Best sunglasses for men | The Sun

Best sunglasses for men | The Sun

WHETHER you love dipping into fashion or are an avid outdoor sports fan, you need a pair of the best sunglasses for men as part of your wardrobe.

There are frames and lenses to fit every type of activity, face shape and taste from the classic aviators to more eccentric styles.

Best sunglasses for women at a glance

  • Best value designer: Calvin Klein
  • Best unisex: Persol
  • Best for running: Oakley
  • Best classic shape: Ray-Ban
  • Best for fashion: Versace

Calvin Klein CK22114S Navigator Sunglasses

  • Calvin Klein Men's Sunglasses, £69.44 from Amazon – buy here

With a classic navigator metal front, these sunnies have a real vintage look.

At under £70 at the time of writing, these are some of the most affordable sunglasses you'll find that are still from a designer brand.

If you're not into flashy logos, you'll be pleased to know that the classic Calvin Klein branding along the arms of these is very subtle.

The cool-toned gradient lens and silver metal means these would look great with silver jewellery and light-wash denim in the summer.

On a practical note, they have UVA and UVB protection and a high level of sun glare reduction — so these sunglasses prioritise safety as well as style.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Navigator, Colour: Silver

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Hugo Boss Hg 1086/s Rectangle Matte Sunglasses


  • Hugo Boss Hg 1086/s Sunglasses, £91.69 from Amazon – buy here

If you're after a simple, black pair of sunglasses that go with everything, these ones from Hugo Boss will do the job.

At just over £90 at the time of writing, they're definitely an investment. But, hopefully, they're not so expensive that you'll be constantly worrying about losing them all summer!

They have a sleek modern look and come complete with the signature red Hugo Boss logo. And because they have a rectangular shape, they'll suit most people.

Polarised?: Unspecified, Shape: Rectangular, Colour: Black

Persol PO3092SM Men's Oval Sunglasses

  • Persol PO3092SM Men's Oval Sunglasses, £195 from John Lewis – buy here

Thin and sporty, these tortoiseshell sunglasses from Persol are nonchalant and versatile.

The frames are subtle, giving slight definition around the flattering, dark oval lenses which is what gives them an aura of chicness without being too ostentatious.

They're not cheap at £195, but they're perfect for wearing every day, although we think these look particularly whimsical in the summer.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Oval, Colour: Brown tortoiseshell

UO Braker Olive Sunglasses

  • UO Braker Olive Sunglasses, £18 from Urban Outfitters – buy here

Sunglasses don't have to cost a fortune and if you find your budget doesn't stretch to hundreds of pounds then there are some great cheap sunglasses alternatives at high street retailers like these ones from Urban Outfitters.

They're a classic round shape reminiscent of the more wearable styles that came into fashion in the 1970s and radiate a certain chillness.

Because they cost less than £20, it's not a huge surprise that these aren't polarised, so although they'll literally shade the sun, they won't protect against UV rays.

Polarised?: No, Shape: Round, Colour: Orange/brown


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Oakley OO9188 Flak 2.0 XL 59

  • Oakley OO9188 Flak 2.0 XL 59, from £117 from Amazon – buy here

These sunnies from Oakley have been designed specifically for sports like running and cycling.

They cover not just your forward vision but also your peripheral vision for all-over protection and you best believe they have polarised lenses.

Are they the best-looking sunglasses ever? No. But just because they're pretty functional doesn't mean that they're not also fashionable.

A sporty style has been seen on numerous catwalks over the seasons and in front rows the world over so you can have glasses that do the job while still being on trend.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Sporty, Colour: Black

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic 51

  • Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic 51, £137 from Ray-Ban – buy here

Is there a more classic sunglasses brand than Ray Ban?

Always in fashion, this shape is also a classic with the rounded square lenses and half frames.

Particularly good for longer faces, you really can't go wrong with a style as timeless as this from a brand that is equally as enduring.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Rounded square, Colour: Black

Versace Irregular Medusa Sunglasses

  • Versace Irregular Medusa Sunglasses, £243 from Harrods – buy here

These sunglasses scream fashion and we are here for it.

A rounded take on the rectangular shape, the faded mustard designer sunglasses will definitely protect your eyes from the sun while easily picking up adoring looks from people who wished they'd managed to get their hands on them first.

