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Men’s Retro Glasses

Men's retro glasses have been showing up more and more lately, as men are experimenting in retro style eyeglass frames.  Retro glasses have a loyal following year after year, and the interest increases or decreases depending on which brands are marketing a retro line. Retro for men could be as simple as the “hint” of a cateye shape, a certain style of tortoise color, or even certain finishes like matte pewter or yellow gold. Certain glasses styles also remind us of the olden times, like a saddle bridge, a shiny gold rimless frame, or a round shape.   All retro glasses for men can be customized with prescription lenses, just like all of our glasses and sunglasses.    Most of our 350 designer eyewear brands feature glasses made with some kind of retro style.

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Men and the Vintage Look

John Lennon Glasses


Most men have a keen sense of style, and can use vintage eyewear and vintage designs as a way to tap into the values of the past, while bringing them into a modern context. “Retro” really means “vintage look”, or dipping back into the past for the elements we admire. Tradition has a powerful lure, and the elder folks command respect and admiration, so eyewear that harkens back to those times also brings its assets to the wearer.


Our Favorite Men’s Retro Brands

We love the Lafont Reedition Collection which brings retro shapes into the modern age. Lafont is famous for its use of color, both in layered combinations, and in the exclusive zyl patterns that literally shimmer in complexity. For round glasses, the Dolomiti Collection has the best and most classic colors, and sizes. Check out the Presidential Collection to see what some of the world’s great female leaders wear when they lead.

The Anglo American Collection has some great classic patterns for women, both in shape and in some beautiful color combinations. Revue Retro frames actually are vintage, if the 1970s and the 1980s can be considered vintage. These style are authentic to that period, but are still pristine and perfect for the current age.


Persol 714 Sunglasses Worn by Steve McQueen