Browline Glasses: A New Retro Look to try in 2017

browline glasses trend 2017

It’s 2017 and we can’t wait to try out new spectacle styles to add some edge to our wardrobes. And this year, one of the hottest trends to look out for is the browline frame.

A classic design that has been the epitome of nerd chic since the late 1940s. Dubbed the eyewear of choice for the intelligentsia in the 1950s, rising to extreme popularity in the 1960s, and revived by the iconic Ray-Ban Clubmaster in the 1980s, this vintage frame has been through the decades.

Today, the look is fully aligned with hipster culture. So if you boycott Starbucks, drink flat whites in independent coffee shops, despise mainstream labels, and only listen to music on vinyl, you need to get your hands on a pair of browline specs right now.

Famously worn by Malcolm X and James Dean, browline glasses are among the most recognizable of eyewear designs of the century. And they look just as great on women as they do on men! If you love this timelessly designed frame, here are 5 styles that we recommend for 2017.

Clubmaster Folding Glasses

The new Ray-Ban RX5334 Clubmaster Folding prescription glasses are a must-have for this year. Not only do they feature a classic shape and designer detailing, but they are also folding so they can be stored away very conveniently.

Folding in half, these frames can be easily placed in your pocket, desk drawer or bag – saving space for those on the go! Available in Matte Black and Shiny Black, these ergonomic frames are simply revolutionary.

ray ban clubmaster glasses

Ray-Ban RX5334 Clubmaster Folding

Budget Browline Specs

The Infinity 2083 browline glasses at £15.00 are a budget option for those who are trying to keep spending to a minimum this New Year.

Made with a stylish black horn-rimmed frame front and featuring metal detailing, these specs are a great dupe of the classic Ray-Ban Clubmaster. Get the look for less and choose from 2 different colours.

Infinity 2083

Infinity 2083

Bold Browline Frames

These extra bold browline glasses BB1502 from Booth & Bruce have incredible retro appeal. Featuring a geometric frame front and and exaggerated silhouette, these glasses will help you stand out from the crowd.

There are 4 super trendy colours to choose from and these prescription frames are available with single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses.

Booth & Bruce Here and Now BB1502

The Wooden Clubmaster Glasses

If you love the classic Clubmaster frame but you want something with a bit more edge, these Ray-Ban RX5154M Clubmaster Wood glasses are a fantastic choice for 2017.

Mixing modern with vintage, these are the perfect unisex specs for hipsters and chic millennials. The Ray-Ban RX5154M Clubmaster Wood glasses comes in three stunning wooden finishes.

Ray-Ban RX5154M Clubmaster Wood

Ray-Ban RX5154M Clubmaster Wood

The Designer Glasses

For designer style, these Burberry BE2224 glasses are right on trend with the latest catwalk looks.

With a faux tortoise shell frame front and a classic Burberry print on the arms, these specs are a label lover’s must-have and they’ll certainly help you stand out from the crowd. Add a touch of runway luxury to your wardrobe and choose from 4 different finishes…

Burberry BE2224

Burberry BE2224


For some super glam inspiration for 2017 take a look at Miu Miu’s AW16 collection.

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