Classic glasses are characterized by frames that appear timeless and do not follow fashion trends. Themes typically found in men's classic-style eyewear include minimalistic design elements and more traditional colors. Ovals, rectangles, and rounds are common frame shapes associated with this style.
Classic eyewear for mean can be identified by the use of architecturally classic lines and shapes that characterize traditionally classic frames. One of these classic shapes are rectangular, bold frame fronts as in the classic Wayfarer. These lines and shapes are timeless and are constantly recycled in fashion lines. Other classic fashion shapes are semi rimless frames like the Clubmasterand rimless frames. Clubmaster frames are a nerdy-chic look and rimless frames are a timeless professional staple.
These architecturally timeless frames were made famous by such actors like James Dean and Steve McQueen. These pop icons took their fashion with them into stardom. James Dean was known for his use of the Wayfarer and Steve McQueen for his over-sized Persol Sunglasses.
Classic frames typically feature solid, bold colors and textures. Frames are normally tortoise, black, havana, or other neutral colors and textures. Certain brands, such as Ray-Ban and Persol, are also associated with being trend setters of classic, male eyewear. In general, these styles are good for those who are looking to minimize glasses shopping. Classic frames serve as fashion staples for the professional man looking to choose one style that will last year round.