A guide to size and fit.

A guide to size and fit.
Cubitts makes spectacles for the Emotional Utilitarian. People who like things with flashes of romance, but nonetheless meticulously ordered. The sort of person who wanders round second hand bookshops absentmindedly tidying the piles as they surf blurbs, or checking their step count after a visit to an exhibition of modernist sculptors.

But spectacle shopping has never really suited the Emotional Utilitarian. Frames arranged haphazardly on shelves without a care for proper reason and order.

Cubitts, on the other hand, makes frames in a variety of sizes and fits. Choose a silhouette that appeals to you, and be not afraid when it pinches the ears, or slips down the nose. For it comes in multiple sizes.

Read on, to discover more about our philosophy of size and fit.

How to find your size

You may have an instinctual feeling about the size of your head, based on a history of hats. If not, it’s easily measured.

If you have a current spectacle frame, measure the front with a ruler from edge to edge. measured.

If you don’t, you can stand in front of a mirror, holding a ruler against your face, and measure from side to side.

Your measurements should correspond to roughly the following:

Frame sizing

How to find your fit

The correctly proportioned pair of spectacles goes beyond the size of the frame. How well a frame sits on your face is dependent on your nose. You should choose a fit that maximises the area of contact between the frame and your nose – the spectacle kiss, if you will.

This will not only make a frame more comfortable to wear, but reduce the chance of it slipping down your nose. Browse our range of fits below.

Our range of frame fits.

Frame fit