If you’re reading this at a sunny bar patio with squinty eyes because you failed to prepare with a pair of stylish shades, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of the best sunglasses for men that are geared to help you fight off the bright while helping you look your best every time you step out of the house.
Whether you’re heading to the beach, heading in to work, or heading to happy hour drinks, quality sunglasses are a must-have in the summer. Our picks vary for every budget and will make you stand out in a gas-station-sunglasses crowd.
The Yubas sunglasses are a Sunski X Huckberry collaboration built for adventure. Taking its name from Sierra Nevada’s powerful Yuba river, these lightweight shades were designed with scratch-proof, polarized lenses and durable, polycarbonate frames to withstand everything the outdoors throws your way. And, at just $45, they’re also priced low enough that your wallet won’t take a huge hit if you lose them.
Not only are Cubitt’s Bingfield sunglasses indubitably stylish, they’re built with a utility and comfort that are hard to decline. The glasses feature a matte finish gold frame, which is fitted with classic “P.R.O.” — or “pantoscopic round oval” — lenses that offer an ideal wide-angled view along with a dark green tint for ultimate UV protection.
Rag & Bone’s freshly launched sunglass line features some sleek, timeless aesthetics that showcase the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship. Made in collaboration with Italian eyewear company Safilo, the Byron frame features a crystal-clear square acetate frame and gray-green gradient lenses to project your unique personality with confidence.
These handmade shades from Raen Optics’ Alchemy Collection are as sophisticated as they are practical. Flaunting a coffee-colored metal and acetate-blend for the construction, as well as beautiful, bottle-green lenses, these re-imagined Wiley sunglasses will take your everyday look to next level refinement.
Ray-Ban is best-known for vintage frames with high-quality lenses. The brand’s Classic Clubmaster sunglasses boast a retro, yet modern appeal that will go with anything from a T-shirt and jeans in the backyard to a dapper get-up or even your daily work wear.
In a tribute to Moncler’s lightweight “Longe Saison” line, the brand crafted an everyday-ready, pilot-shaped pair of sunglasses. The Lunettes frame is made entirely from injection-molded material and features rubber gripped tips for extra comfort and a snug fit. Their minimalist aesthetic also allows them to be paired with just about any outfit.
Sporting a powerful rectangular frame and crisp, polarized lenses, Quay Australia’s Modern Times sunnies are just the accessory to let everyone in sight know you mean business. Even better? Quay’s bold designs are offered at wallet-friendly prices.
If you’re determined to invest in a high-quality pair of sunglasses, Oliver Peoples’ MP-2 shades are a true statement piece. Sporting round metal frames with a unique filigree design and durable mineral glass lenses, the MP-2 has been a Oliver Peoples favorite since its introduction in 1987.
It wouldn’t be a sunglasses roundup if we didn’t include the latest and greatest shades worn by none other than Mr. James Bond himself (check out select scenes in 2015’s Spectre for reference). The Snowdon is a modern icon, with style that fits with everything from a black tie ensemble to a laid-back camp shirt and gray linen trousers.
PUMA Suede – Price TBD
For Fashion Week 2018 (FW18), PUMA celebrated its 50th anniversary by introducing a “Suede Eyewear” Special Edition Collection. The unisex design, characterized by the soft geometrical metal proportions, features a vintage-inspired pilot shape and borrows the signature material of the PUMA suede sneakers to assert the brand’s active soul and athletic spirit. These bad boys aren’t available yet online, so check back later for more details.
Article originally published by Beau Hayhoe on June 28, 2017. Last updated by updated by Bryan Holt on May 8, 2018.
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