Frame Your Face:
Men’s Glasses
for Every

Face it, you’re no block head. Well, unless you are. But finding the right glasses to fit your man-sized face shape can be confusing if you don’t know what to look for. And when you’re looking at a wall of frames or flipping through them online, it’s normal to have more questions than answers. Is your manly face too thin for thick-rimmed frames? Too round for round frames? And what’s with all the circles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, and geometric-shaped frames? You just want a great pair of glasses, not a lesson in geometry. Thankfully, we’ve made it our business to get all up in yours. Let’s dive headfirst into the fabulous world of men’s glasses to help you figure out what frames fit your face shape best. But first, you need to know what kind of noggin you’re working with.

Find Your Face Shape

Find Your Face Shape

We know you have a great head on your shoulders. That’s not the issue here — the shape of it is. You don’t want to buy a pair of glasses that look great on the shelf and horrible on that fine face of yours. And since we’re not all Charlie Brown-looking characters over here, our faces come in all sorts of fancy shapes — round, heart, oval, rectangular, and triangular and diamond. Even though you look at it in the mirror every day, it can be difficult to know what your face shape is just by looking at it. It’s time to figure it out once and for all.

Here’s how to determine your face shape.

Here’s how to determine your face shape.

Go to the Tape

For this job, we first need some manly tools. No, no, put down those power tools. We’re talking about a flexible measuring tape here. If you don’t have one, cut out a strip of paper to use. You can measure it out later.

Pull Your Hair Back

If you have long, luscious locks like a romance novel cover model, you need to put the damsel down for a second and move your hair back from your face if it’s in the way.

Check Your Measurements

With your flexible tape measure or piece of paper ready to go, take a few key measurements of your face. Here’s the most accurate way to do it:

Forehead Width

This is your time to shine, Count von Count. Measure across your forehead from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the peak of the other. 1..2..3..inches...muah..ha..ha...

Cheekbone Width

We’re getting cheeky, now. Quite literally. Measure across your cheekbones, starting at the pointiest part of one cheekbone and ending at the pointiest part of the other.

Jawline Width

We don’t care if you have a jaw like Beavis or look like Popeye — but your frames do. To see what you’re working with, measure from the tip of your chin to the point below your ear where your jaw angles upward. Double this measurement because you're only measuring half of your jawline.

Face Length

Measure from the center of your hairline (where your hair meets your forehead) to the tip of your chin. If you’re a sexy bald man, take your best guess at where your hair once grew like lush, flowing locks you had to absolutely see to believe because it was truly amazing — we’re sure.

Judge Your Face. Then Fancy It Up.

Judge Your Face. Then Fancy It Up.

With your face measurements all figured out and in hand, it’s time to analyze your look and find the frames that will look the best on it.

Round Face

For you round-facers out there, your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline will all be approximately equal in width. Well aren’t you special? Bet it now suddenly makes sense why everyone used to call you cue ball while growing up, huh?

Since you have this perfectly spherical face, you might want to go for frames with more angles or unique frames to provide more balance. Just don’t go for round frames. Seriously, less is more here. We suggest the Chutzpah’d, Peckerhead, or Signal Fire to heat things up.

Heart-Shaped Face

We’re forever in love with the heart-shaped faces. We’re talking those with a wider forehead that narrows down to a pointed chin, and with those perfectly prominent cheekbones. Ahh, so dreamy.

Go for a wider frame here in more of a rectangular, half-rim, or semi-rimless style — or even go bold with some men's oversized reading frames. Styles like What Inheritance?, Vice Chair, and Large and In Charge help balance out your wider forehead and bring attention to that lovable face instead.

Square Face

Look at the L 7 over here. While you’re definitely not square, your head is. This means your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are nearly equal in width, and you have a strong, angular jawline. YES, DRILL SERGEANT!

Oval and round frames are your friends here. They’ll juxtapose your cube-like melon with some softer lines that frame your face nicely. Go for a TV Party, get Waylaid, or grab some Old Money for a rich look that with definitely steal a few stares.

Oval Face

With your face longer than it is wide, and a forehead and jawline with a gentle curve, you just made yourself an official member of the Oval Face club. Welcome! In addition to being able to roll yourself down a hill nicely, you’ll also find many great specs for that face. Bold shapes, colors and textures will bring balance to that eggy face of yours.

Look extra smart and pick up a pair of Wisecrackers, Guy Normis, or Space Opera for an out-of-this world look that has you hitting all the fashion high notes.

Rectangular Face

Look at you all looking like the best Lego brick in the box. With your face length longer than the width of your cheekbones, and your forehead and jawline straighter, your rectangular face is a real winner in our book (of business).

Take that perfect four-cornered head of yours straight to our oval or round frames. Frames with these rounder edges will help soften your more angular yet lovely look. Bet Your Bottom and Board Stiff are Clearly... the safest best here for you.

Triangular or Diamond-Shaped Face

With your narrow forehead, wider cheekbones, and a pointed chin, you’re a real diamond in the scruff. Let’s polish you up real nice with a pair of round frames that make your look shine. Choose Case Closed, Total Wit, and Master Pieces for tip-top style across all your pointy tipped features. Now go twinkle, twinkle, our little star.

Shape up. We’ll ship out.

Shape up. We’ll ship out.

You’re at eyebobs. So we know you already know you have great taste. And now that you have all your face-shaped questions answered, we just need to elevate your look with the perfect men’s sunglasses or reading glasses for your face. Visit your closest eyebobs location, or shop our best sellers, to get ready to live dangerously. Dangerously sexy, that is.