Originally Posted by shipbroker
What would you recommend for a young guy working in a relatively casual office. Mostly
Dress shirts and trousers with brown loafers on. I'm a portly fella with a round face and I've been told drama with sharp rectangles would help define my face. Brown skin tone but I would like a tortoise shell color maybe a darker one? Please advise. I'm based in Singapore unfortunately and only mass market or no names are available at brick and mortar stores. Had ray ban wayfarers made into prescription glasses but they kept sliding off due to the weight and since they got bent out of shape (am hard on glasses) the problem got worse. They also looked kinda goofy on me. I hear TR90 is a light and strong but am not too sure how to identify them in the stores.
In general, Wayfarers are terrible for RX. First off, they are difficult to adjust (not impossible but difficult) and they just don't sit properly for an RX. In terms of what you are looking for, you are bang on, you should be looking for squareish shapes and in terms of color, it is limitless. Don't think that you should be confined to tortoises only, nowadays there are lighter browns coming our as well as 2 tones. Even a black and crystall 2 tone would probably look good.
TR90 can be identified by how well it bends, the finish, the paint, the print, the hinges, the pad arms...BUT, for the layman, just ask the dispenser. It will save you a lot of time and effort to research it.