Fashion eyewear trends 2
The eye is round so it is no wonder that the first spectacles in the developing world would naturally be round in shape. Keeping them perched on ones nose was not an easy balancing act until Edward Scarlett a London optician developed temple arms in the 18th Century and we begin to see the shape and form of the glasses that we see today.I wonder how the person wearing the glasses in the early years dealt with the cosmetic side of what fast became a sign of age. There was not the plethora of styles and shapes that we have now and many spectacles were held on with leather straps and later with basic metals. Well lets look at what they might have worn if todays shapes and styles had been available then.
If you have a round face then you need to look at a shape that will enhance the width of the face at the temples giving a narrowing effect towards the jaw, an example of this type of frame is our unisex German designed Woody reading glasses. Oval faces would be complemented by a slightly kitten shape for ladies. Our Marlene reading glasses would be perfect. For gentlemen our Montreaux from swiss designer Montana would be very acceptable.
We started off talking about round eyes and the round shape is perfect for a slim face which would suffer dreadfully from a large frame. Take a look at the doktors from I need you, the #A from see-concept and the fabulous Apro Alla Musa from Apro spectacles hand made in Naples. I suspect Groucho Marx would have worn a pair.
To finish with a little known fact- Napoleon wore Scissor glasses.
Ciao for now!