Now is the time to start putting together your summer accessories. You ladies – with your discriminating sense of style – who want to wow your friends at the beach, will want to be ready with more than one pair of shades with custom sunglasses that declare your unique flair! Here are some places to go on the web to choose from an array of existing styles, and some where you can create your own custom frames.
Nectar and Knockaround are good places to start. Both sites offer a very standard frame in a dazzling array of colors, and Knockabout also has a wire rimmed model. At either site you can mix and match the colors by choosing one color for the front, another for the sides, or choose a more elaborate scheme in multiple colors, especially with the build your own feature at Nectar. They have pastels, translucent plastic, translucent with flecks, tortoise shell, snow leopard, and so forth. Inkhead also offers a wide variety of frames styles, colors, and customization options.
On the other hand, if a variety of different frame styles is what you’re looking for, Oakley Custom is the site for you. They have traditional styles, but also modernistic looking swept back designs as well. They don’t have much in the way of color variation, most everything is in basic black, but they can give you wraparounds, double lenses, or one piece wide lenses. They also offer a wire rimmed model. Their side bars go from the traditional to things that look like something out of Star Wars or Dune.
All of these sites offer models with polarized lenses, which can make a big difference in the amount of protection your eyes get. In fact, why not check out a doctor’s opinion about sun and the eyes, while you’re at it.
Speaking of your eyes, do you like to look at the world through rose colored glasses? Some people do. Or blue. Or green. At both Nectar and Knockaround there is lots of variety in lens tint, and Oakley has a few variations as well.
Crystal Custom will print your message on the lens, and Inkhead will do the same and also let you mix and match different combinations of sidebar and front. Inkhead also has a wide variety of frame styles.
Now what if you want to go further with your custom frames concept and get really radical? Well, as you might guess, there are a number of sites that will enable you to create your sunglasses from scratch, adding your own logo – you can design it yourself – and all your own unique design features. Well, the Custom Sunglass Store will let you put your own image on temple or lens, and also has a variety of styles. But their operation is designed for large runs for promotional purposes, so the set-up costs for an individual pair are going to be pricey.
Have a great summer with your custom frames!