Colour focus | Neutral tones

Your glasses make up a central part of your look so selecting your next pair is a really important decision – especially if you need to wear them throughout the day. 

Alongside feeling comfortable in terms of fit, you need to make sure the shape and colouring suit your style. The last thing you want is opt for pair that make you feel self-conscious or out of your comfort zone. 

In previous blogs we have looked at both cool and warm toned frames. This time it’s the turn of neutral frames, which as well as offering timeless style have the added benefit of going with any outfit. So, if you do decide to change your wardrobe, your specs will still look great! 

Here are just some of our favourite pairs of neutral frames in stock at Patrick & Menzies at the moment. 

HERO – 4297

Colour focus | Neutral tones NewsA wood grain-like fleck adds real interest to these natural-toned frames from Hero. They certainly prove than opting for something neutral in colour doesn’t translate to meaning dull.  

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POLO – 2155 

Colour focus | Neutral tones News 1Cool and clear these Polo frames ooze sophistication. The rectangular shaping would really suit someone with a round or oval face (though to be fair people with oval shaping can take their pick as they tend to suit most styles!).  

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PUCCINI – 77

Colour focus | Neutral tones News 2The design of these Puccini frames really does help to accentuate the eye. The rich brown split pattern borders the lenses and extends along the sides. Tear drop detailing around the hinge completes the look. 

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WALTER AND HERBERT – ASTELL 

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You can rely on Walter & Herbert to create stunning, top-quality frames. This pair combines mottled greys and black with almost cat-eye shaping to create a pair of glasses that are stylish without being showy. 

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SILHOUETTE – 1564

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The soft, natural colouring of these Silhouette specs is lifted to another level by thin, dark stripes running across the front of the frames. The interesting design is sure to draw attention to your eyes for all the right reasons. 

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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.  And if you need help picking the right frames for your face shape take a read of another of our blogs.  


Colour focus | cool tones

Beautiful blues, calming greens, subtle silvers – cool tones can be used to great effect when creating spectacular specs. 

Traditionally these cooler colours are said to look great on people with a fair complexion and those with an olive skin tone. But don’t feel you have to follow the rules when it comes to picking the perfect frames for you!  

We have a lovely range of blue frames available in our branches, from the deepest navy all the way through to the brilliant blue of a summer sky, we are sure to have something to match your favourite shade. 

Silver glasses offer classic style and have the benefit of co-ordinating with pretty much any outfit, while greens can add a real touch of class. 

Check out some of our favourite cool toned frames available now from Patrick & Menzies.

 

ANTON PHILLIPS – 1034 – NAVY

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There’s nothing to be blue about with these frames from Anton Phillips. The shade of the frames, though described as navy, has a real warmth which is bold yet far from showy. These stunning glasses have a real wow factor and are sure to accentuate your eyes.
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AUTOFLEX – 109 – 710

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These silver Autoflex frames are classic and stylish. A thin bar running across the top of the lenses combined with rectangular shaping add a serious quality to these specs.
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PUCCINI – 274 – C1

 Colour focus | cool tones News 3We love the attention to detail that you find in Puccini glasses. This pair is a great example. Simple silver frames are taken to another level with the help of a beautiful design detail on the hinge and a striking flash of turquoise on the inner of the sides.
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WOLF – 3085 – C72

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The mottled green and black of these Wolf Eyewear frames is sure to get your glasses noticed for all the right reasons. These glasses are a great option for people looking for a bold option with cool undertones.
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WALTER AND HERBERT – ELGAR  

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You can trust Walter & Herbert to create glasses which are both sophisticated and a whole lot of fun. These frames make us think of a darkening sky just after sunset and we love the range of blues featured in the design.
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If warm toned glasses are more your thing, fear not! Take a look at our recent blog featuring frames in fiery hues.  And if you need help picking the right frames for your face shape take a read of another of our blogs. 


Colour focus | warm tones

Bronzes, oranges, browns, reds and golds – warm toned glasses can make a real statement.

Typically, these colours are best suited to people with a warm skin tones, though when choosing your glasses, be confident in your own style.

Ranges such as Lulu Guinness and Wolf Eyewear have some striking choices for those who like specs in fiery shades which will stand out from the crowd.

But warm tones don’t have to be so bold. You could try a solid muted shade or how about bronze or gold metal frames which offer a more traditional mellow hue and timeless style?

Check out just some of our favourite warm toned glasses at Patrick & Menzies.

Emporio Armani – 3154

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This modern twist on tortoiseshell features flecks of gold and is sure to attract attention. Classic shaping and the Emporio Armani attention to detail and quality make these a pretty special pair of specs.

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Lulu Guinness –  L914 Red

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Wow. These solid strawberry red frames with dark sides from Lulu Guinness really pack a punch. Thy definitely live up to the company’s ‘dare to be different’ motto, while managing not to be over-the-top. Lulu Guinness eyewear may be most noted for bold design but they are high-quality and comfortable too.

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Puccini – 302 C1

puccini-302-c1 FramesIf you favour a metal frame, these are just the ticket. In a warm gold with interesting side detail, they are a great shape for people with a rounder face.

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Silhouette – 1560

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Get all the warmth you are after without being too bold with these beautiful glasses from Silhouette. These sleek frames are a perfect shape to flatter most faces.

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Vogue 5254

vogue-5254-2697 framesThe Vogue brand in synonymous with style and you get it in bucket-loads with these frames! The muted warm tone of these glasses is taken to another level with a flecked, almost floral, pattern. But what we love the most is the cat-eye shaping which really makes them stand out from the crowd.

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Wolf Eyewear – 3101

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It would be wrong for a blog about warm-toned glasses not to feature this bold bright pair from Wolf Eyewear. These make us dream of drinking cocktails under a palm tree on an exotic beach! Wolf Eyewear is known for producing high-quality and innovative specs that reveal your wild side – and these certainly do just that.

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If you favour silvers, blues and greens for your glasses, we haven’t forgotten you! Keep an eye out for a focus on cool tones, coming soon.

Need help picking the right frames for your face shape? Take a read of our recent blog – Finding the Right Frames for Your Face.