Someone told me about an article they read in the New York Post recently about a man stating that he would wear fake glasses to a business interview in attempt to fit the part and appear smarter and more sophisticated. One of my buddies told me that on his next interview he fully planned to pull this move. I raised my eyebrows in approval and thought, “That’s not a bad idea.” However, as the person continued on about the article, he eventually got to the point that someone that would wear fake glasses in general is just an ass. I disagreed, because I like the idea of men being able to utilize accessories in these modern days where style has become so acceptable for both sexes. If you want to wear fake glasses, go for it. Just man up and admit they are when someone asks you.
Glasses can be the finishing touch to any wardrobe. Whether you’re wearing jeans and a white v-neck or if you’re in tux and bow tie, a solid pair of specs can really go a long way. My favorite pair of the bunch is Ray Ban Wayfarers. I specifically remember a number of both men and women asking me where I had gotten them and if they’d mind if they bought a pair. Sure enough, they did. I was happy about it because it meant that they approved.
I’ve seen a handful of styles these days that I want to lay on you:
- Wayfarers (square lenses) are always a safe bet. They’ve been in style for many years now.
- Circle lens glasses are back. We saw Gatsby wear a pair of the sunglasses in this style, but we are now seeing companies really develop a modern day feel and look for this particular style. It’s risky, but if you can pull it off, go for it.
- Rectangle lenses are usually a pretty clear sign that you actually need the glasses. Though not the most stylish of the group, a very safe look to go for.