasses is not as simple a task as it may seem from the outside. The designer of custom glasses. Tom Davies says that it usually takes a person about 7 minutes to choose glasses, which 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 carry an extra layer of difficulty in choosing compared to other clothing or accessories: in addition to evaluating the technical aspects of these, aesthetics also come 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 to the client very well 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 leave our comfort zone. However, looking for a first pair of glasses, which are obviously going to be necessary on a daily 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 reason to take risks. .

Over the years, we have analyzed the shapes and silhouettes that will best adapt to each person based on their facial features. Sunglasses can help enhance certain proportions of the face. Ballesteros helps her clients by following, among many other variables, three factors that analyze the silhouettes and styles that will best fit 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 person.

Next, we are going to review each of them in detail:


There are three groups when it comes to facial faces: Round, elongated and square.

Let's dive into each of them:

  • Round Faces
Gafas de sol Pacific Hanukeii

    The goal to achieve when you have this type of face is to generate an optical effect that makes the face longer and narrower. More 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 lengthening of the face. Although large glasses are generally not recommended, in this case it would be ideal for the glasses to be slightly larger.

    The Pacific glasses from the Hanukeii collection can be an ideal option for those of you who have a rather round face. The shape of the glasses has a clear tendency towards the cat eye, but always approaching it from discretion. It is not an excessively large glasses and clearly follows the trends of the moment.

    • Oval faces
    Gafas de sol Village de Hanukeii

      It is said that this type of face is the one that is 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 ordinary and has a retro and modernist touch that does not go unnoticed. These avant-garde and original glasses have a generating effect of “looks from everyone who sees you with them on the street”

      • Square faces
      Gafas de sol Southcal Hanukeii

        The ideal glasses for square faces are those glasses that soften the features and make the face thinner. It is advisable to avoid shapes with very marked angles. In addition, it would be appropriate to use wide frames with oval or rounded shapes.

        The Southcal model from Hanukeii perfectly adapts to the requirements for a glasses to adapt to a square face. They have a rather rounded shape, relatively wide frames and an irresistible color combination.


        The color we choose when wearing our glasses will be decisive in terms of whether 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 make a difference between skin and hair types to determine which color suits best in each case.

        • Light skin and hair

        Normally, people with light hair and skin tone are recommended to wear glasses with frames of a similar 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 tones such as black, red, burgundy or tortoiseshell are the ones that look best on people with a darker complexion.


        After reviewing the best options for each type of face and the characteristics of each one, it should be noted that each person's dressing style will be decisive when it comes to choosing glasses.


        It is no surprise to mention that the styles, although they seem free and each 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 trends that triumph in different parts of the world, but that the most notable ones can be divided into three and are the following:

        • Mediterranean style

        Spanish fashion is usually 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 brighten the face and somewhat more classic models, so the ones that succeed are usually the retro or vintage models, those inspired by the dolce vitta, the sixties...

        • Nordic style

        The Nordic style is usually worn, as logic indicates in the northern part of Europe. The minimalist style, sharp angles and glasses with straight frames predominate. The colors are usually colder and duller. Black and gray predominate.

        • Japanese style

        The Japanese style is characterized by titanium as a fundamental material in glasses. And round shapes usually predominate. In Europe this style is becoming more and more fashionable, although these glasses tend to be more expensive due to the cost of manufacturing and production they entail.

        With this, we are sure that you already know which glasses 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 our Hanukeii models, the decision will take you more than seven minutes.