Let’s face it. Sunglasses are not a necessity, especially when one wears a custom tailored suit or bench-made leather shoes. Yet ask a woman: sunglasses imply a certain something that intrigues and makes her want to look behind them.
Dr Glenn Wilson takes the idea a step ahead: “Sunglasses give us a degree of anonymity so that shy and inhibited people can do things that they might not otherwise have done – (women’s) topless sunbathing is a very good example.”
Sunglasses make their wearers feel sexy! According to Dr Wilson, taking off one’s sunglasses when speaking to a woman may indicate the desire to connect. Alternatively, putting them back on may imply the opposite.
Sold on the idea of getting a new pair of sunglasses?
A few words of advice, however. Avoid designer logo frames, often mass manufactured in Asia or Italy, because they look ridiculous and are pretentious. Select quality solid, elegant presence with tortoiseshell, acetate, or horn frames, because they are not.
Buy Quality. How does one determine the quality of sunglasses? Quality sunglasses do not necessarily cost more than low quality, mass produced frames. The £300 price tag doesn’t guarantee the frames are made of better materials or assembled by hand. Unfortunately, sellers ask what the market will bear–another reason to avoid obnoxious logo sunglasses.
Instead, seek out high quality frames by Tom Ford that are made at a work bench by a craftsman. These frames are actually hewn from substantial chunks of acetate. Then, frames get tumbled a bit to slightly abrade what might be an overly polished surface.
Because today’s sunglasses are not shiny. They do not try that hard.
Buy Function and Fit. The most desirable sunglasses frames have properly-loaded and functional spring hinges that snap open and closed. They don’t flop about the face or perch at the edge of one’s nose.
Buy a Signature Accessory. Sunglasses do not require sun, and men who own high quality sunglasses should wear them as a signature accessory. Those who wear them say a good pair of sunshades hides the after-effects of even the hardest night of partying. Inspired onlookers will say “He’s amazing!” or “He’s glamorous!” instead of “He’s wasted!” or “He’s hungover!”
Daniel Craig Got It Right. Daniel Craig got his sunglasses frames right, although we wonder why he chose to wear them on the red carpet.
Year-Round Sunglasses. Today’s sunglasses are not your dad’s sunglasses worn in July and August. Buy a pair of great sunglasses frames at a merchant with great selection. SLCO Sunglasses have an extensive selection of quality frames at competitive prices.