The Return of Metal Frames

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For a trend that was once considered the domain of the much-maligned Brooklyn hipster, it comes as a bit of a shock to realize that big chunky plastic frames have dominated the eyewear fashion game for close to a decade now. Once seen as bulky and ironic, plastic glasses have become simply commonplace, to the point where their style impact feels rote rather than revolutionary.

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And while acetate glasses are still very much in vogue, over the past few months the styles have gotten a little narrower, a little less retro, and a little more minimalist in general. It’s a clear reflection of our growing desire to pare down, tidy up, and appreciate what we have.

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Metal frames need not be just a polished, professional semi-rimless style that fades into the background. And that’s where the new breed of metal frames comes in, offering a similar range of fun shapes and inventive colors as their plastic counterparts, but with a cleaner and more streamlined finish.

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Metal frames also tend to carry added features that improve their overall fit and function, making them a more multifaceted and essential accessory – features like flexible spring hinges and adjustable pads so that all shapes and sizes can find a slip-free fit.

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So get back to basics with the new minimalist metallics.

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