How it Works
We separate our frame sizes into the following categories: Regular, Large, Extra Large, and XXL. Each pair is measured in various ways to be sorted accordingly. The importance of providing a detailed sizing guide for our Fat Frames is without a doubt as important as providing the options themselves. Other sites lack in information about their plus-sized frames. Telling you that “these frames are big enough for larger heads,” but leaving no details as to what that entails. Civil Eyewear wants you to know the important measurements for a good fit, and how to gauge your own head to find the absolute best size for you.
- CIVIL’s not specifically ‘Fat Frame’ eyewear is a regular fitting size. They vary between 130mm-139mm in temple width.
- The next step up in size would be the Large series. Civil Eyewear categorizes ‘Large’ as 140mm-145mm. Those who require larger frames typically find their desired frames in this class.
Extra Large (XL)
- “I think my head is a bit larger than ‘Large’… are there any sizes up from there?” -Anonymous Inquire
- We do! If you want to see specifics on our sizes, feel free to view the items in ‘Fat Frames.’ We have left a simple – but informative – sizing chart for the item’s dimensions. CIVIL considers 146mm-150mm as ‘Extra Large.’
Extra Extra Large (XXL)
The Measurements That Count
- Temple Width: The temple width is essentially the most important factor to take into account when choosing eyeglass. If this size is off, you will have problems, such as; the glasses falling off your face, squeezing your head, or even not being able to put the frames on your head AT ALL.
- Bridge Width: There are many ways to go wrong with choosing the correct bridge for your face. For most of the eyewear on CIVIL’s site, you’ll have a comfortable fitting nose piece that can be adjusted for your needs. But as you can imagine, with larger glasses comes heavier frames. You will need a more comforting fit to keep the bridge of your nose from aching.
How to Find Your Measurements?
Don’t Worry, It’s Easy!
- So you’re trying to buy shades online, and this step seems too technical to manage alone. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Though it may be impossible to measure the precise width of your temples without a fancy machine, you most likely have a pair of frames lying around that you’ve grown accustomed to. These frames will be the baseline of your measuring. Simply find a straight ruler and take measurements for the existing pair of eyeglasses. You will need to use the centimeter side to find the millimeter measurements that we use (Remember 1cm is equal to 10mm; for example, 13cm=130mm).
- For the bridge, try measuring from the front of the glasses at the midpoint of your lenses. As for the temple, just open your glasses and set them down. Lay the ruler across the legs near the face. Measure the distance from each side on the inner legs. This will give you the temple width.
- This should give you all the information you need for an ideal fit. You can add or subtract from these measurements if you feel that you would like a slightly better fit from your baseline pair. As well, if you wish to measure out your leg length and lens width to compare to our products, feel free to!