Photographed by Stephen Mark Sullivan

Lightweight and modern, metal is the material of choice for those who want a frame to wear with anything and everything. Color isn’t off the table when choosing a metal frame, but with gold and silver being the two most common options, lens shape and size are the big differentiators when choosing a style. Although the difference between an oversized aviator and a small rectangular style is very apparent, even small tweaks in proportions and shape can make a difference in whether a frame looks good on the wearer. Although the look may be minimal, the choices are not.

–Iris Johnson