Face Shape Matters: The Right Glasses For Men | men’s fashion

A famous author, Mokokoma Mokhonoana, says, “12% of people who wear glasses wear them to try to look better, 88% of people who wear glasses wear them to try to look smarter”.

Whatever your reason for wearing glasses, the key is finding the right pair of glasses for yourself, with the right frame, shape and size that complement and enhance your facial features.

Choose the right pair of trendy glasses depends on quite a few things, the most important of which is your facial structure, i.e. your face shape. It is important to first identify your face shape and then to understand what type and style of glasses will suit you best.

It should be noted that the glasses that go with a particular type of face in men may not look so good in women. So here is a guide on how to choose the right pair of men’s glasses for different face shapes:

Round face

If the measurement of your cheekbones and the length of your face are fairly equal, you have a round face. Conversely, forehead and jawline measurements are also nearly equal. The length of the cheekbones is greater than that of the forehead and the jawline. The angles of the jaw are soft and not angular.

For this type of face, the best suited glasses are those with sharp angles. A sharply angled frame will balance out the curvaceous look of the face. This contrast gives a fairly good rendering.

Square face

The length of the forehead, cheekbones, forehead – all measurements are almost equal in the case of a square-shaped face. The length and width of the face are equal and the jaw has an acute angle. If you have a square face, you will have a wide jawline and a broad forehead. The dimensions of the face are also proportionate.

A rounded or oval lens style will complement this type of face shape. Just as an angled frame balances the soft, round features of a round face, around the frame will balance the angular features of a square face.

diamond face

It is a very rare face shape with wide cheeks and a small forehead. The length of the face is the greatest in the case of a diamond face, followed by the dimensions of the cheekbones, the forehead and the jawline, in order. A diamond face is characterized by a pointed chin, with the jawline being the smallest.

The type of glasses best suited to this type of face are frontal glasses. Rounded lenses that give a very light angular appearance are the most suitable.

triangular face

A wider jawline, smaller cheekbones and an even smaller forehead are hallmarks of a triangular face. It looks like an inverted heart shape since the jawline is wider than the forehead.

Aviator glasses (with a bar on top) and browline glasses greatly complement the triangular face. They add weight to the forehead as it is the narrowest part of the face.

oval face

The length of the face is visibly greater than its width. It resembles the round shaped face in one aspect – they both have a curvaceous appearance. The only difference is that the face is longer in the case of an oval face.

There isn’t just one style of lens suitable for this face shape. Almost all styles and shapes of frames go with it.

heart shaped face

There are many styles glasses for heart shaped faces In effect. As we know, a heart-shaped face is the opposite of a triangle-shaped face. A broad forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrow chin are hallmarks of a heart-shaped face. The chin is pointed, as the face is narrow around the chin and widens towards the forehead.

Smaller sized frames will look great on a heart-shaped face because the upper part of the face is already wider.


Wearing glasses now serves two purposes; one is vision correction, and the other is fashion. Nowadays, people wear glasses to complement their dress style, to look beautiful and different. Glasses have become a fashion accessory these days. And so, there is no doubt as to why one should carefully choose the best pair of glasses for them after considerable research.

Sarah C. Figueiredo