ALPHA MALE: How to Shop for Sunglasses
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Retro or Modern?
Now getting to the product, there are two very basic genres of sunglasses; Retro and Modern. Retro glasses are your classics; clean and sophisticated lines for a sexy and professional look. Think about your classic Ray Ban Aviator. Meanwhile, modern glasses are cool these days as well. Modern glasses tend to have larger plastic, colorful rims. While these tend to be a little less sophisticated, they make up major ground in showcasing creativity and fun.
Know your lenses
As to function, sunglasses are either made from glass or highly durable plastics. Some people like the feel of a weight on their face – these people tend to wear glass. Others prefer to feel very little, and the newest light-weight plastic accommodate. Additionally, lens selection is very important. Polarized lenses should be worn around water as they block rays coming from the sun and reflecting off the water. Different colored lenses are available as well. Classic grey lenses do not distort color or contrast, while colored lenses often reflect a mushroom trip. Style aside, there is a reason most sunglass lenses are grey.
Make it fit
Finally, make sure you buy something that fits your face. A newer trend is clip-on lenses for your regular glasses. Make sure you find something comfortable and that looks good. Take your wife to the store, she’ll help you find the perfect match. As to our recommendation, we suggest Randolph Engineering. These guys make glasses 30 miles from Providence in Randolph, MA. Clients include the US Air Force…I’d say that’s a pretty good gauge of quality and durability. Check them out at Randolphusa.com.
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