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Style focus – Metal frames

Timelessly stylish, metal spectacle frames will never go out of fashion.

Tending to be lighter and more flexible they are great if you want a simple look which makes less of a statement than bolder, acetate options.

But picking your favourite pair is unlikely to be an easy task as there is a surprising variety of shapes, looks and colours to choose from.

So which ones to choose? Read on to find out about some of our favourite metal frames currently in stock at Patrick & Menzies.


No one is more famous for wearing round metal frames than the legendary John Lennon. This pair offers a contemporary twist on the classic style, allowing you to Imagine you are the Beatles frontman if you so wish! The rounded shaping would particularly suit someone with a softly curving face.




Chunkier than your average pair of metal frames, these Jasper Conran specs are super cool. The matt silver colouring gives them an added edge.


NIKON – NC1021 – 301

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For a serious look that shows you mean business these frames from Nikon are the perfect pair. In classic black with a bar running across the top of the lenses, they are a great example of how simplicity is anything but boring.



HERO – 4276 – C1

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In a style often favoured by actor Hugh Jackman, these specs are effortlessly cool. Sophisticated and lightweight these half-rimmed frames would suit people with a diamond face shape. Not sure what shape your face is? Check out our blog Finding the Right Frames for Your Face.


VOGUE – 4108 – 5101

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We love the cat eye shaping of these glasses from Vogue. While not overly bold, the thin, black frame will really draw attention to your eyes.



WOLF EYEWEAR – 2058 – C84

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Although metal frames tend to be simpler it doesn’t mean they have to scrimp on style as this beautiful pair from Wolf Eyewear shows. The almost rose gold colouring of the metal sits perfectly with the muted pinks and blues of the patterned sides. As ever you can trust Wolf Eyewear to create glasses that are a little bit different from the rest.


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Tips to help you stop losing your specs

As any glasses wearer will tell you, there is nothing more annoying than not being able to find your specs when you need them.

And sometimes it’s hard to understand how they end up in the places they do – behind the sofa cushions, under a stack of paperwork or even in the fridge! And let’s not talk about the time the puppy helpfully decided to make his own modifications to a perfectly good pair of glasses…

So, to avoid further strife we have come up with some simple strategies to help you to keep your eyewear safe, easy to find and in tip top condition.

Decide on a place to store your specs – and keep to it

Take a little time to think about the main areas where you wear your glasses, and plan out a safe place you will put them when they’re not aiding your vision.

Maybe there is a specific shelf or drawer you could use. Or it could be as simple as storing them in a case along with other important items such as your keys or wallet – so long as you aren’t the kind of person who is always losing these items too!

Building a routine around where you leave your glasses will really help you to keep track of them – but you need to make sure you stick to it.

Keep them round your neck

Although not for everyone, a glasses chain or cord is such a practical option if you don’t need to wear your glasses all of the time. They are available cheaply in a wide range of colours so you can even coordinate to fit with your outfit.

Invest in a brightly coloured case

A bold case is so much easier to spot around the home or office than a pair of glasses, and if you can get yourself into the habit of using it, your glasses will benefit too. Storing your specs in a case when you are not wearing them is definitely the best option, helping to avoid scratched lenses, the risk of getting squashed or stood on, or splayed sides if you are guilty of pushing them on top of your head.

Make a mental note each time you put them down

Sounds easy doesn’t it? Sometimes if you’re out and about and in an unfamiliar environment, this is your best strategy. When you remove your glasses, take the time to make a mental note of where you place them, repeating it in your head several times to make sure you remember. And if you still don’t trust your memory, take a quick snap on your smartphone so you can check back later.

Invest in a back-up pair

This is the best strategy of all if you want to be on the safe side! Just make sure that you put the spares somewhere you won’t forget…

Did you know you can browse our extensive range of frames online? Once you have selected the pair – or pairs – you like, with just the click of a button we can have them ready for you to try on when you come in for your appointment.

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