Lewis Hamilton is no stranger to stylish eyewear. The sports star is often spotted in a variety of cool designer shades, from the latest Dior designs to retro-inspired Persol sunnies.
However, it seems that Lewis has swapped his favourite shades for a pair of prescription glasses. That’s right, our favourite Formula One driver has become a glasses wearer!
This week, Lewis showed off his new spectacles in a range of Instagram snaps. As you can see, his style of choice feature simple round metal frames which have a rather retro-inspired vibe. In this photo, Lewis paired his new glasses with a casual outfit as he arrived at LAX airport. Wearing a hoody and ripped jeans, his specs added a polished edge to his look.
Airport flow… LHR – LAX ✈️✈️✈️
Lewis also sported his new glasses when he spoke at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. Teamed with a Mercedes sweater and hat, his round-framed glasses certainly gave him an intellectual look as he took to the mic.
Speaking at the Mobile World Conference yesterday w/ our partners Qualcomm!! #Barcelona A photo posted by Lewis Hamilton (@lewishamilton) on Feb 24, 2016 at 4:01am PST
These vintage metal spectacles are becoming one of the hottest trends in eyewear, so it’s no surprise that style icon Lewis has chosen to wear them.
So, are Lewis’s new specs a necessity or is he just on a mission to reinvent his style? We don’t know, but we love his new look either way.
If you want to steal Lewis’s new retro-inspired eyewear style, SelectSpecs are here to help. We’ve found some almost identical dupes and the good news is, we have something to suit every budget.
Budget – Antares 615
Lewis’s glasses are almost definitely of the designer variety, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to get his look.
For an affordable take on his style, the Antares 615 glasses are a perfect choice. These specs feature vintage-inspired round metal frames and a small price tag of just £25. The Antares 615 are available in classic gold or sleek silver.
Mid-range – Ray Ban RX6242
While we’re not entirely sure what brand of sunglasses Lewis is wearing, we would hesitate a guess that they could be from Ray Ban. After all, Ray Ban are a celebrity favorite and Lewis has been known to wear their sunglasses in the past.
Lewis’s new specs look very similar to the RX6242 prescripton glasses which are available online at SelectSpecs.
Luxury – Tom Ford FT5350
Last but not least, if you love luxury eyewear like Lewis, check out the Tom Ford FT5350 glasses. These sleek specs combine Tom Ford’s cool style with a high quality finish – they’re made from durable titanium and memory metal. With round frames, they’re perfect for achieving that effortlessly cool retro look.
There’s no doubt about it, Lewis is definitely our world champion when it comes to on trend eyewear! What do you think of his new look? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us @SelectSpecs.