eyebob's Fit Guide
Welcome lovers of bold eyewear. If you’re here, it’s likely that you’re looking to avoid ill-fitting frames and we’re happy you made it because this leg of the eyewear journey isn’t always the easiest to navigate on your own.
Similar to shoes, wedding bands, and fancy brimmed hats, the wrong fit just won’t work. So let’s stay focused on the two most important factors in finding the ideal frames: personal style and proper fit.
Finding the right fit has a lot to do with the size of your head and the space between your eyes. If a frame is feeling loose and falls off of your nose, they are probably too wide. If they’re feeling too tight, then they are too narrow. Either way, you may be dealing with the wrong frame size and should choose frames that fit.
We’re not in the market of cramping your style. However, if your frames end up being wider than your face, sitting high above your brow line, or if the bridge isn’t a match for the arch of your nose, then you may need a different frame. Why? Because without a properly fitting pair of specs that sit comfortably on your face, you won’t wear them no matter how much you love them.
Wide frames start at 140mm and go up from there.
Kvetcher | Color 19
Eleanor | Color 19
Average frames measure between 131mm-139mm
TV Party | Color 59
Merry Prankster | Color 01
The most important aspect of choosing the correct frame shape is that you’re undeniably in love with them. The second most important consideration is that your glasses compliment your natural-born face shape. If you have more angular features, round, organic shapes will suit you well. If you’re working with more rounded features, rectangular-shaped frames will likely get you the compliments you deserve. If your face shape sits somewhere squarely in-between (and many faces do), then you’ve been cursed with looking good in potentially everything.
It’s all about striking the balance beween what your mama gave you and what makes you feel the most you you ever have. Remember, confidence will always give you what mother nature didn’t. Now, let us introduce you to all the shapes you need to know.
Championed by Marylin Monroe, the sassy librarian look is perfect for anyone looking to bring a slight lift to their look and a little ‘rawrrrr’ to their cheekbone area.
Merry Prankster | Color 21
The most versatile of the frame shapes, when you go rectangular you really can’t go wrong. These are just eyewear facts and that’s all we have to say about that.
On Board | Color 59
For those looking to flaunt how well-read they really are, these frames don’t let the top frame or bottom frame get in the way of their reading material. Sometimes topless, sometimes bottomless, always smart.
What Inheritance? | Color 13
Round frames are where playful meets sophisticated. Go bold with them or barely-there, round frames particularly compliment those with prominent cheekbones and jawlines.
Board Stiff | Color 50
Indeed, it is hip to be square. Like rectangular frames, square frames also compliment most face shapes and casually tell the world that you’re an expert on something very odd and very specific without having to say much.
Boardroom | Color 59
Well-fitting eyewear isn’t all about the eyes. When you venture into the world of finding the perfect fit, kindly mind the gap. Bridge size refers to the distance between the lenses of your frame, i.e., the part of the frame that sits directly above your nose. A proper-fitting bridge size will sit not too high, not too low, but just right on your face.
A great option for those with low nose bridges or those who just like things to stay put, adjustable nose pads offer up a snug fit and make sure your glasses stay where they belong (upon your face towards the eyes, in case you were wondering). Multi-focal lenses and high-prescription patrons tend to be especially fond of these magical little instruments for keeping your lenses in your line of sight.
Motherboard | Color 45
If you’re unfamiliar, a keyhole bridge in the eyeglasses world is like a regular bridge but fancy and is aptly named after its doppelganger: the keyhole. Often times the keyhole bridge is thoughtfully designed not only as a decorative feature but also as a way to make sure your glasses won’t leave ghastly marks on your face. This is all thanks to the keyhole design moving the pressure from the top of your nose to the sides. Next time you see a more intricate bridge, aka keyhole bridge, you’ll know the fashion is on, and the pressure’s off.
Boardroom | Color 59
Like a horse’s saddle, a saddle bridge is designed to distribute the weight of the frames evenly over the top and sides of the nose. Yes, your nose is the horse in this scenario. And much like the horse, a saddle bridge is universally loved. How can you know if your saddle bridge isn’t a good fit? Be mindful of any space between the top of your nose and the bottom of the bridge. If this is the case, the bridge is too small. If you find your saddle frequently sliding south, then the bridge is too wide.
Not Tonight I Color 01