Pitti Uomo is not just a feast for Pitti Peacocks and their clothes, but also for accessories. The other day, we took a closer look at the outfits at Pitti Uomo 89 but today, we want to zoom in on the sunglasses we saw on the street. Of course, just a pair of sun shades looks good on someone else, doesn’t mean it will work for you, but it provides great inspiration, and once you understand what sunglasses work well for your face shape, you will definitely improve your look.
People want to be unique in their style, and a pair of unusual sunglasses helps with that. This pair of sunglasses fits the bill as it is not your run-of-the-mill pair of ray-ban wayfarers.
In recent years, Aviators have been extremely popular. However, apart from the classic, well-known Aviator style, you can also find them in many variations with thicker frames and contrast elements. Matching the metal elements of your outfit is always a good idea because it creates a more harmonious look. As such, a gold collar pin works best with gold cufflinks and gold elements in your sunglasses.
A few years back, clear sunglasses were quite rare, but now you can see them more often. Because of the transparent frame, you can see the metal frame underneath as well as every little manufacturing flaw. Therefore, it is important to take a close look at clear framed sunglasses.
If you are on a budget, and you don’t want to go mainstream you can find many little brands out there. Such as Hipsteeps. At $27 these classic sunglasses won’t break the bank but protect your eyes just as well as shades that sell for 10x.
If you are up for a classic style frame with a twist, consider investing in a pair of sunglasses in a classic shape with unusual colors. While the green lenses are nothing special, and amber acetate frame is certainly more unusual. It beats an unique frame in black any day.
In case you want to go a step further, look into sunglasses with more details such as these sunglasses with a shade and contrasting metal details and temples. It reminds me of racing sunglasses but they o, viously work perfectly well for a stroll at on the street. Btw, this video shows you what Pitti is all about through the lenses of Mr. Raro:
If shades on your sunglasses aren’t enough for you, try to find a pair with fine detailing like the metal frame sunglasses worn by Lyle Roblin.
If mid-century modern is your style, a pair of Clubmasters sunglasses is certainly a good investment. Whether it is more fashion forward with blue mirrored lenses, or more classic with green lenses – it is certainly a timeless style that stands out.
Traditionally, sunglasses frames in Acetate were finely polished but now, if you prefer a matte look, a frosted sunglass frame, like the one here worn by Parisian Gentleman Hugo Jacomet, may be right for you.
If you wear regular glasses, a pair with prescription lenses may be the way to go for you. Normally, thick lenses with thin frames can look odd, but in this case, the lenses stand out so much that it is almost a deliberate fashion statement.
Sometimes, a very classic style works best, like the simple round sunglasses.
Alternatively, you just go with some classic tortoiseshell sunglasses.
Or you mix round with tortoishell.
Or maybe some horn frames…
Or wooden sunglasses.
Sometimes, a classic frame in dark colors can work as well.
More often than not, snap on sunglasses won’t elevate your style, however, ths ones below are certainly the eception to the rule.
Now, women even have a larger range of sunglasses they can choose from, but this outfit 1940’s lipstick, collar pin and three piece chalk stripe suit was simply stunning.
What are your favorite kinds of sunglasses and why?
For more in-depth coverage about sunglasses, make sure to check out our Sunglass Guide For Men well as the Primer on How To Find The Right Pair Of Sunglasses For Your Face Shape.