While Javi can easily be mistaken for a model (those aristocratic good looks cannot be ignored, and then there's that gwapo swagger that makes him stand out in any room), he actually prefers to stay behind the scenes—perfectly balancing style and substance as the Brand and Marketing Manager of premier eyewear boutique Ronnie & Joe and specialty menswear and footwear boutique Commonwealth. With his expertise in all things style and eyewear, he gives us tips on finding the perfect pair of sunnies:
1. Craftmanship matters. "Look for those with unique designs to stand out among wearers of aviators or wayfarers. Make sure to consider quality in the littlest details of its outline, and best to go to trusted brands which carry beautifully-crafted and excellent eyewear."
2. Get oversized. "Get optimum protection with oversized shades (but consider first if it fits your face shape). It’s stylish and practical at the same time—you get the benefit of two in one!"
3. Choose color. With the wide range of sunglasses available out there, it’s easy to settle for the classic shades. But Javi recommends that you go for color. It’s fun, it’s bright, and it’s totally hot!
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Produced by Katrina A. Angco / Photograph by Vyn Radovan / Graphic Illustration by Jana Jimenez / Grooming by Decerose Alpeche for M.A.C Cosmetics / Interview by Mariel Abanes / Shot on location at the Tryst Studio Showroom / Special thanks to Gaby Azarcon, Sam Lewis, Vanessa Vergara, and Margaux Salazar