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We Love These Stylish Trends For Men’s Glasses

Allysa Gatchalian

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Allysa Gatchalian

Updated: 30 September 2022 •  

If you’re looking to finally retire those specs that you’ve been wearing since the first lockdown was announced, then you’ve come to the right place.
 
From vintage classics to bold silhouettes, this year’s top eyewear trends give you plenty of fashion-forward options. With frames for every aesthetic, there’s no better time to freshen up your look!
 
Have a peek at this year’s most popular men’s glasses and see which you love the most.
 

The most stylish glasses trends for men in 2022

1. Clear frames

 
Josh Groban wearing clear frame glasses

Josh Groban’s clear glasses make a great accent piece for his navy ensemble. (Credit: Young People’s Chorus).

 
A transparent frame is the most versatile and universally flattering accessory you can cop this year. They’re a subtle way to add some contemporary style to any outfit, and because they’re colorless, they look good on all skin tones too. What’s more, the thicker frame will also be able to accommodate even the highest of prescriptions, so you don’t need to worry about your lenses peeking through from the edge of your frame.
 
With so many shapes and sizes out there, you’re bound to find a pair of clear glasses that suit your face shape perfectly. For those with angular face shapes, frames with rounded edges will add balance and soften more prominent features. But for individuals with rounder face shapes, square and rectangular frames will provide definition and give you a more chiseled look.
 
Try out the trend with these brand favorites:
 
Mouqy oscar frame

Mouqy’s stylish square framed Oscar.

 
Mouqy boyish frame

Mouqy’s transparent studious yet fun Boyish frames.

 

2. Oversized 70s styles

 
Taron Egerton in oversized glasses

Taron Egerton is a splitting image of Elton John in this photoshoot for ‘Rocketman’. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
On the other side of the trend spectrum, big, bold silhouettes reminiscent of the 70s have made a dramatic return, giving wearers of all ages a fun outlet to express their individuality. Square, round, aviator – you name it! These chunky frames come in a plethora of silhouettes and colorways to make sure you stand out from the crowd.
 
Since these frames are on the larger side, always opt for lightweight materials for the most comfortable fit, especially if you plan to wear your glasses throughout the day.
 
Join the bandwagon with these unapologetic frames:
 
Mouqy comedy frame

Mouqy’s classic black square Comedy glasses.

 
Mouqy navy frame

Mouqy’s trendy crystal blue retro Navy pair.

 

3. Boldly black frames

 
Tom Holland in black thick rimmed glasses

Tom Holland looks dapper as ever in his suit and a pair of thick rimmed glasses. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
Black frames will always be a timeless and sophisticated choice, so it’s no surprise why so many Hollywood stars and musicians have turned to the suave pair to elevate their looks.
 
The dark hue of these specs will inevitably draw attention to your facial features, so it’s very important to choose the right shape and size for your face shape. But if you’d like to play it safe, you can’t go wrong with a classic rectangular shape with subtly rounded edges. It’s a tried and tested silhouette that looks good on everyone!
 
The ultimate black frames for a sleek look:
 
Mouqy genius frame

Mouqy’s sleek matte black Genius frames.

 

4. Wire frame aviators

 
Charles Melton in aviator glasses

Charles Melton’s teardrop-shaped aviators give off a timelessly cool appeal. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
If you’re not sure whether you want something modern or vintage-inspired, aviators in contemporary metals will give you the best of both worlds. These lightweight frames capture that quintessential 70s look without being overtly retro, and can be dressed up or down depending on where you’re going.
 
Classic teardrop-shaped aviators flatter angular faces best, while flat-top rectangular styles will give round face shapes some added definition.
 
Enhance your look with these face framing styles:
 
Mouqy justin frame

Mouqy’s oversized aviator-style Justin glasses.

 
Mouqy NEAT NT008 frame

Mouqy’s striking black and silver Neat pair.

 

5. Circle lenses

 
Kit Harington in circle lenses glasses

Kit Harington’s circle lenses lend a studious yet easygoing vibe. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
Circle lenses have always enjoyed a large fan base since the beginning of time, and are the best choice for those who want something low-key yet polished. The minimalist design adds a touch of elegance to a simple t-shirt and jeans but also makes a great companion for corporate and black tie events.
 
These unassuming frames typically suit diamond and heart shaped faces the most, and also flatter the symmetrical features of an oval shaped face.
 
Take your pick between these classic specs:
 
Mouqy ODD dione frame

Mouqy’s minimalist and sleek ODD Dione frames.

 
Mouqy NEAT NT903 frame

Mouqy’s elegant matte brown Neat NT903 eyeglasses.

