Finding and choosing the right sunglasses should be your style staple this summer. Not only do they provide much-needed protection for your eyes from harmful UV rays, but the right pair of shades — whether round or square — is the sartorial finishing touch to every outfit. Sunglasses are the make-or-break accessory in every man’s wardrobe, even if you’re lounging in the pool, wingmanning weddings, or stylishly running errands.
If you lean toward more traditional styles, you can’t go wrong with a universally flattering wayfarer, aviator, or beach-ready clubmaster. More trend-savvy? We’ve found shield-inspired sport shades and colored tinted lenses at all price points. Whether you love classic or trendy looks, we handpicked the best sunglasses for men to keep you stylish for summer 2021.
Banana Republic Glen Sunglasses
Equipped with European gradient lenses for maximum UV protection, Banana Republic’s Glen shades are the perfect sunnies for an American summer. They come with a hard leather case and a monogrammed shammy.
Gucci Clubmaster Sunglasses
Gucci continues its reign as the most sought-after luxury brand for good reason. These black, gold, and tortoise frames are guaranteed to make heads turn, especially if you sport an oval or round face shape.
J. Crew Factory Retro Frame Sunglasses
Put on these stylish sunglasses when heading to the outdoors for solid UV 400 protection. Boasting a sleek design at a great price, you have no reason not to add J. Crew Factory’s sunglasses to your cart immediately.
Oakley Evzero Blade Sunglasses
Oakley’s sporty shades are back in style in a big way. The pair juxtaposes fashion and sport performance as it takes inspiration from global influencers and streetwear culture. They’re ideal for outdoor sports and adventures, thanks to their secure Unobtainium nose pads and temples and color-enhancing Prizm lenses.
ASOS Design 90s Square Visor Sunglasses in Black with Smoke Lens
These sunglasses offer ample protection from the sun’s glares, making them the perfect outdoor essentials for day adventurers. Although we don’t recommend it when driving at night, ASOS Design’s sunnies are subtle enough if you need a more durable style without screaming “not so fast, cool guy.”
Need a new pair of multifunctional outdoor sport sunglasses for your adventures? We suggest getting the H&M Sunglasses. Not only do the H&M Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun, but they are also an easy way to try the throwback athletic trend with minimum investment.
Armani Exchange Sunglasses in Blue
These sleek sunglasses from Armani Exchange are the ideal accessory for sportsmen like you since the reflective lenses prevent glare from hampering your eyesight. Also, the blue lenses accent your favorite workout or outdoor clothing.
Le Specs Conga Sunglasses in Black
Le Specs is a no-brainer for great frames at a great price. These Conga round lenses with a keyhole bridge and classic black finish make them an elegant fashion accessory for your casual attire. Plus, they’re suitable for all face shapes, thanks to the mid-sized fit.
Ray-Ban Round Metal in Gold and Green
If you’ve always wanted to own a solid pair of round sunglasses, consider picking up Ray-Ban’s retro Round Metal Sunglasses — which feature adjustable nose pads and comfy metal temples with plastic tips — for an unexpected pop of color.
Calvin Klein Aviator Sunglasses
With this pair’s adjustable nose pads and lightweight construction, the teardrop lenses from Calvin Klein will be your wear-everywhere men’s aviator sunglasses.
Ahlem Place De La Concorde Sunglasses
Luxury eyewear brand Ahlem is known for its modern, oversized take on the aviator, and the brushed champagne colorway is the ultimate splurge. Handmade in France with precious metals, the quality of these sunglasses is a cut above the rest.
Warby Parker Raider Sunglasses in Polished Silver
Designed to be an always-on-hand fashion staple, these handsome Warby Parker frames will always feel good to wear. Depending on your visual needs, you can choose between non-prescription, single-vision, progressive, and reader lenses.
Tom Ford Gerrard Sunglasses in Gradient Havana
Tom Ford is known to set the style bar for sunglasses. If you don’t mind purchasing a luxe pair of sunglasses to complete your look, the Gerrard sunglasses are a great option, featuring a double bridge and signature T at the temple.
Moscot Yontif Sunglasses in Crystal
Family-owned New York eyewear brand Moscot makes high-quality acetate frames in a range of optimistic colorways. The Moscot Yontif Sunglasses in Crystals is one such example. The sunnies include denim blue CR-39 lenses, with two diamond rivets adorning the pair’s front and temples. Wear these funky sunglasses when hanging with your friends, and watch yourself become the life of the party.
Rhude x Thierry Lasry Rhevision Sunglasses in Black & Yellow
Thierry Lasry, a French designer, is recognized for his high-quality, handmade-in-France frames. Available in different colors, these bold sunglasses from Lasry’s collaboration with emerging label Rhude are a surefire way of upgrading your style during special occasions.
Crap Eyewear The Nu Bloom in Brushed Gold & Dark Tortoise
Built from optical-grade materials, the Nu Bloom promises unrivaled durability and comfort, as well as optimal UV protection to the wearer. Don these modern rectangle shades to subtly mix up your style this season or evoke a retro vibe.
Saint Laurent Square Sunglasses
Featuring square-shaped acetate frames and brown-tinted lenses, Saint Laurent’s high-fashion sunglasses are a serious upgrade to your favorite wayfarers, guaranteed to elevate your style from drab to swag.
Vans Bomb Shades in Tortoise
Rectangle shades are ubiquitous this summer, so why don’t you try these sunnies from Vans for less than your iced coffee orders for the week? The frames are made from polycarbonate, not to mention the rectangular frames add a touch of retro to your existing wardrobe.
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