Isn’t it true that men who wear eyeglasses seem especially attractive to the feminine populace? Whether glasses make men look smarter or more approachable, the jury is still out, but dazzling bespectacled superheroes, like Superman and Spiderman, are every girl’s dream date. Too bad girls only get to meet such a stud if they find themselves in a situation that requires saving them from distress.
Throughout the past several years, Marvel comic book characters have been all over the big screen. We thought it would be fun to do a comparison and decide once and for all if our superheroes look better with or without their glasses. Both Spiderman and Superman, played most recently by Henry Cavill and Andrew Garfield respectively, have laser-like vision but sport frames from time to time.
For Spiderman, a.k.a. Peter Parker, eyewear plays an integral role in his superpowers. Inside his father’s time-worn leather briefcase, Peter finds his father’s old glasses and puts them on. The superhero glasses worn by Peter in the new Spiderman movie appear to be an Oliver Peoples design.
We love the big, updated eyeglass frames compared to the old Spiderman’s ‘80s-style broken and fashion-less specs.
And let’s face it, what’s not to love about a science-whiz orphan? With or without his glasses, Andrew Garfield is so incredibly charming and boyish we wonder why his character is nervous around women?
Accident-prone tendencies and indecisiveness aside, we think this Spiderman is uber-attractive in his glasses. It allows him to bring out his sensitive, somewhat-quirky side. However, we can’t help but fall for Garfield’s smoldering “boy-next-door” looks when he peels off the frames and transforms into one of America’s favorite superheroes; therefore, we like the actor equally in both glasses and without them.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It is the super-hot Henry Cavill, whose piercing blue eyes can obviously melt through steel. If you know Superman’s story, then you already know that his Clark Kent character, who he hides behind, is supposed to look dweeby in his thick eyeglass frames. Fact check: there is nothing dweeby about Harry Cavill. His baby blue pupils look straight through everyone he greets no matter if a layer of glass lenses comes between you and them.
If you had to name the hottest superhero in cinema, Cavill’s name would have to top your list. Let’s discuss his superhero smile, massive chest and giant arms – all we can say is “whoa.” Cavill plays one of Marvel’s most iconic characters and when off-duty sports some eye glasses that are totally not made for him to look super-sleek. However, we think they do.
What makes his eyes so darn hypnotic, no matter whether he’s peering out from thick glasses or staring you down ‘au natural?’ It’s the clear blue irises, of course. Luckily, we can all achieve such beauty with products like Air Optix Colors.
At the end of the day, we think both these handsome men are perfectly capable of looking debonair behind frames. However, it’s nice that they have the option of sliding them off and on whenever the occasion calls for it – with contact lenses, you too can have such super powers!