It’s impossible to go wrong with a pair of the best black sunglasses—they’re as indispensable as white sneakers or a navy blue suit. You really only need one pair of black shades to check the box (though please, buy more!) so you might as well make ‘em good. And we’re not talking about middle-infielder polarized lens versions either. We’re talking about the pairs of sunglasses movie stars of every generation have turned to time and time again, choosing black over conventional tortoiseshell and metal frames to help imbue their characters with an inimitable dose of instant badassery—as a rebellious teen in Risky Business, a shredded up cyborg in Terminator, or an especially emo version of Gotham’s legendary caped crusader. So it follows that the best black sunglasses on the market today come in all shapes and sizes, making it nearly impossible to miss with any of the below eyewear options—even if you feel like you’re taking a shot in the dark in search of UV protection.
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