 

6. Off-the-wall geometric styles

 
Cha Eunwoo in two-toned frame

Cha Eun Woo’s two-toned frames feature both angular and curved edges, giving his casual look some artistic flair. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
Not into traditional silhouettes? Then perhaps this year’s out-of-the-box geometric styles will be right up your alley. From all-out angles to a combination of two shapes, a geometric frame will give you a totally unique look that’s sure to turn many heads your way.
 
These frames not only highlight your best facial features, but will also accentuate your individual style and personality. A mix of soft curves and sharp angles will give a sartorial spin to your typical round or square frames, while one-of-a-kind polygon shapes will take your style game to new heights.
 
Go against the grain with these statement frames:
 
Mouqy evening frame

Mouqy’s Evening frames, perfect for the modern professional.

 
Mouqy march frame

Mouqy’s blend of classic and modern March eyeglass.

 

Men’s glasses trend predictions for 2023

Aside from giving you 20/20 vision, these frames also offer tons of style mileage for the next years to come.
 

Wayfarers

 
Mouqy boyish frame

Mouqy’s classic full-rim Boyish frames.

 
Though they technically never go out of style, wayfarers are predicted to be on top of everyone’s wish lists come 2023. A strong trapezoidal shape will give off a futuristic and edgy look, while a classic d-frame with rounded corners softly defines and flatters all face shapes.
 

Hexagonal glasses

 
Mouqy lavish frame

Mouqy’s stylish titanium Lavish aviator eyewear.

 
Geometric styles will only be picking up even more steam in the upcoming year, particularly frames with a distinct hexagonal shape. Our advice? Hit two birds with one stone by combining trends! Check out our Lavish frames: a wire-frame aviator in an unconventional hexagon silhouette.
 

Trendy eyeglass colors we love

Whether you favor a versatile shade that goes with everything or want a splash of color for your everyday looks, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect hue in this season’s stunning lineup of colorways:
 

Earth tones

 
Honey, rich siennas, and warm taupes are the newest classics on the rise. Make them the focal point of your outfit by wearing them with light neutrals, or keep a vibrant ensemble grounded by sporting a frame in a deep, earthy hue.
 
Mouqy NEAT NT901 frame

Mouqy’s glossy transparent brown NEAT NT901 pair.

 
Mouqy ODD eris frame

Mouqy’s alternative grey oval ODD Eris frames.

 

Soft tints

 
Looking to explore color this year but don’t want something too flashy? A transparent frame in a pastel hue will do just the trick.
 
Mouqy embrace frame

Mouqy’s chic blue Embrace glasses.

 

Glasses that will always be in style

If staying up to date with the latest trends isn’t your thing, here are some stylish staples that’ll have you looking sharp no matter the era:
 

Clubmasters

 
Featuring a bold top frame and a sleek metal structure at the bottom, Clubmasters draw attention to the eyes and come in several iterations to flatter every face shape. Go for a classic round frame to balance out more prominent features, or try out an angular frame to introduce distinct lines to your visage.
 
For angular faces:
 
Mouqy victor frame

Mouqy’s easy-to-style black Victor eyewear.

 
For round faces:
 
Mouqy Zen frame

Mouqy’s eye-catching Zen browline frames.

 

Tortoiseshell

 
Tortoiseshell is a subtle and elegant print that will stand the test of time, and is great for those who want a classic frame with a bit more character. Opt for subtle flecks of brown for an understated look, or make a bold statement with a high contrast print.
 
Our favorite tortoiseshell frames:
 
Mouqy nori frame

Mouqy’s sophistication and timeless Nori frames.

 
Mouqy gentle frame

Mouqy’s Gentle eyewear – perfect blend of style and quality.

 

Transcend trends: finding your own iconic look

Trends come and go, but finding a frame that fits you to a T is something truly life changing.
 
Just take a look at John Lennon’s iconic round lenses or James Dean’s signature horn-rimmed specs, both of which have become synonymous with their distinct looks.
 
To find your own individual style, you’ll need to understand your unique features such as your face shape and natural coloring. Then from there, just go with your gut feeling and rock the style you feel most confident in!
 
We get that finding the perfect frames online can be kind of tricky, so we’ve created a virtual-try on feature that lets you try out as many frames as you like and discover your signature look. With our functional, stylish and affordable range of styles, we’ve got a frame for every age, personality, and lifestyle.

Allysa Gatchalian

Written by:

Allysa Gatchalian

Allysa Gatchalian is a beauty, fashion and lifestyle writer based in Manila. She loves trying out new trends, discovering new k-dramas to watch, and sharing her favorite finds with friends.

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