Retro & bold: The New Statements For Men
Retro-inspired silhouettes and a focus on fresh, bold colors are among the key men’s eyewear trends for 2023. Green was one of the most popular tones in Fall 2022 fashion, and has caught on as a great choice for men’s specs, with many fashionable, nature-inspired varieties, such as forest, olive, sage and emerald, that suit different hair colors, skin tones and complexions.
Eyewear silhouettes are strong and geometric, inspired by timeless shapes and Hollywood-esque acetate rims. For men, they come in a palette that ranges from “Clark Kent” inspired black and dark gray tones to semi-translucent crystal tints – all eye-catching, go-to frames that look smart and flattering for work or weekend. For online meetings and video conferencing, these on-trend pieces elevate everyday wear such as a shirt or jumper, allowing you to shine with a contemporary, business-like image with effortless ease.
For sun wear, the aviator is a perennial favorite, and returns in the acetate and metal lines for Spring, with a nod to the 70s and 1980s looks. Plenty of new contemporary details and brand features make them unique, with classic features such as logos and elegant hardware, designed to be displayed, on frame fronts and temples.
Here are the best ways to upgrade your look:
1. Glorious Green
Green is pleasant to wear - it feels fresh and new. It is also flattering for many different skin tones. The designer frame, Zegna EZ5129 fuses a striking square retro shape with a cool combo of green with tortoise. The frame would offer a very elegant way to step into Spring!
2. Clark Kent Inspired “Smart Casual”
Feel confident and smart in the new Zegna EZ5156! This is a thick-rimmed frame with a striking temple design and the Zegna insignia featured on the sides. A frame we’d recommend as a super standout shape!
3. A Sports Influence
Oakley OX8156 / Holbrook RX
Athleisure influences in eyewear are trending – so glasses that look cool on the street as well as for sport will continue to be a great choice for men. The Oakley OX8156 combines large proportions, a trendy crystal coloration and a subtle retro sports energy – we love it for its runway vibe!
4. Retro Renewed
While many of the retro shapes are bold and oversized (1970s and 80s inspired designs), some of the smaller new styles are informed by earlier decades. The Persol 3243V is a good example, a well-proportioned geometric shape that has an intellectual air and beautiful details.
5. A Celebrity Favorite
A-listers and Oscar-winning celebrities are still an influence in eyewear when it comes to really big trends. The geometric shapes in cool colorways such as crystal, tortoise, black and gray have been worn by plenty of male stars in 2022 and still hold sway. Persol 3292V combines some of the best features loved by the celebrity set with its classically inspired look which offers personality and presence.
6. Oversized And Elegant Looks For Sunnies
In sunwear the aviator remains the star of the show. Choose a bold acetate design with refinement and a luxury finish or a fine metal frame with an oversized eye shape. Sunglass colors can be dramatic and nostalgic, with tortoise hues feeling particularly luxurious alongside classy metal tones of silver, gunmetal or gold.