Pitti Uomo Sunglasses

Pitti Uomo Sunglasses

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.

Blue green mirrored blue lenses with metal and acetate frame

Blue-green mirrored blue lenses with metal and acetate frame

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.

Bold Aviator Sunglasses in Gold & Brown with matching Gold Collar Pin

Bold Aviator Sunglasses in Gold & Brown with matching Gold Collar Pin

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.

Clear Sunglasses Frames

Clear Sunglasses Frames

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.

Mr. Polo Filippo Matera wearing clear frame blue mirrored aviator style sunglasses

Mr. Polo Filippo Matera wearing clear frame blue mirrored aviator-style sunglasses

Burgundy Brown Frames from Hipsteeps

Burgundy Brown Frames from Hipsteeps

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.

Miguel Viera from Beyond Fabric Wearing Green Lenses with Amber Acetate Frame

Miguel Viera from Beyond Fabric Wearing Green Lenses with Amber Acetate Frame

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.

Mr. Raro from Mararo wearing an interesting perar uf brown sunglasses

Mr. Mohamad Ayoubi aka Roberto Mararo aka Mr. Raro from Mararo wearing an interesting pair of brown sunglasses

 

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:

Photographer & Artist Lyle Roblin wearing finely detailed metal frame round sunglasses

Photographer & Artist Lyle Roblin wearing finely detailed metal frame round sunglasses

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.

László-Crinel Nagy from stilmasculin.ro wearing blue mirrored clubmasters #3

László-Crinel Nagy from stilmasculin.ro wearing blue mirrored clubmasters #3

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.

Hugo Jacomet from Parisian Gentleman wearing matte frosted blue sunglasses

Hugo Jacomet from Parisian Gentleman wearing matte frosted blue sunglasses

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.

Extremely thick, mirrored green lenses

Extremely thick lense with mirrored green lenses

Sometimes, a very classic style works best, like the simple round sunglasses.

Classic Round Metal Frame Sunglasses - Timeless

Classic Round Metal Frame Sunglasses in Copper Tone – Timeless

Interpretation of the Classic Round Sunglasses

Interpretation of the Classic Round Sunglasses

Round Carrera Sunglasses

Round Carrera Sunglasses

Alternatively, you just go with some classic tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Classic Sunglass Shape with radiant blue lenses and matte finish

Classic Sunglass Shape with radiant blue lenses and matte finish

Or you mix round with tortoishell.

Round Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

Round Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

Or maybe some horn frames…

Horn Style Frames with Blue Lenses

Horn Style Frames with Blue Lenses

Or wooden sunglasses.

Wood Sunglasses with Mirrored Lenses

Wood Sunglasses with Mirrored Lenses

Sometimes, a classic frame in dark colors can work as well.

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Ignatious Joseph wearing a classic, uneventful pair of sunglasses

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.

Fabulous Sunglasses & Outfit from the Editor at Leleganza del gusto

Fabulous Sunglasses & Outfit from the Editor at Leleganza del gusto

Yours Truly with tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses on the second day

Yours Truly with tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses on the second day of Pitti Uomo wearing a flannel windowpane suit by VBC

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.

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Pitti Uomo Sunglasses
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Discover the Sunglasses worn at Pitti Uomo, the world's largest trade show for men's fashion and clothing in Florence, Italy.
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9 replies
  1. John W says:

    Why is it OK to wear sunglasses with Ray-Ban written prominently, and more than once on them, when style mistake No.1 says that logos are flashy and tacky?
    Will you be taking part in a Tweed Run this year?

    • Sven Raphael Schneider says:

      John, I have a good lens and it is difficult to read Ray Ban in person. Also, Ray Ban is owned by Luxottica, and they produce the majority of sunglasses on this planet, and they want to brand their stuff. Ideally though, big logos should be avoided.
      Old Ray Bans are much more subtle, so go vintage.

  2. Olakunle Lawrence says:

    Great post and good photos. I’m the guy in the second picture with the Burgundy blazer did blue hat. My name is Olakunle Lawrence . If you needed it for proper attribution.

    Cheers!

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