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Coolest Trends & Best Sunglasses for Men – Vint & York

Posted November 26, 2019 by vintandyork

This summer’s men’s sunglasses trends are a versatile bunch that are likely to turn quite a few heads. The cool shades on the market can upgrade any guy’s look, giving him some serious style points.

If you’re like most guys, you probably have one or two pairs of classic wayfarers lying around already. But summer is the perfect time to up your game with some of new, fresh and bold frames!

In this top 10+ list of the hottest sunglasses, Vint & York will show you how to pull off the biggest sunglasses trends of 2020. Time to turn your new specs into an essential backbone piece of your wardrobe!

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Vint & York The Swinger Sunglasses

Most popular men’s sunglasses styles this year

The first thing we did was round up more than 15 of our best selling men sunglasses of the moment, classifying them-by trends. The best thing? These high-street Vint & York shades are all between $129 and $199. And they can be easily transformed into prescription sunglasses. So take a look then take your pic!

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Vint & York Torpedo round sunglasses – Get them here!

1. Metal Sunglasses: Gold, Silver and Clip-ons 

Vint & York Ibiza Round Frame in Shiny Gold

Metal has become nearly as versatile as the well-loved acetate frames. Not only are they highly adaptable, but they upgrade the overall look to appear more steampunk and less bookish.

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Check out our metal frames collection here!

Clip-on Sunglasses

One of the biggest trends you can get your hands on is the comeback of metal frames and clipon sunglasses. They have made a huge resurgence, quickly going from retro to modern hot. Men enjoy the slim lines and lightweight feel of metal frames, which are even slimmer and more lightweight than acetate frames.

Imagine having high-quality clip-on sunglasses in your life. You get the best of both worlds: sunglasses and eyeglasses. Go from one to the other with one quick flip of the wrist that adjusts the metal clip. And just imagine the pic potential for Instagram!

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She: The Vint & York Charleston flip up frames –  here! Him: The Firm, square flip up frames – here!

Clip-ons are once again in style, and they’re not expected to go out anytime soon. Get in on the ride before everybody else by browsing the styles in stock at Vint & York. Clip-on sunglasses give you a hint of vintage and a big dose of genius that, lets you go from dark to light in milliseconds. Just remove the magnetic clip-on and they instantly transform from sunglasses to eyeglasses–then back again just as quickly.

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The Ving & York Firm, clip-on rectangle sunglasses in non-polarized, blue, brown and army green lens. Get yours here!

The Firm is a pair of designer clip-on sunglasses that are more aggressively styled than other sunglasses. This style is straight-up business. They’re are similar in shape to an aviator, but with super-thin frames that give you a Wall Street vibe.

The Firm frame provides a medium-to-wide fit that’s perfect for rounder faces. The angular straight lines bring definition to your features, sharpening the look of a big head or a wide face.

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The Vint & York Charleston clip on sunglasses

The Vint & York Charleston clip-on sunglasses are absolutely dashing for several reasons. For starters, they’ll give you the UV protection you need without overwhelming your face. Inspired by steampunk goggles, their cool factor comes from a slim frame silhouette. The floating bridge adds subtle whimsy to the polished shape of the frame. One more plus? They look and feels just as amazing whether you wear them as sunglasses or with clear lenses.

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The Vint & York Charleston metal sunglasses

Another popular style of clip-on is the rounded one, The Charleston. The perfect storm of eyewear trends: round and with an aviator-like rim. Like the fancy footwork of the 1920s, The Vint & York Charleston frames will shake up your style. Do a quick two-step and these designer men’s sunglasses become eyeglasses! This gives you different looks and functions in a single, high-quality pair of glasses. This is definitely a case where one is actually better than two.

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The Vint & York Charleston men sunglasses

Beyond your ordinary fashion statement is the ready-to-wear Charleston frame. They are made from a metal structure and infused with retro round lenses and a slick clip-on.

The Charleston is one of the most fashionable and unique sunglasses pairs that money can buy. The double-wire bridge is more than just intriguing. It transforms the designer frames to the status of wearable art. You’ll get some snazzy pix donning these glasses, which you can endlessly boast on Instagram.

The Vint & York Charleston frame – Get yours here!

The Charleston serves up a medium-to-wide fit. These frames are perfect for any face shape, especially square faces with pronounced cheekbones, a big forehead, and angular jaw lines.

