by Jamie Bartlett

 

HOW TO CHOOSE GLASSES.

 

So you're trying to find glasses that will suit you?

But choosing the perfect frame feels a little daunting.

 

Luckily, we’ve made you this guide to help you make a more informed decision.

Following our pointers below on how to choose your glasses will hopefully emphasise your personal attributes and individual features.

Based on your hair colour and skin complexion, we can hopefully help you find the perfect pair of spectacles.

 

Worn for at least 12 hours a day, your choice of spectacles will play a large role in your perception.

At best, your glasses frame will become part of your identity.

That's why our frames are understated, simple and quiet.

They give room for you to be… you.

 

 

Select Your Hair Colour

Ginger | Blonde | Brown | Grey | No Hair

Select Your Skin Tone

Light skin | Medium skin | Deep skin

 

 

HOW TO CHOOSE GLASSES FOR YOUR HAIR COLOUR

 

GINGER:Opt for neutral coloured frames. You probably know this by now but your hair is strong. Let it do the talking.

Keep things simple with our grey and black acetates. These are the ones for you.
To be safe, avoid strongly coloured frames.

AUBURN:Opt for neutral coloured frames. Whilst your hair is isn't all-out ginger, you'll want to avoid clashing with your gingery hues.

Go monochrome with our grey and black acetates. These are the ones for you. Avoid strongly coloured frames.

 

    Image of ginger haired man.

     

     



    BLONDE

    Your blonde hair means you want a darker off-set. Contrasting your light hair with darker acetates is good option for you. Try out our darker acetates for a safe bet.

    For an alternative look, our blue acetate gives that Scandinavian aesthetic.

    Dark blondes qualify for a tortoise or black acetate frame.


     

      Image of female with blonde hair, wearing Banton Frameworks spectacles.

       

       



      BROWN

      For you, we recommend the tortoise or black acetate.

      The honey tones and amber of tortoise will marry nicely with your warm hues.

      For the more reserved, our black acetate is a safe bet. Neutral and bold, it's a good match.

      Grey acetate can work for those with dark brown hair. Light hair and grey acetate can end up washing you out.


       

        Image of male with brown hair, wearing Banton Frameworks spectacles.

         

         



        GREY

        With your monochrome hair, you have rule of the roost. Embrace your neutrality and run free.

        Consider matching your frame colour with your eyes.

        With so much scope for frame colour, you can be more playful with your frame colour. Scroll down to skin tones for further suggestions.


         

          Image of male with grey hair.

           

           





          NO HAIR

          Your face shape is going to play a large role in your frame decision. With one less thing to think about, focus on your skin tones and face shape to make the best choice.

           


           

            Image of female with no hair.

             

             

             

             

            HOW TO CHOOSE GLASSES FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

             

            Men's spectacle frames, made by Banton Frameworks in the UK.


            LIGHT SKIN & WARM TONES

            You have a pale complexion but are able to tan. Your warm tones are best suited to darker, warmer tones such as our tortoise or black acetate.

            Tortoise offers a warmer option for those with light skin. A worthy consideration if you are looking for something classic.

            Plain black acetate can be a great choice to contrast your light skin. Our frames are currently offered with a matt finish. This reduces the risk of starkness.


             

               

               

              Women's spectacle frames, made by Banton Frameworks in the UK.

              LIGHT SKIN & COOL TONES

              Your pale complexion has cold tones of blue and pink. In the UK, this is a common skin type and works best with mid to dark acetates.

              Tortoise will work well for you, bringing warmth to your cooler tones.

              Black acetate is a good option for those with very pale skin with dark hair. The matt finish on our frames won’t be too harsh on your face.

              Pale skin and blonde hair can work very well with blue acetate. If you fancy being more adventurous with your frame colour, blue acetate will give you that Scandinavian look.


               

                 

                 

                Men's spectacle frames, made by Banton Frameworks in the UK.

                MEDIUM SKIN & WARM TONES

                Right in the middle, your medium skin tones gives you a large scope. You have a great deal of choice when it comes to selecting your frame colour. Dark to neutral acetates will work well for you.

                The lightest option for you would be our grey acetate. It's neutral translucency is an elegant option for those with warm skin tones.

                Black acetate is will marry nicely and offer a stronger look than grey. For large frames this is a good way to go if you want to be bold with your glasses choice.

                With flecks of amber and yellow, our tortoise acetate will bring emphasise your skins warmth. A classic acetate that will never go out of fashion.


                 

                   

                   

                  Women's spectacle frames, made by Banton Frameworks in the UK.


                  MEDIUM SKIN & COOL TONES

                  Our blue acetate is a more colourful choice for your skin type. Your cooler, mid-tone skin allows you to be more adventurous. Blue acetate will work well here.

                  Once more, our grey acetate is the lightest, neutral option for you. It helps if you have darker hair if you are choosing this acetate.

                  For a warmer look, our tortoise acetate is a good way to contrast your cooler tones. With a medium skin, tortoise will add warmth via your spectacles.


                   

                     

                     

                    Men's spectacle frames, made by Banton Frameworks in the UK.

                    DEEP SKIN & WARM TONES

                    With your deep skin and warm undertones, it's a good idea to work with darker acetates. Ideally, you'll want to emphasize your golden hues so here's the best acetates for you.

                    Versatile and classic, tortoise is a great go-to with deep skin tones. Depending on your style, this acetate can work well with your warmer pallete.

                    Plain and simple, our matt black acetate is an obvious choice. This acetate is less bold on deep skin tones, making this a great acetate if you want to keep things neutral.

                    Go for a lighter option with our grey acetate. The semi translucency of this acetate will bring contrasting but monochrome tones. A great choice for those with very deep coloured skin.


                     

                       

                      Men's spectacle frames, made by Banton Frameworks in the UK.


                      DEEP SKIN & COOL TONES

                      Cooler tones with deep skin asks for neutral acetates. Avoid colours that will dull your skin such as tortoise. We recommend you opt for our neutral acetates.

                      Go for a lighter option with our grey acetate. The semi transluscency of this acetate will bring contrasting but monochrome tones. A great choice for those with very deep colured skin.
                      Bold and brave, our matt black acetate is an obvious choice. Less stark on deep skin tones, this is a great acetate to keep things neutral.

                       

                         



                        @jacobstory   |   For me, there’s nothing worse than frame fatigue; when you’ve tried on tens of glasses and everything stops making sense.
                        I’m sure everyone who wears glasses has experienced the pressure when choosing a new pair of glasses. There’s few items of clothing or accessories you’ll be wearing more.
                        I’ve been wearing glasses for 17 years, and it’s crazy to think that I’ve never been given any advice on colours or frame types that might suit my complexion or hair.
                        A guide like this is certainly helpful if you're looking to get a new spectacle frame.

                         

                         

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