Like a quality timepiece, a decent pair of shades is a worthwhile investment and with Bank Holiday weekend just passed signalling the start of what we all hope will be a long drawn out summer affair, there’s no time like the present to get up to speed with the best sunglasses on the market.
Whether you like to keep things simple or prefer a bit of quirky detail, we’ve got you covered with our pick of the best men’s sunglasses for the coming season and well beyond.
Cubitts Seaford – £125
For those that aren’t aware of bespoke spectacle makers Cubitts, now’s as good a time as any to take a gander. Whether it’s prescription lenses or just a plain old quality pair of sunglasses you’re after, you’ll find unique, handmade frames that are both stylish and sophisticated.
Offering full category 7, UV400 protection, there’s plenty to choose from like the Seaford with its oversized oval-shaped frame, reminiscent of a vintage 70s vibe. We like them in Amber, but there’s a whole host of alternate colours, from Beechwood to Camo.
Ray Ban Icons Asian Fit – £67.90
There are few things as timeless as a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses. The aviator and wayfarer are of course iconic classics adorned by the Hollywood elite and a staple of the US Air Force, and are always top of any best men’s sunglasses list.
But, this spotted brown full rim bad boy is not far behind in the style stakes. The good people at online eyewear distributors Pretavoir have got you covered.
Pretty Green Rickstowe Sunglasses – £65
High Street heavyweights and brainchild of legendary front-man Liam Gallagher, Pretty Green offer a wide range of quality clobber, including these Rickstowe shades based on the said iconic aviator style.
Available in gold and black (we’re loving the gold by the way) the lightweight polished frame and traditional nose pads make for some comfortable sun lounging.
ASOS DESIGN Retro Sunglasses In Brushed Gold With Green Lens – £12
At the bargain end of the sunglasses spectrum, is this funky pair of retro gold frames with green flash tinted lenses.
Lightweight and comfortable they’ll make a perfect companion to your summer wardrobe, and at that price, you won’t mind picking up a replacement pair after those boozy Brits abroad shenanigans you’ll inevitably be getting up to.
Oliver Peoples Board Meeting 2 – £313
In stark contrast cost wise, but worthy of every penny for those looking for a more long term summer solution is this pair from New York-based brand Oliver Peoples.
The titanium frame with photochromic glass that self adjusts to darker and lighter conditions 100% UVA/UVB protection. The demi-flat lenses are a unique style point, this is a serious pair of shades that’ll see you subtly standing out from the crowd. FashionEyewear is their reliable UK stockist.
Quay Australia FLINT – £35
Melbourne based brand Quay is a new one for us, but they’re here for keeps. With a broad range of trendy and affordable sunnies, there’s definitely something to suit every style.
We really like these FLINT glasses with their retro framing and tort shade, that has an accentuated brow line, the perfect fit for all you old school fashion followers.
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