2. Round Vintage Sunglasses

Round vintage sunglasses are the retro-inspired accessory that has literally come full circle. Round sunglasses are making a serious comeback this spring. They have metal shapes nodding to the ‘70s, and smaller-framed styles channeling the ‘90s grunge look.

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Vint & York On the Up and Up sunglasses – See the frame here!
On the Up and Up designer glasses by Vint & York
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The Swinger Sunglasses
Vint & YorkRazz metal sunglasses in brown

The Razz metal sunglasses are the original hipster sunglasses, with round frames reminiscent of John Lennon.

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The Vint & York Swinger in black – Get yours here!
Vint & York Ibiza Round Frame in Havana Gold

These round frames fit a narrow to medium face. Designed to make you stand out from the crowd, round frames are ideal for men who have narrow, square or angular features

These bad boys are more than that! Deriving heavily from the 1920’s vintage style, Vint & York’s The Swinger frame has faux leather trim and simple wire rims. That makes wearing these sunglasses an act of simple rebellion against unnecessary opulence.

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Vint & York No-Lita Round sunglasses – Get yours here!

Another more casual round type of sunglasses is the Vint & YorkNo-Lita. These sunglasses borrow their name from the Little Italy area of NYC’s Manhattan.

These bad boys aren’t about unwanted attention. They prefer to stay under the radar. The best thing about them? They’re much easier to pull off than most round Lennon-style glasses. The secret is the thicker frames, material and overall shape. Traditional John Lennon glasses typically feature extremely thin wire frames and smaller, super defined round lenses. The No-Lita sunglasses give you a thicker, acetate frame with accents at the top corners where the frame arms meet the front. You also get the standout feature of a snazzy keyhole bridge.

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Photo: Vint & York No Lita, round sunglasses with keyhole bridge -Get yours here!
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He is wearing Vint & York No Lita, round sunglasses with keyhole bridge -Get yours here!

The No-Lita designer sunglasses provide a medium fit. They do particularly well on guys with medium faces as well as triangle or oblong face shapes.

Vint & York Hot Shot sunglasses – Get yours here!
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Vint & York Hot Shot sunglasses

3. D-Frame Sunglasses

Once the reserve of oily teddy boys, the D-shape frame is making a comeback for men. The style is becoming more and more popular thanks to their futuristic feel and masculine character.

The Vint & York Great D-shape Sunglasses – see more here!
The Vint & York Great D-shape Sunglasses for men – see more colors here!

D-shape sunglasses are identified by their angular, oversized look. They are most flattering on gentlemen with rounder faces.

Vint & York Jazz Age D-Frames for men – Get yours here!

4. Oversized Aviators Sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses never go out of style because they never leave the fashion scene.

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Vint & York Caper sunglasses – Get yours here!

The designer aviator sunglass is perfect for adding that chill, cool edge to a simple outfit. That’s because they’re sporty and classic. The aviator shape has gone through some changes over time. The most recent evolution of these sunglasses for men is the size. The modern oversized aviator is on the rise.

Vint & York Swag oversized aviators – Grab them here!
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If you’re not ready to go all the way up the ladder to the largest size of aviator sunglasses, why not try the Vint & York Swag frames. These glasses serve up a fusion between the classic aviator style and the bigger style, providing a more masculine, sturdy approach. Even though they still preserve the classic teardrop shape of the lens, they’re a shade bigger and larger than traditional aviator frames. This adjustment ensures they pay homage to the classic aviator shape while giving them a new twist that’s all their own.

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Vint & York Swag, oversized aviator sunglasses – Get yours here!

The Vint & York Swag men’s sunglasses are a staple for any eyewear collection, giving you an effortlessly casual vibe. The Swag’s double-bar bridge and metal accent add a touch flair of refinement that says you mean business. There’s no better choice for spring!

Inspired by hip-hop and streetwear trends, this unique style takes its basic form from the aviators. They’re also adding a touch of oversized power. Made popular by the rich and famous, Swag shades have a certain appeal.  They look best on a fashion-oriented man.

