Let’s face it, men’s sunglasses are an absolute essential in summer, the right pair can highlight your best features and make you feel more confident, no outfit is complete without them. Every year, you go through the same dilemma over which sunglasses to buy, so we rounded up the best sunglasses for men from brands we love, because protecting your eyes from UV damage is extremely important. Warning: Once you lay eyes on them, you’ll never want to take them off.
1. Persol PO3274S Sunglasses – $408
Taking inspiration from the popular 714, famously worn by Steve McQueen, Persol introduced the next silhouette in its collection of folding frames with the PO3274S. Made in Italy, this is the first folding frame from Persol to combine acetate and metal; each frame can be equipped with crystal sun lenses with a standard or polarized tint.
2. Ray-Ban Classic Aviators Polarized – $213
The original and the best — Originally designed for U.S. aviators in 1937, Ray-Ban Aviator Classic sunglasses are one of the most iconic sunglass models in the world. With a classic gold frame, the timeless model can be worn all day long and right through sunset.
3. Omega Round style Sunglasses OM0021-H5205D – $630
Back in 2020, Swiss watchmaker Omega has unveiled in partnership with Marcolin Eyewear a collection of sunglasses for men and women. Inspired by the meticulous construction of their watches, the vintage inspired round style defined by the classy blinkers are made from exceptional materials, featuring attention to detail in every pair.
4. Dita Blackout Series Flight.006 – $675
Dita has unveiled The Blackout Series, featuring three of DITA’s most popular luxury eyewear frames in black titanium hardware and black polarized lenses. One of our favorites of the collection is the Flight.006, which features a matte black “Black Iron” titanium frame with custom Japanese acetate lens rim inserts, diamond-pressed accents, and custom titanium nose pads.
4. Tom Ford TOM N.8 Sunglasses – $1,040
TOM N.8 is part of the Tom Ford Private Collection, an exclusive edition of sunglasses based on the eyewear that Mr. Ford wears every day. Made in Italy, the frames are crafted from shiny black real horn with a rose gold ‘T’ logo and light brown photochromic lenses.
5. Porsche Design P’8950 50Y Iconic 3D – $1,800
Unveiled as part of 50Y Porsche Design capsule collection, P’8950 50Y Iconic 3D sunglasses comes with a futuristic look and manufactured from titanium powder using the 3D printing process – this shape can only be created by melting titanium dust with a laser; it is impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing methods.
6. Moscot x Saturdays NYC TOMO Sunglasses Havana Chestnut – $350
Saturdays NYC teamed once again with legendary eyewear brand Moscot for a new limited-edition sunglass silhouette, the Tomo. Available in black or havana tortoise, the frames are handcrafted in Italian acetate with patterns that are unique to each individual frame and featuring riased two-dot rivets on temples.
7. Salt Hancock – $490
Salt Hancock pays homage to the soft lines and definitive aviator style of the 1970s with a modern take on such an iconic style. Handmade in Japan with high quality Japanese componentry, functional rivet hinges and polarized optical grade Glass & CR-39 lenses for superior optics.
8. A-COLD-WALL* x Retrosuperfuture Caro Onyx – $350
Samuel Ross‘ A-COLD-WALL* and contemporary eyewear brand Retrosuperfuture reunited for new reworking of the Caro and America frames. One of our favorite pieces of the collection is ACW*’s take on the Caro Onyx, designed with a mix of marble effect and translucent colour constructed from 60% Italian acetate and 40% nylon. Finished with a laser-etched bracket logo.
9. Barton Perreira 007 B Fourteen Sunglasses – $615
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film series, Barton Perreira introduced this limited edition aviator design that pays homage to Bond in A View To A Kill (1985). Handcrafted in lightweight Japanese acetate with a titanium top bar, the lenses have invisible detailing that only reveals itself when you breath on them.
10. A Bathing Ape x Mastermind Black Sunglasses – $775
The last pair on this list comes from the A Bathing Ape x Mastermind second eyewear collection, this pair of sunglasses will bring a dark luxurious touch to any outfit. Sporting a slick black frame, the temples are adorned with Bape and Mastermind signature emblems in metal, while and the lenses are laser-etched with Bape’s signature camo and skull motif.