There’s no such thing as too many sunglasses”
Sunglasses 2021: The Best Shades This Summer For Men
The sun is back in Britain meaning sunglass season is upon us, and it’s a great time to update the classic accessory in time for summer.
The timeless aviators and wayfarers are top of our trends this summer, there’s also a couple of additional noteworthy eyewear trends to be aware of – the oversized, overtly chic and feminine, and also the futuristic wrap-around – very much 1990s and 2000s trends.
It’s not always easy picking a new set of shades, but a general rule is to always consider the face shape. For square faces, you’ll benefit from the soft curves of rounder frames. Any triangular or heart-shaped faces best suit aviators. And round faces might want to consider square or rectangular styles such as wayfarers to harden their features.
Here’s a guide to some luxury brand men’s sunglasses.
A high-end take on the Clubmaster silhouette
Celeb fave Gucci sunglasses
A high-end take on the Clubmaster silhouette. A shape that’s favoured by the likes of Robert Pattinson and David Beckham, they’re elevated by the rich tortoiseshell hue of their upper rim, slick gold accents and signature red and blue stripes that run down their temples.
£355. At John Lewis. johnlewis.com
The Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classics are the most recognisable in the history of sunglasses
The summer classics Ray-Ban
Ray-Ban Round Metal
Round-framed gold Ray-Bans, good value for all seasons.
The iconic Clubmaster sits at the forefront of Ray-Ban’s catalogue of sunglasses. This one should be the centrepiece of any smart look that warrants the addition of a slick pair of shades.
Ray-Ban original wayfarer
The Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classics are the most recognisable in the history of sunglasses. It has endeared itself to Hollywood filmmakers, musicians and artists, solidifying its iconic style status for years to come.
The highly sought after luxurious brand is a huge hit amongst style icons all over the world, who wear both Gucci sunglasses for men and Gucci sunglasses for women.
Luxury Shades Worth investing in
Persol’s signature aviator frames. The 1930s classics still cut it, given a modern, functional twist here with the ability to fold them up and neatly store them away in a shirt pocket with little to no protrusion.
£230. At mrporter.com
A classic shape, elevating it with those gold inserts that are so synonymous with the brand, the tinted lens of these shades makes them the perfect sunglasses to wear with tailoring.
£231. At Sunglass Hut. sunglasshut.com
Tomahawk ‘The Rockefeller’
A glossy tortoiseshell frame and bottle-green lenses are a match made in sunglasses heaven. It works especially well on this round shape with dual metal crossbar and those lenses aren’t just serving up retro vibes.
The Iconic Unisex Original Wayfarer
Everybody should have the original wayfarer by Ray-ban.
The Iconic shades can be worn all year round and go with virtually every outfit – there’s a reason the Original Wayfarer is a celebrity favourite.