Classic:Specs – Glasses and Sunglasses

Brooklyn Born. Artisan Quality.

Classic Specs began in 2010. They are dedicated to creating beautiful prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses for just $89. Classic Specs started because of an inability to find eye wear that was well crafted, affordable and above all, beautiful. They started small in Brooklyn but have quickly grown from there with stores in Brooklyn, New York; Paramus, New Jersey; San Francisco, California; Canoga Park, California, Culver City, California; Sherman Oaks, California, and online.

Classic Specs‘ glasses are of the highest quality.  The frames have durable, double-barrel hinges. The lenses are made of the finest hypoallergenic, hand-rolled acetate. They also are scratch resistant and have 99% UVA/UVB protection.

Choosing Your Eyeglasses

It is important to pick the right shape of glasses for your face. Modern technologies have made it possible to create lenses in different shapes and sizes, even if you choose rimless glasses. A popular look to flatter a variety of face shapes is the half-rim style of rimless glasses; a design that would look good on any face shape! Common face shapes are oval, round, square, and heart.

Oval Face:

The oval face shape has balanced proportions, high cheek bones, a narrow forehead, and a slightly narrow chin. The best styles of glasses for oval faces include detailed embellishments, rectangular shapes, a retro cat-eye, a trendy square, and circular frames. The oval face shape is credited as the most versatile because there are so many different shapes that look nice.

Round Face:

Round face shapes have a wider forehead, full cheeks, and a rounded chin. The goal when choosing glasses for this face is to add contrast. Contrasting shapes will make this shape of face appear thinner and longer. Consider glasses that have prints, bright colors, a strong brow detailing, or any other embellishment. Rimless glasses that feature a small frame with details at the top of the lenses may make your eyes appear wider.

Square Face:

The square face often has a prominent jawline. This face shape has an angular bone structure. Therefore, the best glasses for this shape include anything that is opposite. Think about acetate or rimless glasses with a lot of curves to soften your face. Circular frames, oval frames, or a retro-cat eye also complement a square face shape. Avoid any acetate or rimless glasses with sharp angles since this would make your face appear more exaggerated. Focus on shapes that soften and elongate your face.

Heart Shaped Face:

The heart shaped face has high cheekbones and a jawline that tapers into a defined chin. This face shape is comparable to a heart because the widest part of your face is at the top. This shape often mimics an inverted triangle. The goal when choosing acetate or rimless glasses for this face shape is to minimize the width of the top of the face and make the chin appear more broad. Choose rimless glasses like retro cat-eye shapes since they are wider than your forehead and have distinct end points. If you want some frame on your lenses, think about the dramatic cat-eye rimless glasses that include a half-rim. This type of rimless glasses successfully accentuates the heart shaped face. Consider lighter colors or floral patterns to flatter a heart face shape.

Virtual Try-On

Classic Specs has a feature that enables you to try on their glasses online using a 3D digital mapping done with your webcam. So, get started by finding a pair of glasses you like and creating a Ditto from that page. It will only take you three easy steps!

Try Before You Buy

Classic Specs also has Free Home Trial Kit. Again, this takes only three steps!

  1. Shop your favorite glasses in either Men’s or Women’s styles.
  2. Add up to 5 frames and complete your order. It’s completely free.
  3. They ship the frames to you without charging your card.


Free Shipping and Returns in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii!  Also, if you are not satisfied with your new glasses within 30 days of purchase, return them for an exchange or a full refund.