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The Vint & York Draper aviator sunglasses – See more colors here!
The Vint & York Draper sunglasses in yellow tortoise
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Vint & York Western Front sunglasses
Vint & York Western Front sunglasses

5. Heavy Browline Sunglasses

Heavy browline sunglasses are another hot sunglasses trend for men. You’ll find an even more prominent browline in these modern versions of the Clubmaster, giving them a thicker and manlier look.

A prime example of the thicker and manlier sunglasses frames comes from the Vint & York Bowery. This retro-inspired, semi-rimless frame features square lenses and heavy browline. The Bowery men’s sunglasses look like, a square version of the Club master.

This pair of sunglasses has a bolder look than the traditional Clubmaster frames. Its retro influences are plainly visible, providing a fresh twist on a classic shape. While Clubmaster men’s sunglasses may be all over the place, you’ll have your own unique version of the frames to ensure you don’t look like everyone else and his brother.

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The Vint & York Bowery Sunglasses – Get yours here!

Flat top and square, the Vint & York Bowery men’s sunglasses are a throwback with a contemporary twist. They are sleeker than they ever looked in the ’80s or ’90s.

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The Vint & York Bowery, browline sunglasses for men – Get yours here!

The Bowery has a medium fit. They’re perfect for triangle shaped faces with defined jawlines.

6. Square Wayfarer Sunglasses

Trends come and go, but a classic is a classic. If you want shades for men that are sure to go with everything you own, choose a wayfarer style. The look is not only timeless, but it’s totally hipster.

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Old School wayfarer inspired sunglasses in black

Following a trend can be fun, but it can become dated after some time. Keeping it new and fresh is something Vint & York did with its Old School sunglasses for men. We took a classic design, then added a modern element to tweak it and make it a little more 21st century. Voila! The look is new, again!

These wayfarer style sunglasses are a touch more refined than the traditional glasses. They’re also a lot more slender. They have elegantly tapered temples and rhomboidal silver rivets. They combine a vintage look with superbly crafted contemporary tech, making them the go-to eyewear.

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Vint & York Peace Out sunglasses – Get yours here!

For the past 60 years in eyewear fashion, thick, rectangular frames evoke masculinity. But they’re not exactly what you want for warmer weather. They might have worked for the autumn and winter seasons, but this spring is all about slimmer silhouettes lines.

A symbol of 1950’s men’s sunglasses, the wayfarer continues to inspire us until this day.

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Vint & York Old School wayfarer inspired sunglasses in black

What we love about the wayfarers is how laid back and cool they make you look. They have the power to make you feel comfortable in any situation. These Vint & York frames pretty much guarantee that. They are practical, durable and perfect for men of all ages.

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Vint & York Way Out rectangular sunglasses

These sunglasses for men provide a Fit: medium-to-wide fit, perfect for oblong faces.

7. Flat-Brow Fashion Sunglasses

The metallic top brow bar trend is a variation of the original flat brow style of sunglasses for men.

The top metal bar is a substitute of the large, straight acetate browline. This single change transformed the look into a more elegant and modern form. The sleek and refined design perfectly mirrors the current contemporary aesthetic. This has made them one of the best-selling sunglasses styles of 2020!

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Vint & York Around the Block sunglasses – Get yours here!

While the Vint & York Around the Block men’s sunglasses preserve some elements of its 80’s predecessor, the metallic top brow bar is a contemporary trend. The rectangular frame hints of a slightly rounded shape, giving it tons of charisma. As one of the coolest men’s sunglasses around, this trend will give you the stainless-steel-meets-plastic look that your personality craves.

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Vint & York Around the Block sunglasses – Get yours here!

The Vint & York Around the Block sunglasses are a simple and modern pair of sunglasses.

The bold lines enliven the roundness of the lenses. The top bar over the bridge adds a whimsical characteristic. Like a good pair of jeans, these Vint & York designer sunglasses are just as contemporary as they are classic. With a rock look to them, they are perfect to wear with a leather jacket, especially if you happen to be on a motorcycle.

The Vint & York Caper is another all-time favorite pair of sunglasses. They serve up a more upscale look, and they’re made for hiding in NYC in plain sight.

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The Vint & York Caper is another all-time favorite pair of sunglasses. They serve up a more upscale look. . This more upscale type of sunglasses., and they’re These bad boys are made for hiding in NYC in plain sight.

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Vint & York Caper sunglasses – Get yours here!

