For a look that’s effortlessly cool and subtly glam, you can’t go wrong with metal frame glasses. From instant style to durability and everything in between, metal frames are always a good idea. If you’re still wondering whether it’s worth investing in pair to expand your eyewear wardrobe, read on to learn what makes metal a premium glasses frame material and which fave Quay metal styles are our all-time faves.
Benefits of Metal Frames
We love a stylish, acetate glasses frame as much as the next person… ok, maybe a little more. But there’s something to be said for frames made with other materials, too. Metal is one of the most popular alternatives because it checks all the boxes:
Style: Metal rim glasses are an easy way to elevate your ‘fit, giving it a subtle glow-up.
Durability: Metal sunnies and glasses are known to last. Whether you wear them while you’re hard-at-work or on beach vacay mode, metal frames are here for it. An added bonus? Many glasses feature metal materials like titanium, aluminum and stainless steel because they resist corrosion.
Lightweightedness: Durable eyewear doesn’t have to feel heavy. Metal frames are often lightweight, which means less of that annoying nose-slide.
Low maintenance: Metal frames are easy to clean and maintain when handled with care. Before using metal tip pliers to gently repair to metal glasses frames, you can use warm water to make the metal parts more pliable before covering the frame with a thin cloth to protect them through the repair process. Don’t forget to pick up a cleaning kit with a screwdriver to make minor adjustments and a lens cleaner spray to wipe away grime.
Our Metal Glasses Faves
Metal frames come in a variety of styles, so it doesn’t hurt to have a little help while navigating your options. We've rounded-up our fave QUAY metal styles to help you level-up your ‘fit with ease.
Metal Aviator Sunglasses: HIGH KEY
It’s not the 70s, but you can pretend it is in our #1 aviator, High Key. Known for its oversized silhouette, flat lenses, signature triangle notches and adjustable nose pads, this ‘70s throwback channeling major Top Gun-inspired realness. Needless to say, this iconic style is a fan-favorite that’s well-loved by many celebs—even Paris Hilton slives for them.
Metal Round Sunglasses: JEZABELL
Show up to the block party looking fresh in JEZABELL. Featuring circle lenses and a minimal, polished metal frame, all eyes will be on you. This popular, round style comes in polarized and a variety of statement colorways, like purple and smoke.
Metal Heart Sunglasses: HEARTBREAKER
Strut your stuff in HEARTBREAKER and they’ll have all the heart eyes. Just like you, this silhouette breaks the mold with its sweet design, lightweight frame and stunning color options. For a soft, feminine look, rose gold is a solid go-to. If you want something that feels as bright as you, rock your look proudly with rainbow lenses.
For metal silhouettes that’ll turn heads your way, shop the latest frame styles at QUAY. Choose Afterpay so you can buy what you want today and pay in four equal installments.