I’ve worn glasses for the past decade. Aside from admitting that I needed vision correction, the most difficult part of the process was finding the best frames.
When I first got glasses, I selected a pair of lightweight frames. Although they were stylish and felt comfortable, I soon discovered that they were not durable. I spent the next few months going back and forth to the optician to have him fix broken nose pads, reinstall lenses, and repair broken hinges.
Because of that experience, I decided to buy some sturdier frames. I settled on a very expensive pair of designer frames. These frames could withstand anything I threw at them. I dropped them. Stepped on them. I even lost them behind my couch for nearly a week. They never broke or even got a scratch on them. The only problem with the frames was that they were so heavy. It felt as it my ears and nose were training for a weightlifting competition. I had to remove my glasses several times a day to get some relief.
Over the years, I went through many other types of frames—plastic, metal, composite—trying to find the perfect pair. None of them had the right combination of comfort, style, and durability. Fortunately, I discovered Flexon frames by Marchon.
Since its launch in 1988, Flexon has changed the world of eyewear with its unique attributes, utilizing Japanese materials and technology. Flexon frames are lighter, stronger and more comfortable than any of the previous frames I tried (and I tried a lot).
Flexon has two major lines of frames for men that offer a wide range of styles, from classic to contemporary.
The Icon Series is the benchmark against all other similar styles and remains the iconic and original line of frames for the brand. The unique technical features create a remarkably durable frame that fits the demanding needs of men with active lifestyles. If you are looking for strong, flexible frames with classic styling that is subtle and elegant, these are the ones for you.
The Evolution Series is a bit more modern and incorporates elements of high-end industrial design. This series includes Parallel Universe (Two streamlined, Flexon bars run alongside one another creating a framework that represents both strength and structure); Laser Precision (The laser process cuts fine diagonal lines along the temples dark matte surface revealing the lighter base color underneath); Pivotal Force (The temple mimics the movement of a lever as it pivots around the axis point and interlocks with the open end-piece construction)
I tried on the following three frames from the Evolution Series because they were more aligned with my personal style: Laser Precision 1026 in Matte Black Gun, Pivotal Force 1050 in Satin Palladium, Laser Precision 1025 in Matte Black Silver
Although I liked different aspects of each frame, I could only pick one. I’ll reveal my final selection in the next post – The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Men’s Health. In the meantime, you can share your thoughts in the comments section. Which frames should I choose?
Frederick J. Goodall is the Editor-in-Chief of Mocha Man Style, media spokesperson, event host, photographer, and a top social media influencer in Houston, TX. He likes to write about fashion, cars, travel, and health.