Monday, April 4, 2011

Gft Tip #61: Men's Sunglasses

I feel that my blog doesn't always cater to the male (shock and awe!) but this post is all about the men! This gift tip is for that stylish man who wants to be on the cutting edge with his shades....and keep the sun out his eyes. Here are a few options of sunglasses for your best bud, brother, Dad or some other man in your life:

Maui Jim 'Stingray - PolarizedPlus®2' Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Square Wrap Aviator Sunglasses

Gucci Logo Temple Sunglasses

HoneeBee Tip: Knowing your (or your giftee's) face shape will help you choose the best sunglasses. Below are the types of face shapes and the shades that will look best: Oval: An oval-shaped face is characterized by balanced proportions, a narrow forehead and jaw line, a chin that is slightly narrower than the forehead, and typically high cheekbones. Tips for Choosing Glasses: An oval-shaped face can wear practically any frame, so experiment with a variety of frame shapes to find the perfect look. You might want to start with rectangular or butterfly frames. People with oval faces often have smaller features, so make sure your frames are in proportion and don't overpower your face. Square: Square-shaped faces are usually proportional in length and width. They are characterized by a strong, prominent jaw line, square chin and broad, deep forehead. Because square faces are so angular, try round or oval glasses to soften and add contrast to the face. Tips for Choosing Glasses: Round frames are perfect for creating curves and softening square or angular faces. Cat-eye frames provide interesting curve and contour to square faces. Gently curved oval frames help minimize angles and lengthen a square face. Frames should be more horizontal than vertical. Subtle rimless frames with soft edges add contrast and visual interest to a strong, square face. Round: Get a good angle on your round face. A rounder face has an equal width and length and is characterized by soft curves with few angles, if any. As a general rule, a balanced face looks best, so people with rounder faces should select angular frames to help sharpen and add definition. Tips for Choosing Glasses: Angular frames with rectangular or geometric shapes create balance and add definition to a round face. Rectangular styles make a round face look slimmer. Frames that are more horizontal than they are vertical make round faces appear longer and thinner. Glasses with high or mid-height temples help lengthen a round face. Heart: A heart-shaped face is characterized by a wide forehead, narrower jaw line, high cheekbones and a narrow chin. Because heart-shaped faces can be a bit more challenging to fit, it's important to have fun and experiment with a variety of frame shapes to find the perfect look. Tips for Choosing Glasses: Butterfly or cat-eye styles are great for balancing a heart-shaped face. Round frames in lighter colors balance and soften a wide forehead. Frames that are wider at the bottom than the top help offset the narrow chin. Cat-eye frames balance a narrower jaw line. Eyeglasses with low temples add balance. Some frames can exaggerate the widest point of a heart-shaped face, so try to avoid frames that are decorative at the top or that are wider at the top than the bottom. sources:,
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Mick said...

it's difficult to get a good set of mens sunglasses i tihnk.

HoneeBee Gifts said...

I hope this post was helpful Mick! Good luck finding the perfect pair of shades for you or a surprised giftee!