Shades of Cool: A Guide to the Best Winter Sunglasses for Men

Warby Parker Downing Winter Sunglasses

Although it will soon be the season of cool, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your cool simply because there are fewer hours of daylight. The sun still shines in late fall and winter, thus your eyes still need protection from its mighty glare, which is known to be amplified by snowdrifts and those damned holiday-induced hangovers.

For some winter sunglasses inspiration, check out a few of our favorites below.

Salt Raines, $490

Salt Optics Raines Winter Sunglasses

Built with sleek lines and a gorgeous dragonfly-inspired gradient, the Raines sunglasses from Salt are a perfect option for winter. Plus, the titanium arms are attached to an acetate front, so these glasses won’t feel cold against your skin.

Ray-Ban Clubmaster, $178

ray ban clubmaster

The classic Clubmaster sunglasses from Ray-Ban are ideal for the guy who loves a traditional, masculine style. The dark tortoise makes a great compliment for warm-colored scarves and hats while the lenses themselves provide 100-percent UV protection.

Illesteva Leonard, $98


A modern take on an old standby, the Leonard glasses from Illesteva are great for the snowy months of December, January, and February. With clear frames and a subtle tortoise pattern, these glasses are sure to stand out in a crowd.

Cutler and Gross D-Frame, $445

Cutler and Gross D Frame

Nothing says a sunny, snowy day quite like a pair of clear sunglasses, and these shades from Culter and Gross more than fit the bill. The D-Framed glasses are built with acetate, stylish green lenses, and 100-percent UV protection.

Shwood Prescott, $159

shwood prescott walnut

If you’re looking for a totally different pair of sunglasses, try some wooden frames from Shwood. The Prescott is crafted out of dark walnut wood, which elevates the familiar silhouette from something expected into something truly fashion-forward.

Warby Parker Downing, $95

Warby Parker Downing

For an old-school look, try out a pair of Downing specs from Warby Parker. These understated glasses feature a flattering round shape set in tortoise frames that will look effortlessly chic with your favorite winter duds.

Article originally published November 12, 2015. Updated November 10, 2017 by Cody Gohl.