The Vint & York Caper sunglasses provide a wide fit. These men’s sunglasses are designed for a rounder or bigger face, as they are rather large square sunglasses.

8. Navigator Sunglasses

This season is big on style hybrids. These are power glasses called navigators.

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Vint & York Attaboy Sunglasses – See them here!

Classic aviators have inspired newer, bolder shapes that are starting to revamp outfits everywhere. Dubbed as the Navigators sunglasses, this new style preserves the essence of metallic aviators. You don’t have to make a tough choice. You get the best of both styles: aviator shape and square frames.

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Attaboy Rectangular sunglasses – Get yours here!

Attaboy is the perfect example of a boost of confidence. A style that always makes you feel good. The Navigator-style has been around for decades. They are just as relevant as they’ve always been. It’s probably because you can’t help but feel as good as you look when you’re wearing them.

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Vint & York Attaboy Rectangular sunglasses – Get yours here!

You can just as easily categorize them as oversized frames. The Navigators are not movie star material. A revamp of the classic aviator silhouette, these oversized frames will keep you covered.

These glasses provide a medium-to-wide fit. This style best fits a medium or wide face with forms such as long or oval. Perfect for the “no pictures please” look! When it comes to your 7 a.m. airport arrival, they’ll be your new must-have piece!

9. Retro Sunglasses

These retro men sunglasses for men talk the talk while you walk the walk. They are inspired by the steam-powered machines of the industrial revolution. Steampunk frames with metallic accents are a futuristic approach to a classic round frame.

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Vint & York Torpedo Round Sunglasses – Get yours here!

Half metal, half celluloid acetate in a glossy finish, these bad boys work their magic in matte colors.  You will be surprised how well texture-mixing works with eyewear. Cutting edge. For shades that make a statement, this distinctive style definitely speaks for itself.

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Vint & York Torpedo Round Sunglasses – Get yours here!
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Vint & York Torpedo Round sunglasses – Get yours here!

They have a more prominent metal nose bridge that projects in front of the frame. The Blue Nose frame is a real stand out.  If you’re into making statements, there’s no easier way.  When wearing the steampunk inspired metallic finishes, there’s no need to add on any extra bling.

Vint & York Blue Nose sunglasses – Try them on here!

The round frames hint to the old work goggles worn in coal factories during the mid-1800s in old New York. They’re tough, decisive and says that you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty!

As with most round frames,  the fit perfectly to narrow, square and angular faces. A more eccentric frame, very similar to what T.J. Miller is wearing as Weasel in the notorious DeadPool movie.

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10. Classic Cool Clubmasters 

Clubmasters are a timeless symbol of coolness in sunglasses trends! The result of a fusion between casual and fashion statement, they have become essential to any man’s wardrobe.

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The Vint & York Fitzgerald sunglasses
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The Vint & York Fitzgerald Sunglasses
Classic Club Masters for men
The Fitzgerald in Brown – Get yours here!

Brownline vintage sunglasses such as The Fitzgerald were very popular during the 50’s and 60’s.

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The Fitzgerald in Black – Get yours here!
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Photo: The Fitzgerald, browline clubmasters – Get yours here!

These glasses fit small to medium faces. The original Clubmasters trend fits men who have a smaller head and face, preferably with a triangular, oblong or heart-shaped face.

11. Tortoiseshell & Horn-Rimmed Sunglasses

As for color, tortoiseshell sunglasses for menwill dominate this year’s trends. If you’re looking to wear something softer, a smokey/whiskey dark tortoise shell is the way to go! They ensure a versatile look.  If you know you look good with a pop of color, bright tortoiseshell/ orange horn-rimmed shades are a stylish choice this year.tortoise shell horn rimmed men sunglasses 2019

This shade of tortoise radiates with orange hues. Is the right amount of casual-cool that will brighten any look. The color sparks interest everywhere you go. Make sure to do them justice with a proper outfit. The bright colors of the tortoise is a style statement that should not be taken lightly. These can also add a very subtle pop of color to a rather neutral look.

Bright horn-rimmed sunglasses don’t just hide tired eyes. They are also up the ante on everything you wear, even the most basic outfit. All this while keeping your eyes completely protected from the sun!

