The sole purpose of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from the sun. But while it’s tempting to settle on one pair and be done with it all, your aviators are simply not fit for an afternoon wedding.
Let’s face it, a poor choice of shades can scorch your look, as well as your retinas, wherever you are in the world. We at Tuxedo Central decided to shine some light on the shadiest sunglasses mistakes in the book.
Sunglasses That Don’t Match Your Style
If you boast a signature style that requires just one pair of shades, you’re lucky. But since most men’s 9-5 is far removed from weekend pursuits, several pairs are necessary to fit between the office and off-duty. Sunglasses are all about the way they make your face look, so find a pair that suits your face shape and your wardrobe. They should sit just as well with your suit as they do with your swimming trunks, and everything in-between. That means keeping your aviators for the beach, your tortoiseshell wayfarers for the commute and your Oakleys for your next marathon.
Please Don’t Wear Them Indoors
Unless you have a medical condition or have a starring role in The Matrix, you have no business wearing sunglasses indoors. It’s ridiculously pretentious and downright corny. What’s more, it’s bad manners to neglect eye contact with people you’re talking to. Trust us, just don’t do it!
Locking eyes with the sun itself can seriously compromise your eyesight if you’re not wearing the right kind of shades. A lot of eye conditions are triggered by excessive exposure to sun rays, so it’s important to invest in quality protection when it comes to sunglasses. Sunglasses with a UVA and UVB block will reduce the risk, so always be on the lookout for British Standard or UV 400 mark as this indicates adequate UV protection.
You Think Only One Particular Style Suits Your Face
Shapes are different sizes and suit different face frames, so mix it up and see what works best for you. As a typical rule, a rounder face tends to suit a square frame and a square face usually suits rounder frames, with different degrees in between. Make sure you try all different styles to make sure which style suits you the best!