Many men find it challenging to chose a nice pair of sunglasses because they have a big head. Are you one of them? Don’t worry, everyone has their own problem and while it’s true many optical stores don’t offer wide selection of glasses for big heads necessarily it does not mean that people with average sized or small heads have large choices. Finding glasses is not like finding shoes. Nose bridge, cheek bones, ear positioning, face shape – all adds their own layer of complexity to finding right glasses. In this post we would like to offer tips to finding glasses for big heads. And offer some nice styles to chose from.
How big is big?
Ok, first let’s see what would be considered “big head”. If to look through majority of designer sunglasses offered for sale today, size over 142 mm in width would be big. In addition, lens over 64 mm and bridge 18 mm or more would qualify as big.
|Frame width 146mm +||Lens width 64mm +||Bridge width 18mm +|
How to know your size?
Take a ruler, ideally plastic that can bend a bit and measure your head from one temple to another. Keep in mind that glasses normally extend a few cm on the side. If you have a pair of sunglasses that fit, it is easier to take measurements from it following the pictures above. If you are lucky you will find some measurements printed on the side of the temple of your glasses. Today, most of the glasses specify lens width, bridge width and temple length. Writing will be something like this: 63 x 17 136. First two numbers are lens and bridge width. The last number is temple length. Temple size is of less concern as it is usually made in proportion and if too large can stick out a bit – it’s normal. Just make sure you don’t assume that 136 is frame width, it’s not. Frame width needs to be calculated: 2 x Lens width + Bridge width. So, in our example: 63 x 2 + 17 = 143 mm.
Glasses styles for big head
Many styles will fit. You are lucky this year because trend is actually toward bigger sunglasses, so choices are huge. Some men like rectangular sunglasses, especially if they have a very round head. Square glasses will balance it out. All time classics aviators will also fit many face shapes and very big heads. They are already made very large by design and will cover the eye from all directions. Just keep in mind that aviator glasses were initially made for sport, so even now when there are many variations of the shape, aviators tend to look more casual than rectangular glasses. I personally really like shield shape on big head men. Shields wrap around the face in front adding some trendiness to the look. There are also shields with combination of aviator drop shape – good option for stylish men. This year you will find nice Dior Homme and Gucci sunglasses inspired by Carrera style – two lenses that blend on the bridge. This is a true military look. Check our suggestions.
Rectangular – Business Style
|Armani E_ARMANI 9698||Dior Homme BLACK TIE 102||Dior Homme BLACK TIE 112|
|Armani E_ARMANI 9618||Prada PR 54IS||GUCCI 1856|
Aviator – Casual Style
|GUCCI 1889||Hugo BOSS 0284||Prada PS 52GS|
|Dior Homme DIOR 0144||Gucci 1956||Ray-Ban RB3026|
Shields – Universal Style for All Occassions
|D&G DD8039||Armani E_ARMANI 9423||Prada PS 07HS|
|Prada PS 54HS||Prada PS 07FS||Ray-Ban RB3268|
Racing Inspired Style – Military and Tough
|Carrera BACK 80’s||Carrera Easyrider||Armani E_ARMANI 9695|
|Prada PR 61LS||Dior Homme BLACK TIE 109||GUCCI 1934|