perfect style & fit - How To Choose Glasses

What style and fit is right when choosing new vintage eyewear? Here's our handy how-to guide to choose glasses…

Madonna finding her fit

Madonna finding her fit


Frame shape should contrast face shape. So if you have angular features, soften with curves and if you have round features, get some angles going on. Go with your gut and wear what you love.

For optical eyewear it's good to have some proportion, but with sunglasses you can go wild and have a little fun! The more coverage the better for hiding from both the sun and the paparazzi.


A - width of lens (mm)

B - depth of lens (mm)

DBL - distance between lenses (mm)

Side length (SL) - taken from screw to tip (mm)

FTW - frame temple width, total width of glasses (mm)

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Top Tip : Look at measurements on your old eyewear to find a similar size that works for you.

When selecting sunglasses and optical eyewear, oversized or not, pay attention to the width of the frames and the distance between the two lenses. Your eyes should sit as close to the centre of the width of each lens as possible.

Be warned... a frame that's too wide, will make your eyes appear too close together and no one will ever trust you again. They'll end up on the end of your nose before long! Go too narrow and you risk appearing a little alien. 

Don’t follow guidelines solely based on the shape of your face, balance your features and keep proportion above and below the frames. 

Once you find your perfect pair - note the frame size and measurements and use this when in search of your next piece.


Choose a colour that compliments - colours that you know work with your skin tone and that you adore. Work with what you've got and consider eye and hair colour.

Black and tortoise frames are classic for a reason - they look great and work with everything. Or go bold and make a statement with vivid hue.

When it comes to lens colours, the world's your oyster! Choose block or graduated; all colours have different strengths... 

Greys keep colour true, browns offer warm tones, greens are calming, pinks enhance visual depth, blues improve colour perception and yellows are perfect for low light like sunrise and sundowners. 


Sunglasses are crucial for protecting against sunlight that damages eyes over time. Only shop frames with UV 400 protection. The bigger the frame, the better the coverage. Don't leave home without them! 

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Your face will thank you.