The Best Glasses Frames For Men And Women In 2020

30th Mar

Glasses frames have never been so on-trend. No longer merely considered a corrective measure, an aid to adequate vision and basic daily functioning, eyewear frames are now looked upon as an outfit’s finishing touch, a statement even, with the ability to instantly liven up your appearance. Regardless of your optical needs, glasses are as much about how you look and feel as how you actually see. This naturally gives rise to various new boutique opticians and the options that like to offer their customers, giving them the choice of the biggest names in fashion.

Sourcing the perfect range of wholesale glasses frames for men and women is no easy task. Whilst many new lines of UK eyewear are inspired by timeless designs others are based on practicality and purpose. Thankfully, we have collated varied premium collections from many diverse designers, meaning we will surely have something you would be proud to offer all your customers.

First things first though…

Frames For All Face Shapes

As you will no doubt be aware, different eyewear frames suit different people have their own thoughts on the varied styles out there. Therefore, it is important to stock a wide enough and diverse enough range of wholesale frames to cater for this. However, some of the rules people seem to cling to can be quite restrictive and we think it’s time to break the mould. For instance people often have a set idea of what suits them already, based on outdated rules and stereotypes. A common example of the generalisations people make include that heart shapes should attempt to minimise the top of the face to widen the chin, rectangular frames will add width (so avoid if you have a broad face); for sharp jawlines and cheekbones, a round pair of frames can soften your look, and for circular faces with soft features, an angular pair will likely balance you out… and so on. In truth, rules like these can be quite limiting.  As long as you stock enough shapes, styles and materials, rather than catering for specific face shapes, there will be something for everyone.

Plastic, Acetate, Metal….

Here are some of the most common material types for wholesale frames in 2020 and the features/aesthetics they offer.

Acetate

The most common material for UK eyewear is acetate. This is a high-quality plastic originating from the renewable resources of wood pulp and natural cotton fibres. Acetate retains colour brightness beautifully over time because its hue is embedded in the material rather than added later. Different colours of melted acetate can be combined and beautiful colour combinations can be created.

Nylon

Nylon is mostly used for cheap sunglasses. It is strong, lightweight and flexible, but can become brittle with age. 

TR90 Nylon

TR90 was produced through Swiss technology. It is a thermoplastic material that is incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight. They can bend under pressure and contour your face. TR90 glasses are also extremely lightweight too.

Titanium

Titanium is extremely durable. Titanium eyewear frames can be bent and twisted and return to its original form. The quality of these frames is durable and reliable for heavy use. People who opt for titanium frames also do not have to be bothered about delicately handling them as they Compared to regular metal, titanium is one of the lightest and most preferred materials used in the manufacturing of eyewear frames. They can be easily worn with comfort whilst playing sport games, jogging or running. No special maintenance required for these frames.

Flexon

Flexon is a titanium alloy made of roughly 50% titanium and 50% nickel. These frames are made of memory metal and are extremely flexible. They can be twisted or bent and still return to their original shape. This makes memory metal frames great for children or anyone who wears their glasses harshly.

Beta titanium

This is an alloy of predominantly titanium, with small amounts of aluminium and vanadium. These other metals in the alloy make beta titanium more flexible than 100% titanium for easier fitting adjustments. Beta titanium has memory features and is mostly used in high-quality designer frames. Due to it toughness and low weight, it can be used to create thick looking frame fronts as well as ultra-thin eyewear temples..

Stainless steel

Stainless steel frames (and surgical stainless) are an alternative to titanium. Stainless steel frames are lightweight, low toxicity and strong. Many of our stainless steel wholesale frames also are nickel-free and therefore hypoallergenic. Stainless steel is readily available and reasonably priced.

Aluminium

Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust! It makes for a lightweight option for UK eyewear. It is also the most widely used non-ferrous metal in the world and highly corrosion-resistant, soft, and durable.

Aluminium is also 100 percent recyclable but can bend and be slightly less durable than other materials.

A combination of materials is common.

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