Men’s glasses

Elegantly ‘bespectacled’: men’s glasses at Lafont Paris – SS 2021

With chat about a revival of more formal attire, and a return to semi-normal life on everyone’s minds, a smarter dress code and timeless heirloom or keep-sake accessories are billed to enjoy a rise. In men’s eyewear, “lasting” design, and classical shapes have long been a part of the established “work” wardrobe. Oval, round and rectangular tend to offer a stylish and professional air when created in fine materials, and the countless renditions of these glasses ensure that matching face shape, personality and specs no longer comes down to a few limiting rules about proportions of the face. Above: model Harlow by Lafont Paris – described as a sporty panto, this delightful shape with key hole bridge is one of the new “classics” by the Parisian label: it comes in blue, green, beige – with a transparent appearance – and tortoiseshell as pictured.

Haussmann by Lafont Paris: a combination design

With larger proportions and a distinguished narrow brow line, the two-tone effect of Haussmann is both modern and elegant. Much like the tone and textural contrasts in the fabric of a suit, this style balances, fresh colours and materials with a very fine structure that offers lightness and long-term comfort. Haussmann sums up the menswear mood for Spring 21 with its “smart casual” versatility and touch of brighter colour on a brown metal base.

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Windsor rims  with 1920s + 30s origins are now on-trend: Casanova by Lafont Paris – a titanium design with vintage saddle bridge

Casanova is an all-time favourite at Lafont and a permanent feature of their Reedition collection. Windsor rims of this calibre are consistently sought after for their intellectual refinement and crafted finish, and in 2021 already, this shape appears to have a new found desirability among all ages. Whether that’s because it is part of an historic cultural notion of fine dressing and vintage refinement, this style of eyewear continues to be associated with handcrafting and artisan details even now with the more widespread use of materials such as titanium or stainless steel. The Casanova model in titanium has some different colour choices, ranging from  golden to grey, silver to tortoiseshell. For more information about men’s glasses trends and our selection of fine specs and sunglasses for 2021, click on the Eyestylist bulletin: