Posts tagged ‘Gift Ideas’

November 1, 2012

Buying Sunglasses as a Present for a Mother. Tips from Tiffany 2012

Buying a gift for your mother is always a challenge. Many mothers won’t admit what they really want, they don’t want to tell their children to spend any money on their gifts. In retrospect, mother will be very proud with a gift from her son or daughter and always mention the gift to her friends. Getting her sunglasses as a present is a good idea. Not only it will show that you care for how she looks, it will show that you care for her health. When buying sunglasses as a gift for your mom, follow these simple tips:

1. Get conventional shape

You don’t want to play trendy when getting sunglasses for your mom’s gift. Clearly you don’t know what she might like. Unless she specifically pointed to you that she likes that one pair in the store, just get her classy rectangular or oval shaped sunglasses. These Tiffany’s will be a good choice:

Tiffany TF4066

Tiffany TF4066

Tiffany TF4069B

Tiffany TF4069B

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2. Pay attention to details

Today fashion world is mad about minimalism. It even may be something you like to wear. Simple cut, monotone color… Sunglasses for your mom can’t be simple. Remember it is a gift. It will be something she’ll cherish for the rest of her life. Make sure your gift has nice details, crystals, flowers, nice decorations. For example:

Tiffany TF4060B

Tiffany TF4060B

Tiffany TF4059

Tiffany TF4059

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3. Pay attention what she wears today

If you mother already has one or two pairs of sunglasses, even very old ones, take a note of what it is. She may even have her favorite pair that she wears all the time. Depending on how old is your mom, she may have a pair that is from 70’s, even 60’s. Don’t worry, luckily today, you can find a pair from any era. These are inspired by 70’s style:

Tiffany TF4064B

Tiffany TF4064B

Tiffany TF4065B

Tiffany TF4065B

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4. Remember, low key does not mean boring

When you are getting sunglasses for your mom as a gift, while sticking to classic designs as much as possible, you don’t need to be extreme. Sunglasses will look good only when they are updated, current and new in all regards. Of course brand image will play a key role in this. Certain brand names are geared more toward teenagers, such as Marc Jacobs or Ray Ban. Others, more towards mature people. Tiffany is perfect for mature women. Every single pair will be appropriate for your mom.

Tiffany TF4067

Tiffany TF4067

Tiffany TF4058B

Tiffany TF4058B

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5. Trust your feelings

If you see something on the shelf and feel very strongly about it, go for it. In the end it is gift from you for your beloved mom. If you are strongly opinionated and believe your mom needs a pair of aviators, no problem. Or perhaps she is ready for a pair of butterfly shaped sunglasses just trust yourself and get her this. Tiffany ensured that even aviators are classy, elegant and chic.

Tiffany TF3034

Tiffany TF3034

Tiffany TF4061G

Tiffany TF4061G

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6. Packaging is also important

In today’s material world packaging often becomes as important and it’s content. The moment of unwrapping a gift is quite indulging and pleasurefull. But Tiffany took packaging a step further. Their blue box is a true icon. There were countless movies made showing Tiffany blue box with white ribbon. Believe it or not, Tiffany sunglasses packaging is just as awesome as engagement rings. It also has a blue box, shiny blue hard case and silky blue cotton cloth. Packaging alone is worth getting Tiffany’s for a gift.

July 7, 2011

Sunglasses for Big Heads. Tips, Ideas, Styles.

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

E_ARMANI 9698 Dior Homme BLACK TIE 102 glasses Dior Homme BLACK TIE 112 glasses
Armani E_ARMANI 9698 Dior Homme BLACK TIE 102 Dior Homme BLACK TIE 112
Armani E_ARMANI 9618 glasses Prada PR 54IS sunglasses GUCCI 1856 glasses
Armani E_ARMANI 9618 Prada PR 54IS GUCCI 1856

Aviator – Casual Style

GUCCI 1889 glasses BOSS 0284 Prada PS 52GS glasses
GUCCI 1889 Hugo BOSS 0284 Prada PS 52GS
Dior Homme DIOR 0144 glasses Gucci 1956 sunglasses Ray-Ban RB3026 sunglasses
Dior Homme DIOR 0144 Gucci 1956 Ray-Ban RB3026

Shields – Universal Style for All Occassions

D&G DD8039 sunglasses Armani E_ARMANI 9423 sunglasses Prada PS 07HS sunglasses
D&G DD8039 Armani E_ARMANI 9423 Prada PS 07HS
Prada PS 54HS Prada PS 07FS Ray-Ban RB3268
Prada PS 54HS Prada PS 07FS Ray-Ban RB3268

Racing Inspired Style – Military and Tough

Carrera BACK 80 Carrera Easyrider Armani E_ARMANI 9695 glasses
Carrera BACK 80’s Carrera Easyrider Armani E_ARMANI 9695
Prada PR 61LS Dior Homme BLACK TIE 109 GUCCI 1934 sunglasses
Prada PR 61LS Dior Homme BLACK TIE 109 GUCCI 1934