The history: The Clubmaster’s exaggerated angles were a hit in the ’50s. Men were drawn to the masculine “browline” the sunglasses created, as well as the winged frame. The retro-classic surged again in the ’80s, only with black and gold hardware. And if you’re a movie buff, you know the Clubmaster was worn by Denzel Washington in Malcolm X, Tim Roth in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, and pretty much every actor in Mad Men.
Style points: “The Clubmaster—a timeless design—is embraced by refined retro types,” DiPalma says. This is a great frame if you want to look more put-together and polished. “It looks best on triangle-shaped and oval faces. The vertical lines in the frame balance out the bottom part of the face, [accentuating] the brow.”
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