These are seriously cool and epitomise the flashy glamour that Versace is all about without tipping into vulgarity.

Big fans.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Rectangular oval, Colour: Faded mustard

ASOS DESIGN 90s retro rimless sunglasses in black

  • ASOS DESIGN 90s retro rimless sunglasses in black, £13 from ASOS – buy here

By now, we're all pretty aware that the 90s are firmly back and these cheap sunglasses from ASOS prove that the trend has well and truly hit the mainstream.

The hexagonal shape adds a bit of interest to the usual oval that was so popular in the decade before the new millennium and you might have spied the trend over the years on TV shows like Love Island too.

Subtle but still individual, we're super into these.

Polarised?: No, Shape: Hexagonal, Colour: Black

Tom Ford Ian Round Sunglasses

  • Tom Ford Ian Round Sunglasses, £245 from Harrods – buy here

Not only can you trust Tom Ford to provide you with immaculate suits and seriously high-quality makeup (for men and women) you can also count on the American brand to come up with some stellar sunnies.

With medium-sized frames, these look expensive without being ostentatious which we are huge fans of.

Although they're pricey – it is Tom Ford after all – they're slightly more palatable at less than £250 and they're big-time keepers.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Round, Colour: Brown tortoiseshell

Gucci Metal Pilot Sunglasses

  • Gucci Metal Pilot Sunglasses, £290 from Harrods – buy here

A 70s take on the seriously popular Aviator trend (if you didn't see the sequel to Top Gun then give that a quick watch and you'll see why they've come back into fashion) Gucci can always be trusted to get sunglasses right.

More square than the traditional Ray-Ban shape, they still have that bottom-heavy look that is so iconic.

Pair together thin frames and big lenses and you've got yourself a pair of super cool sunglasses for men.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Square aviator, Colour: Brown

A.Kjaerbede Bror sunglasses in havana

  • A.Kjaerbede Bror sunglasses in havana, £30 from ASOS – buy here

Although only really Harry Styles can pull off heart-shaped sunglasses, pink lenses are actually really wearable.

This seriously affordable pair from ASOS puts together rosy lenses with a complementary light tortoiseshell so that everything feels like it should be there despite being quite extra.

There aren't any layers of protection with these ones, but to be honest, we see these as festival buys – if they make it through then great but if not then they looked good for the few days you got to wear them.

Polarised?: No, Shape: Small rectangle, Colour: Pink and brown

SunGod Renegades

  • SunGod Renegades, £65 from SunGod – buy here

Okay, these are definitely for function not fashion because if there's one thing we'd like all men to know, it's that square polarised sunglasses are great for protecting your eyes from UV rays, but they shouldn't be your fashion pair.

And luckily, these aren't very expensive so you can invest in sunglasses that look amazing and some that do the hard work and truly protect your eyes.

There are ten colours to choose from so you can pick whichever one you like best.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Square Colour: Multiple

Ray-Ban Rb3025 Original Aviator Sunglasses

  • Ray-Ban Rb3025 Original Aviator Sunglasses, £194 from Harrods – buy here

The classic aviator sunglasses from the classic sunglasses brand: Ray Ban. Realistically this list wasn't complete without them.

Cool and comfortable, if there's one pair of Ray-Bans that stand head and shoulder above the rest, it's these.

They won't suit everyone, but if they do suit you, you'll look the coolest you've ever looked. No, really.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Aviator, Colour: Grey

Monokel Apollo Sunglasses

  • Monokel Apollo Sunglasses, £139 from End – buy here

For a fashion pair of sunnies that have 100 per cent UV protection and don't cost the world, this pair from End is a great option.

These are an ideal design for summer and will elevate your everyday look.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Rectangle, Colour: Brown

Prada PR 09ZS 54 Dark Grey and Black sunglasses

  • Prada PR 09ZS 54 Dark Grey and Black sunglasses, £376 from Sunglasses Hut – buy here

Prada's sunglasses for men are super cool. Just look at these thick, interesting black frames with apparently opaque (obviously they're not actually opaque otherwise you wouldn't be able to see) lenses.

They're solid and statement, and tell people that you not only care about fashion, but you know what you're talking about.

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Although these won't be a good fit for sportier activities, they'll sure look good for everything else.

Polarised?: Yes, Shape: Rectangle, Colour: Black

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