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What Glasses Suit Me: Oblong Face

So often I see men rushing into buy glasses based on the brand or the style without taking the time to understand what suits their face shape. Yes, everyone would like a pair of Ray-Ban wayfarers but they aren’t going to fit every man’s face. Take the time to select frames (spectacles or sunglasses) that suit your face shape specifically and you will start to see the benefit.

Here we are going to highlight key traits for men with an oblong face. Don’t worry I am going to cover all the popular face shapes over time, so keep a lookout for new articles on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Read on to find what glasses suit you.

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An oblong face is longer than it is wide, and typically men will have a longish nose. The key is not to accentuate the length of the face but add depth to it.

Types of Glasses For An Oblong Face

  • To offset the length of your face you want to look for styles of glasses that are taller.
  • Glasses shouldn’t extend past the widest part of your face.
  • Larger frames will make sure your features don’t look too small.
  • Round or square frames are a good choice.

Style Inspiration: Ryan Gosling

ryan gosling jacket and glasses

Final Word

Even if you feel you have found the style to fit your face shape, remember that getting your glasses frames expertly altered will avoid any mistake.

 

Sam Brady is a menswear expert, having worked in or around the field for the past 14 years. He has built up a keen eye for detail when it comes to the production of clothing, and is happy showcasing the craftsmanship of Savile Row and Jermyn St. But he understands the need for an interchangeable modern man's wardrobe that mixes high street and luxury clothing.

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