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65 Raymond Road
(across from REI)
West Hartford, CT 06107
Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM Sunday 12PM-6PM
Brian Mann, OD PC
Independent Doctor of Optometry
Call (203) 557-8440 to schedule an eye exam
The hottest trend in 2014, 2015 and beyond is the heavy, plastic frame style (check out Anglo American for Men). Not every man can pull this off thought. If you have been wearing glasses for a long time, give it a try. If you have never worn glasses before, you may want to start with something a little more innocuous.
There is a huge variety in rimless frames for men now, since most manufacturers have some rimless frames in their collection. The rimless look is more about precision, clarity, and openness. If you are very well groomed and especially cleanly shaven, the rimless frame adds to the sense of perfection. Think Donald Rumsfeld (the look, not the politics), and you will see how men of power and in the limelight use rimless eyeglasses to craft that look.
Most of the major designer brands now offer a selection of mens frames, or unisex frames. The big designers do men's frames in layered colors (plastics), or in different shades of grey (rimless and metal frames).
Some men have difficulty finding frames that are large enough to do the job without pinching on the temples. You can search for large frames by size using our advanced search, or we recommend the XXL brand and also US Army glasses brand. Also, the most popular big eyeglass frame of all time it the Jonathan frame.