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Classic Sunglasses for a Blockhead
January 23, 2013 10:48 AM   Subscribe

I'm a guy looking for sunglasses, no vision correction necessary. I like the sort of mid-century modern frames of a Warby Parker or a Classic Specs but, after try on programs from both, I'm discovering that just about all their frames are too small for my enormous head. Help?

In my latest try on from Classic Specs, these Dickies were still sort of bulging out at the sides (they measure 53-19-145). My rough measurements of my own face suggest the bridge is probably fine (my nose fits fine in the glasses), but the lens width is really at issue. I'd like, ultimately, to get frames that look sort of circular like those do, in a tortoise shell or other brown shade, similarly styled, for around 100 bucks. Recommendations?
posted by Apropos of Something to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Shuron makes some large frames. I've linked the "Freeway" style here, which is basically the main influence on a lot of Warby Parker frames. Also the Ronsir, which is Freeway-ish but with a wire and plastic frame. The Freeway is available in a 54 lens.

You can order direct from Shuron if you can't special order them locally. They are very helpful.
posted by Frowner at 11:01 AM on January 23, 2013


Ray-Ban Wayfarers come in different sizes and widths. Have you tried them? I don't have a particularly big head, but all the Warby Parker sunglasses I've tried on have been too small for my face. I have Wayfarers in a few different sizes, some of which are even too big for my face.
posted by The World Famous at 11:08 AM on January 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


have you tried Moscot?
posted by JPD at 11:28 AM on January 23, 2013


My boyfriend's brother bought some eyeglasses from the (don't laugh!) Randy Jackson line after discovering all the other frames he tried on were too small for his giant head.
posted by jabes at 11:41 AM on January 23, 2013


And then, there's Fatheadz Eyewear.

You're welcome.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:56 AM on January 23, 2013


My husband has luck searching for sunglasses that come in Asian fit.
posted by galvanized unicorn at 2:15 PM on January 23, 2013


I have a big head and I love the fit and quality of the polarized Ray-Ban sunglasses I get at Costco.
posted by Dansaman at 3:24 PM on January 23, 2013


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