Best sunglasses for 2020: the shades you need this year

Sunglasses might be a seasonless essential, but with warmer weather on the way, there’s even more reason to get a slick new pair of shades in your armoury. Look sharp and stay focused with our pick of the season’s best sunglasses for men…

In addition to the usual stock of aviators and wayfarers you’d expect to be filling the shops at this time of year, there are three additional noteworthy eyewear trends you should be aware of right now: namely that for oversized and overtly chic and feminine, and also that for futuristic wrap-around styles (epitomised by both Balenciaga and Prada’s recently released, hype-soaked range) – both very much 1990s- and 2000s-inspired.

Whatever style you choose – classic shapes are good too – it’s not always easy picking a new pair of sunglasses, primarily due to the sheer amount of choice on the market. Pile that on top of the breadth of choice in lens strengths, colours and polarisation (glare protection) options and it can all become quite baffling.

Another important thing to consider is face shape. If you want to wear your glasses more than once, it would be smart to consider what actually looks good on you. If you have a square face, for instance, you’ll benefit from the soft curves of rounder frames. Likewise, the angles of a triangular- or heart-shaped face will be accentuated by aviators. Rounder faces? Opt for square or rectangular styles (wayfarers are a good option).

Here, to guide you through the jungle of competing eyewear brands is GQ‘s best sunglasses roundup. Credit cards at the ready.

Viu Eyewear sunglasses

Viu Eyewear

These shades might be called The Posh, but unfortunately they won’t give you the luxury lifestyle of Victoria Beckham. Instead, the acetate sunnies will give your summer wardrobe a much-needed sartorial boost. £145.

APC x Persol 649

APC x Persol

As collaborations go, few brands work quite so well as the Kanye West-adored Parisian purveyor of minimalist menswear APC or the shades beloved by Steve McQueen, Ryan Gosling and Jay-Z, Persol. Reworking the iconic 649 silhouette, this line comes in a neutral colour palette that’s exactly as chic as one would expect. £219. At End.



Though his knitwear took the bulk of the praise in Knives Out, Chris Evans’ round-framed gold Ray-Bans take the gong for best accessory in a supporting role. Evans proved that as well as being good value for all seasons, they’re just as well suited to a brown overcoat and paisley scarf as your summer getup. £131. At Sunglass Hut.

Brain Dead

Brain Dead

Under the creative eye of Kyle NG, Brain Dead’s reputation in streetwear is ever-growing. The debut eyewear collection from the brand known for its out-there graphics was a sight to behold and these oversized, retro-futuristic sunglasses are a perfectly playful addition to your summer accessories. £198. At Slam Jam.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Transparent frames have firmly cemented their place in the eyeglasses world, but are notably less often adopted with the tinted kind. It’s something we think we’ll be seeing plenty more of this summer, though, and we’ll be putting our money where our eyes are in these slick Ralph Lauren wayfarers. £118. At Asos.

Ace & Tate Kat

Ace & Tate

If you’re after an uber-chic pair of frames ahead of the summer, Ace & Tate’s unisex options err on a more feminine style of eyewear which, we must admit, we’re quite enjoying. Done out in a light tortoiseshell, their wide wing and slight slant are just the nod you need to the current wave of gender-fluid fashion, without rocking the boat. £98.

Gucci Eywear


Thick, round and powder pink, these Gucci shades sure make a statement. Call it wishful thinking given the current state of 2020, but we’re picturing these worn with a pastel polo shirt, white chinos and loafers on the deck of a superyacht, aperitif in hand. £355. At Browns.



Simon Porte Jacquemus’ incomparably chic output suggests he’s a designer who sees the world through rose-tinted glasses. Now, you can too. These square frames look pixelated enough for Pacman with their rigid squareness. Note the subtle branding atop the bridge. Magnifique£295. At Farfetch.

 Jacques Marie Mage

 Jacques Marie Mage

Jacques Marie Mage is an LA-based specialist in the micro-production of artisanal eyewear and its pieces are always quality, provocative and beautiful. These sunnies go by the name of Beauregard, which defines as a “designation of male of the human species – generally rich, white, conservative, preppy and well-dressed”. Focus on the “well-dressed” bit, which these help to amplify, and hope people think the rest is ironic. £755. At

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Perhaps Betty White isn’t the first celebrity style icon you think of when you’re looking for shopping inspiration, but these Saint Laurent frames are a nod to the 98-year-old. In fact, this year, there’s a bit of a trend for sunglasses that wouldn’t look out of place on the peepers of old Hollywood’s most iconic women. We’re very much here for it. £230. At Browns.



