Tips for choosing your try-at-home frames

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One of the best things about not being on the high street is: our collection is not on the high street.

You’re far more likely to find yourself a pair of awesome frames with Sneaking Duck that lead to those heart-warming “love your frames mate. Where’d do get those from?” comments.

It’s a good feeling.

If there is a downside, we’re pretty sure we’ve nailed it with our FREE try-at-home service.

You can choose up to 5 frames from our collection to be delivered to your home or office. When you’ve matched the frames to your wardrobe and got the thumbs up or thumbs down from friends or family, just pop them in the prepaid envelope and send back to us.

Easy as bro. Well, that is, if you can choose just 5 pairs of frames. Here are some tips…

Step 1. How many pairs are you looking for?

If you know that you really only need one pair, try to stay focussed *smile* on where you will be wearing these glasses and what would go with your existing wardrobe.

Don’t go crazy filling up your TAH box with pairs you already know are not suitable.

If on the other hand you’re looking to create a bit of an eyewear wardrobe, then be more adventurous. You might be surprised how many colours, patterns and ‘looks’ you can pull off.

It helps to know that you can save when you buy more than one pair of Sneaking duck frames!

We suggest that you use the filters in our gallery to choose. You can click the little star to keep tabs on your favourites. Then when you go to the try at home order page, all your favourites will be listed first!

Step 2. Are you looking for guys or gals glasses?

Most of our collection is unisex. But there are a couple, particularly cat-eye which no man in the office has yet managed to pull off. Well, except for that time he was going as Dame Edna.

Go to the Sneaking Duck gallery and filter by ‘gender’. You’ll see all the filters down the left, or in a pull down if you’re on a phone mobile.

Step 3. What’s your face shape?

Oval, round, heart or square? We’ve beaten you to this with a blog post on “Which frames suit my face shape?” Not only does help identify which category you belong to, you’ll find tips on what frame shape to look for, such as: opposites attract. If you’re square-faced, look for rounded frames.

Filter by ‘shape’ on the gallery page to find frames that will flatter or balance your face.

Step 4. What’s your hair and eye colour?

Just as girls have been recommended shades of eyeshadow to compliment their eye colour since the dawn of Cosmo mag, you can apply a similar technique to eyewear.

AS A RULE OF THUMB…

EYE COLOUR

Blue eyes: Brown, grey or dark or cobalt blue
Green eyes: Plum, golden yellow or a vivid green
Brown eyes: Lavender, green or tortoiseshell
Hazel: Greens or brown.

HAIR COLOUR

Warm (honey) blonde hair: Coral, a lighter tortoise, greens or reds
Cool (ash/platinum) blonde hair: Black, blue, dark tortoise, pink.
Warm (auburn/red) brown hair: Mahogany, light tortoiseshell, cream, greens or reds
Cool brown (with ash undertones) hair: Black, pink, blue or dark tortoiseshell
Red hair: Black, forest green, neutrals (creams and nudes)
Black hair: Dark tortoiseshell, black or bright colours
Grey or white hair: Most strong and bright colours. Avoid brown and silver.

Just like the earlier steps, you can filter by ‘colour’ in the gallery.

Of course, there are lots of other things you can filter by including style and material (our real, hand-crafted mahogany wood is particularly lovely) so have a play around.

Oh, and above all: have fun with your FREE try-at-home session!

Thanks to City of hair for the Flickr image!

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