The best sunglasses for men are warm-weather game-changers. Every year, you go through the same prolonged rigmarole over which sunglasses to buy, and every year you end up putting off the decision only to scoop a subpar pair in a last-minute panic. Well, not this year. This year, friend, you do it right. Retro-leaning clubmasters, ultra-classic aviators, newfangled wayfarers? You name it, we got it. Which means there’s a pair here sure to fit your face shape (no matter how angular) and satisfy your stylistic preferences (no matter how idiosyncratic).
Whether you want to play it safe with the big-names—the Ray-Bans and Persols and Oakleys of the world—or swerve hard with small-batch sunnies nobody else will have yet, we’ve got you. No matter your taste, no matter your budget, no matter how often you lose your damn sunglasses in the back of a Lyft, we’ve sifted through all the eyewear on the internet to track down the coolest shades available today. Here are 50 of the best sunglasses for men to help you soak up those rays in style.
The All-Time Classics
Overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available? Start here. These are the failsafe buys that’ll always be in style—today, tomorrow, and ten years from now.
The Upgraded Classics
If you’re the type of guy whose day is ruined when you see someone else wearing the same thing as you, these sunglasses should be right up your alley. Think of the selection here as a sampler platter of perennial crowd-pleasers, now updated with a little added flavor.
The Total Swerves
Consider yourself a bona fide eyewear authority? Skip the beginner sunnies and head straight for these advanced-level frames.
The Budget Buys
The best part about the treasure trove of sunglasses available right now? You no longer need to spend big to snag a pair that’ll make you look like the star of your own summer blockbuster.
The Splurge-Worthy Shades
Spending half a grand on sunglasses seems a whole lot more reasonable when said shades are painstakingly crafted from some of the choicest materials on the planet—and look like it.
The Technicolor Tints
Bright frames and tinted lenses: the quickest way to gift yourself some serious “Wait, is that dude famous?” energy.
The Geometry Review
For certified eyewear experts looking to round out (heh) already extensive collections, consider investing in some distinctly-shaped shades.
The Sporting Life
Leave it to the tireless churn of the fashion cycle to make the sunglasses you wore warming the bench on your middle school volleyball team look like the coolest thing in the world again.
Cruise in Top Gun. Pacino in Scarface. Smith in Bad Boys. Join ’em in the Big Lens Brigade.
The Small-Batch Specialists
Are you the kind of music fan who only likes bands that nobody else has heard of yet? These artisanal, under-the-radar eyewear labels are for you.