Bigger isn’t always better, but these Burberry sunglasses are pretty damn great. The futuristic frames by Riccardo Tisci are a bold choice, with Burberry branding not only scrawled across the temples but embedded in the lens. On the Burberry scale of stately to modern, these fall further on the latter. £185. At Sunglass Hut.

Izipizi Sunglasses


These #Sun Nautic shades have category-three polarised lens and 100 per cent UV protection, making them perfect for water sports and driving, two of the most integral activities of a summer road trip. If you do legitimately use #Sun when on holiday, fear not: the sunglasses’ classic frame in tortoiseshell will redeem your Instagram sins. £45. At Selfridges.

Ray-Ban Blaze Meteor


Consistently the most reliable and stylish sunglasses on offer, Ray-Ban is a household brand for good reason. Though the Wayfarer tends to get the best press, the label’s Blaze Meteor style is no exception. The one-piece lens give them a uniformity of design that’s neither overwrought nor boring: a well-balanced pair of holiday shades. £136. At Sunglass Hut.

Persol PO3048S


Like the imagined curvature on a smooth, mahogany drinks cabinet, these Persol sunglasses look as if they’d been whittled out of a single block of wood and polished with a rare resin for a very specific amount of time. Such is the craft and beauty of these sunnies, they will be difficult to take off. £146.

Bvlgari BV5048K Octo 56


Being both old-world masculine and new-world stylish is a challenge. For example, is camouflage still trendy or just a “battle reenactment” prop for sad old men? We’re out here trying to meld the two and, in doing so, present to you the Bulgari Octo sunglasses in gunmetal steel. The Rolls-Royce of shades, they have an irresistible masculine beauty about them. £479. At Sunglass Hut.

Linda Farrow

Linda Farrow

What do you get when you cross one of the most revered fashion designers of the past 20 years with one of the most famous eyewear manufacturers? You get some of the coolest sunglasses money can buy: not just this particular pair of sunglasses, but the whole of Linda Farrow and Dries Van Noten’s collaboration. We urge you to check it out. £294. At

Hackett London

Hackett London

Looking to get in on the aviator trend this summer? Hackett has you covered. Available in navy and two shades of tortoiseshell, these frames will ensure you’re the most stylish man at your next barbecue. Crafted from ultra-thin acetate, they have an open double bridge and they’re finished with hidden Hackett trims within the hinge. £195.

Cutler and Gross

Cutler And Gross

The thick rim and reverse cherry gradient combination make this Cutler And Gross style impeccable to look at. The frame has been designed using interior “televisioni” milling to reduce weight and create a grill effect. The nose bridge is sculpted for comfort and the reverse-gradient lens makes them the natural choice for switching between indoors and outdoors seamlessly. £315.



Founded in 2012, Cubitts makes frames the traditional way and goes through 50 crafted stages of production over a period of six weeks, including four separate stages of polishing to ensure a glorious lustre. Opt for the Collier frames with an angular lens shape to complement both an oval or round face shape, while the bridgeless style will add length to shorter noses. £125.

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

If you’re looking to play around with some more experimental frame shapes this season (we actively encourage it), Saint Laurent is a brand that’s plenty more innovative than most. Sleek and stylish, these unisex sunnies are just one such example of the “new wave” designs that are just as cool as they are attention grabbing. £295.



The Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classics are the most recognisable in the history of sunglasses. After its initial design in 1952, the Wayfarer quickly endeared itself to Hollywood filmmakers, musicians and artists, solidifying its iconic style status for years to come. You really can’t go wrong £131.

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These sophisticated shades are a good staple for your accessories collection. Intricately crafted and marked with the iconic signature, the “C De” frames will carry through to all seasons, adding a finishing touch to any ensemble. £645.



Introduced in the 1960s as a folding version of the 649 model, the 714 were the first ever folding glasses. These found fame thanks to Steve McQueen n The Thomas Crown Affair and have been a timeless men’s classic ever since. £189. At Sunglass Hut.



