Men’s Eyewear Trends to Watch in 2019

men's eyewear trends to watch 2019

Whether you’re looking for prescription specs or sunglasses, 2019 brings an exciting narrative of shapes, rim styles and lens colours to covet. Get to know the latest eyewear trends for men and hit the refresh button on your new year wardrobe. From fun retro tints and a rimless revival to the cool tortoiseshell throwback, there are so many design stories to choose from. Here are the men’s eyewear trends to look forward to this year.

Tinted Sunglasses

It’s official – tinted shades are back in. They’ve made a colourful return, and the staple hues for men include cool greys, bright or muted blues, deep evergreens, and classic browns. These timeless colours are easy to style throughout the seasons and go with anything in your wardrobe, taking you from casual weekend to formal affair. To make a statement though, experiment with a spectrum of reds and oranges, adding intensity to your outfit in an effortless way.

And whether you opt for retro aviators or iconic wayfarers, the finished look is seriously smart and on-trend…

Tinted Sunglasses Men's Eyewear Trends 2019

Police SPL777N

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Tinted men's sunglasses eyewear trends 2019

Polo Ralph Lauren PH3106

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Round Steampunk Shades

Steampunk has been edging its way back into the fashion world, bit by bit. You’ve probably seen it on the trims of your coat, on the hardware of your leather satchel, or on the intricate designs of a designer belt. Steampunk in 2019 is subtle. It’s worlds away from the fancy dress and the festivals many of link it to.

The men’s steampunk eyewear trend can be interpreted in many ways. Think round lenses, vintage silhouettes, OTT side wings, double nose bars, and lots of metal.

Steampunk sunglasses trend 2019

Carrera CARRERA 5046/S

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Men's steampunk sunglasses trend 2019

Carrera CARRERA 167/S

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Men's steampunk eyewear trend 2019

Marc Jacobs MARC 217/S

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Timeless Tortoiseshell

It’s easy creating a grown-up wardrobe when you have classic designs like tortoiseshell (faux of course). It’s a timeless colour mix that will never go out of style, and adds an instant look of sophistication to your outfit. The perfect transition from work to play, it’s easy to see why it’s a millennial man’s favourite. Looks just as great for prescription specs as it does for your summer shades…

Tortoiseshell eyewear trend 2019

Meridian Bauer

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Men's eyewear trends 2019 - tortoiseshell sunglasses

JOOP Eyewear 87226

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Rimless Specs

Some called it classic. Some called it outdated. But whatever your thoughts on rimless glasses before, things have now shifted. Whether it was your dad, uncle, granddad or elderly neighbour who sported a pair of these in the past, none of that matters now. Because the runways are bringing back rimless, and it’s bigger than ever.

Let’s start with the huge explosion of rimless sunglasses that have totally transformed this time-honoured trend. And for men’s prescription spectacles, it’s all about contemporary lens cuts, lightweight design and industrial chic metals.

Rimless sunglasses trend 2019

Ray-Ban RB3576N

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Vista 8206

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