Metal frames might have disappeared from the fashion scene for a short time, but thank the heavens, they are back, and with a style this time. Remember how we saw Kendall Jenner wearing her round metal spectacles everywhere?
We can’t blame her for being addicted to it. The harry potter and superman look is back now. So if you are looking to buy new prescription glasses or just want to wear it for fun, and then here’s a low down on the metal frames.
Most times it is titanium and titanium alloys used in eyewear frames. These materials are comparatively light and flexible, making them perfect for a daily eyewear frame. Many metal frames are also made with aluminum but they are less durable than the titanium and its alloy.
Most men are seen preferring classic style of metal eyeglasses. This newfound love of metal glasses has brought the 70’s back in the men’s eyewear fashion. Paired with all the new aesthetic innovation that brands have welcomed, metal has successfully found classic beauty with modernism.
Different Kinds of metal frames:
1. Full rimmed:
Those frames that are surrounded by metal all around the lenses are referred as full rimmed frames. These full-rimmed frames have been reigning for a long time and are considered classic. The way they surround the lenses provides a secure and safe enclosure.
Full rimmed frames are not limited in shape. They can be paired with any shape and color. Round full framed glasses are the ones that Harry potter use to wear. Different brands have neo modified the colors and lenses from darkest to light, from double toned to reflective; either way, these metallic eyeglasses are rocking the fashion world and they are here to stay.
2. Half rimmed:
These metallic frames only cover half of the lenses. These kinds of frames are perfect and most appropriate for a professional look. They give a sophisticated and decent look to the wearer, but also adorn the face perfectly. The top half of the frame supports and holds the lenses with nothing at the bottom. These metal frames are very lightweight and easy to carry. They also provide a clearer view of the wearer.
3. Semi-Rimless Frames:
These frames are either completely metal, or sometimes paired with plastic. These frames cover half the lenses only leaving the other half for a nylon string to handle.
4. Rimless frames:
As the name suggests, these frames are completely devoid of any rim. The only metal parts are the temples and the nose bridge. Because of no-rims, these eyeglasses are very lightweight. These eyeglasses are for people who want to keep the shape of their face prominent without letting the glasses makes much of a difference.
How to get these metal Eyeglasses:
These metal eyeglasses are available by all the famous names in the fashion industry. Gucci, Chanel, Ray-ban, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Steven Tyler, Calvin Klein, Lexington, mayhem, and Oakley are all offering their own version of metal glasses.