Mix it up. Monel, titanium, beta titanium, stainless steel, aluminum and memory metals are eyewear’s main metals. Add plastic as a front, bridge, temples or as a decorative accent. Mix and master lightweight comfort and partner it with bold style.

Photographed by Ned Matura
From top: ED HARDY EHO710 from Revolution Eyewear; COLE HAAN CH918 from ClearVision Optical; AMBIGUE from Lafont; NORMA KAMALI 7291 from Avalon Eyewear; VALERIE SPENCER 9170 from New York Eye/A Hart Specialties Company

     More about Plastic
The most popular plastic used for eyeglass frames; also called zylonite or cellulose acetate.

Nylon-based plastic that’s strong, flexible, lightweight and hypoallergenic.

Nylon Blends
Polyamide, co-polyamide and grilamid: strong, lightweight, flexible and durable.