As accessories stake their claim in the optical world, they are also becoming an essential element in the male eyeglass wardrobe. And the options are growing. Men are no longer limited to a black or brown slip-in case. Cases are offered in contemporary colors with rich finishes and in an abundance of designs… with lots of bells and whistles— making for a handsome and functional wardrobe addition.

Clockwise from bottom left: CAPETOWN 074062000, two-tone hard case with snap, from Hilco; RUGGED 22SPRAY, flip-top case, from Accessories by Ron’s Optical; Zipper/Key Pouch WN-0418JM#1 from Astucci U.S.; GOVERNOR with stitching from LBI; HARD CASE S125 from New York Eye/A Hart Specialties Company

• Slim, sleek lines, pocketable designs—no bulk
• Classic colors—black, brown, beige, gray with an occasional blue, burgundy, forest or moss green
• Functional, easy-to-use features— snap closures, flips tops, zippers, belt loops, separate pocket for a clip-on, a space for a pen
• Subtle, elegant textures and accents