Balenciaga often sits at the forefront of eyewear trends. This intriguing pair of “hybrid” sunglasses is unlike anything we’ve seen before: instead of subtly blending two different style tangents, they are almost diametrically opposed and forced to coexist. It creates an awkward and strange beauty that is hard to deny. £295. At End.

Celine sunglasses


These rectangular, acetate lenses will add a seriously cool Cali vibe to your spring wardrobe, even if the most you’re likely to see of spring is from your back garden/roof terrace/living room window. £290.

Arket Sunglasses


The soft frame and light lens make these square aviator sunglasses look almost like reading glasses. They are crafted from metal and feature BPA- and phthalate-free acrylic acetate accents and temple tips, coming with UV 400-certified nylon lenses. We just love these 1970s-referencing sunnies. £40.

Prada sunglasses


These sunglasses are wraparound, a shape that tends to lend itself best to the slopes. They definitely have their place on the street, though, and will be particularly well suited to round face shapes thanks to their size and angles. £210.

Paul Smith sunglasses

Paul Smith

Handcrafted in Italy, The Brompton sunglasses epitomise Paul Smith’s love of colour. The octagonal shape has just the right amount of hippy appeal without being hackysack overkill. Perfect for a spring jaunt in the park… or not. £265.



The third drop in the collaboration with Sam Ross, the man behind A-Cold-Wall*, these oversized goggles are sure to take your street credibility up a notch. Worn with an in-demand face mask, a pretty practical accessory for a pop to the shops right now, too. £156.

Alexander McQueen sunglasses

Alexander McQueen

These ever-so-slightly tinted sunglasses are for the minimalist. With a subtle engraving of the Alexander McQueen logo at the temples, they look best on square and angular faces to soften the features. £265. At

Ted Baker

Ted Baker

If you have a square face you should be opting for a softer, rounded frame and these sunglasses from Ted Baker are the perfect fit. Plus, with filter-category-three lenses, these shades are dark enough to protect from the sun while also making them suitable for driving. £125.

Ralph Lauren sunglasses

Ralph Lauren

Thanks to their slim profile and slightly squared frame, these keyhole bridge sunglasses with blue lenses are an easy way to make a stylish statement. Finished with the signature “Polo” printed on the temples and etched in the corner of the left lens, they’re a good match for your summer suit£130.



For a timeless pair of shades, look no further than these Coach beauties. With their oversized geometric shape, classic tortoiseshell frame and stylish blue lenses, these frames will take you from office to festival and everywhere in between. £148.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Looking to modernise your sunglasses style this summer? Opt for these Louis Vuitton flat-front frames with a two-tone design, square acetate lenses and their signature stamp, of course. £275.



Make a stylish statement with these gold and tortoiseshell Billionaire frames – the perfect match for your summer suit£560.

Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

If you’re looking for a pair of aviator-style frames to re-create your best Top Gun fantasy, Plein has you covered with these black metal shades. Worn with a sharp suit, they’re about as masculine as sunglasses get. £475.

Thomas Sabo

Thomas Sabo

Hot off the press, these newly released sunglasses are part of Thomas Sabo’s first expedition into the world of eyewear. Sticking to the cool, slightly Gothic aesthetic of the brand, these “Johnny” sunglasses have a very dark mood about them – no bad thing. £129.



Who says that prescription sunglasses can’t be on trend? These double-bridged, round-shaped polarised lenses are perfect for a square- or heart-shaped face. The tortoiseshell frame and acetate and gold details detract from the fact these glasses won’t break the bank. Go to the website to virtually try them on. £75.

Finlay and Co.

Finlay & Co

Finlay & Co shot to attention when Meghan Markle wore a pair of the brand’s sunglasses at her debut appearance with Prince Harry. It also does stylish frames for men, as visitors to its newly opened store will attest. Located on London’s Broadwick Street, it offers eye tests using the latest optometric technologies and showcases its full range, from specs to shades, all handmade in Italy. Our pick of the frames? These Bowery beauties. Grab a pair and set yourself up for summer. £120.



The iconic Clubmaster sits at the forefront of Ray-Ban’s catalogue of sunglasses, along with the other classics that have made our edit. This one should be the centrepiece of any smart look that warrants the addition of a slick pair of shades. £127.



Versace doesn’t do things by halves and these shades epitomise that. Donatella’s work at its finest, if we might say so. £211.

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