It’s that time of the year again when you can rock those sunglasses (even at night?) … but are you wearing the right type and shape for your facial shape?
Fear not for we sought the help of a brand that is well-known when it comes to timeless and stylish eye wear that continuously adapts to the clientele’s fashion needs.
Vincent Teotico, Ray-Ban assistant marketing manager, took MB Life to a tour around the Ray-Ban Pop-Up Concept Store over at Greenbelt in Makati City – the first ever pop-up store of the brand in Asia – to explain what type of eyewear frame best suits various facial shapes and to also enlighten us about the type of sunglasses to use for each occasion.
“The trend now is that people go for oversized Aviators and Wayfarers, mostly to give them that celebrity vibe often seen in Hollywood and n the red carpet. Filipinos try to adopt the American culture and [for this season] they go for the oversized [frames]. The most popular eyewear now is the oversized Wayfarer… and the classics, of course,” shared Teotico.
In case you’re wondering, sunglasses are not as simple as they look like. While it’s true that anything that blocks out the rays of the sun from your eyes can be dubbed a “sunglass,” there are specific names for each, which you should know in case you’re planning to buy a pair for yourself.
SUMMER WEAR/ BEACH TRIPS
For normal day shenanigans, we were advised that Caravans are the best pick in the bunch. You can opt to wear other styles, though.
Caravans are streamlined, geometric models which are used as an alternative to the classic Aviator sunglasses.
Youngster for the youngbloods! Stylish frames combined with up-to-date lens needs for the picky millennials.
Active eyewear stays put during the most intense activities and will set anyone apart with absolute class and quality.
The retro-modern look combines past favorites and modern style. Best for those with oblong-shaped, long, or thin faces.
If you’re a restless soul who’s always on the go, Foldable eyewear is your perfect match! These sunglasses save up a lot of space and is easy to carry — as light as a feather.
For those who want stylish frames or for those whose eyesights are just going bad, Ray-Ban has all the frame sizes you’ll need to look fashionably smart everyday.
Ray-Ban’s new collection are also eye candies! We can’t help but approach the samples on display and try them out ourselves. Take a look at their foldable eyewear and the polarized ones that work like magic.
According to Teotico, oversized and normal-sized frames are perfect for those who are round-faced, while Aviators and Flash Lenses go well with small faces. Those with an elongated and thin face usually purchase the ones with oversized frames.
If ever you pay them a visit, don’t forget to try out the foosball table! It’s such a fun shop. Promise!