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Stylish shades of man’s personality

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jun 24, 2011 01:11 IST
Surabhi Chauhan
Surabhi Chauhan
Hindustan Times
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If you think sunglasses style are just about following the latest trends, think again. Besides protecting the eyes against harmful UV rays, they are an important fashion accessory for men. Pop psychologists says that the kind of sunglasses a guy wears says a lot about his personality.

“Fashion is about the expression of an individual’s personality through their style choices. From the bold diamond studded sunglasses to classic black wayfarers, whichever style a guy chooses to wear tells us about his personality, preferences and sensibilities” says stylist Rin Jajo. Hence, men’s personality is revealed through the shades that they choose to wear. Men’s fashion stylist, Rin Jajo, and marketing head for Luxottica India, Amitabh Sehdev give us their expert views on types of sunglasses and the personality type that they represent.

Thick rimmed shades

What it says: “A guy who wears thick rimmed sunglasses are fashion forward, confident and extroverts. They have a taste for expensive things and are not afraid to flaunt. The Tom Ford sunglasses seen on Brad Pitt are often seen on the red carpet” says Rin Jajo.

Classic Aviators

What it says: “These are an evergreen sunglass, sported by confident men who are looking for a smart accessory to enhance their personality and reflect their unique and individual character,” says Amitabh Sehdev.

Clean and discreet

What it says: “They are often chosen by men who exude classic style and sophistication." says Sehdev. The wearer usually doesn’t follow any strict rules of trends and believes in evergreen cool factor like that of Bob Dylan and John F Kennedy.

Thick rimmed shades

What it says: “A guy who wears thick rimmed sunglasses are fashion forward, confident and extroverts. They have a taste for expensive things and are not afraid to flaunt. The Tom Ford sunglasses seen on Brad Pitt are often seen on the red carpet” says Rin Jajo

Updated retro

What it says: “Vintage inspired sunglasses with coloured lenses appeal to men with a daring fashion sense. They are original, like to stand out and experiment with fashion. Johnny Depp’s distinct style is complemented by the slightly quirky sunglasses,” says Jajo'

Functional and sporty

What it says: “This style is usually worn by
performance focused sportsmen, as they offer comfort and protection. Men who wear these are the type who are practical and are not fussy about what they wear,” says Jajo