Stylish Sunglasses for Every Budget

Sunglasses are an essential piece of every man’s wardrobe regardless of the season. Not only are they a timeless piece of eyewear protection; a cool pair of shades enhances your look, expresses your individuality, and adds style to your wardrobe.

This season has showcased new hot styles, some with a futuristic twist, others with unexpected lens colors and shapes reminiscent of the nineties. Talk about retro! All of them are attention-grabbers in their own way.

From Iconic looks and attention-grabbing shapes to affordable essentials, there’s a brand (and price tag) out there for you. We’ll show you 6 of this season’s hot styles from top tier ($200+), mid-range ($100-$200), and ‘it’s a steal’ prices (under $100).

OVERSIZED GENDER NEUTRAL

Described as cool, attention grabbing, sleek, stylish, and ultimately unisex, these sunglasses have been a hit this season. If you are looking to play around with different and bold frame shapes, these sunglasses are for you.  These sunglasses are not just cool, they are head-turners.  There’s nothing subtle about them.

Here are our favorites for the season.  Dare to wear them!  They will complete your look and turn heads as you walk down the street.

TOP END ($200+)

The Row, Black Oliver Peoples Edition Edina Sunglasses $490

Grey Ant, Brown Clip Hexagonal $215

 

Alexander McQueen, Black Mask $415

MID-RANGE ($100-$200)

Warby Parker, Drummond Sunglasses $145

RetroSuperFuture, Beige Mega Beata $190

Oliver Peoples, Unisex Franca $199.99

IT’S A STEAL (UNDER $100)

Tom Ford, Unisex Sasha 59mm $99.99

Prada, Unisex Linea Rossa $99.99

DIFF, Gia Unisex Rosewood Ombre $89

DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Nineties-inspired sunglasses are playful with surprising style and have been a hit this season. This throwback style has surprised us with unexpected shapes and lens colors.  We’ve seen everything from ultra-small lenses to futuristic wrap-around styles.  These styles are reminiscent of glasses worn by popular characters in The Matrix, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Trainspotting, among many others, and will have you asking: Blue pill?  Red Pill?

Here are our favorite Nineties sunglasses for this season.

TOP END ($200+)

 

The Row, Gunmetal Edition After Midnight $535

 

Balenciaga, Silver Shiny $450

Jacquemus, Yellow ‘Les Lunettes ’97 $360

MID-RANGE ($100 – $200)

Ray-Ban, Gold Ja-Jo Sunglasses $175

Karl Lagerfeld, Essential Sunglasses $115

Warby Parker, Stellan Sunglasses in Oak $195

 

IT’S A STEAL (UNDER $100)

EyeBuyDirect, Chorus Round Sunglasses $39

Dior, Fraction2S $99.99

Rivet Decor Rimless Rectangular Sunglasses in Dark Purple $6.00

SUPER SPORT

With athflow fully engrained into our culture, sports glasses that were usually reserved for running and biking are fair play for wearing when not in beast mode.

Besides the OG brands like Oakley and Saturn Cloud, plenty of players are swimming out of their lanes and giving the sport look their couture touch.

Here’s our list of the great, the good and the amazing all in whatever price range works for you…

TOP END ($200+)

Dries Van Noten, Transparent Farrow Edition Sunglasses $370

Balenciaga, Red INTNL Screen $490

Rick Owens, Multicolor Shield $985

MID-RANGE ($100 – $200)

Oakley, Sutro Aviator $166

adidas, Sport Glasses SP0030 $180

Snob, Club House Mask Frame $157

IT’S A STEAL (UNDER $100)

Knockaround, Torrey Pines Sport Clear Grey/Red Sunset $30

All in Motion, Shield Fashion Sunglasses $20

Ironman, Dark Gray Shield Sports $24.99

MODERN AVIATOR

Aviator sunglasses are among the most popular type of sunglasses. These iconic beauties never go out of style, they look great on all mugs, and they complement most outfits. They truly are everyday wear.

Traditionally, these sunglasses feature dark green lenses inside golden-colored frames with large, teardrop-shaped lens that cover the entire eye.  The Modern Aviator of this season has updated the classic look to include bright new colors (gold, blue, pink, orange, etc.).

Additionally, these are described as the best sunglasses for an oval shaped face.  The wide lenses complement this face shape well.  If your is face is oval, these sunglasses are for you!  If your face is not oval, these sunglasses are still for you!

Here are our favorite Modern Aviator sunglasses for this summer season.  Ray-ban, of course, is prominent on our list as they continue to lead in this style with affordable and attractive pieces.

TOP END ($200+)

Alexander McQueen, Silver & Blue Piercing Sunglasses $400

Bottega Veneta, Brown Aviators $385

Burberry, Gunmetal Check Aviators $290

MID-RANGE ($100 – $200)

Kenzo, Black Smoke Aviators $145

Ray-Ban, Colonel Sunglasses $163

Marc Jacobs, 84J HD Palladium Black $62.99

IT’S A STEAL (UNDER $100)

Warby Parker, Hatcher Sunglasses in Oak Barrel $95

Knockaround Sunglasses, Mile Highs Gold/Aviator Green $30

EyeBuyDirect, SouthWest Aviator Clear Gray $29

 

CLUBMASTERS

Inspired by the 50’s, Clubmaster sunglasses are vintage, timeless, and seasonless. These beauties never go out of style. This style is a true icon.

Business Insider has described this style as “one of the most iconic pieces of post-war Americana”.

Popularized by celebrities, artists, and historical figures, these sunglasses continue to be a hit this summer season. They look great on just about everyone and complement pretty much any outfit and any style. From an elegant and masculine look to a younger and hip, this style is flexible.

Here are our favorite Clubmaster sunglasses for this season:

TOP END ($200+)

Tom Ford, Black River Vintage $580

 

Gentle Monster, Merlynn WC1 $280

Krewe, Ridge in Honey 24k $255

MID-RANGE ($100 – $200)

Warby Parker, Ames Sunglasses in Jet Black $145

Ray-Ban, Black Clubmasters $150

Tom Ford, Harry Ft0597 Yellow Havanna $95.99

IT’S A STEAL (UNDER $100)

Saint Lauren, SL108k $99.99

Zenni Optical, White Browlines $15.95

Aeropostale, Clubmax Tortoiseshell $19.50

 

WAYFARERS

Originally designed by Ray-Ban in the 1950s, these iconic sunglasses drew popularity throughout the 1960s and 1970s and have enjoyed a significant revival in the millennium. While Ray-Ban is still an expert designer of this style, designers unaffiliated with Ray-Ban have been inspired to design their own versions in the 2000s.  This season showcases the classic polarized and rimless styles with new half rims, square and rectangular framed shapes.

These sunglasses are described as the best sunglasses for a rounded face.  Their square and rectangular styles complement this face shape well.

Here are our favorite Wayfarer sunglasses for this season.  From Thom Browne at the top of the price range to the classic and updated style by Ray-ban, and to the “it’s a steal prices” by Aeropostale, you can’t go wrong with this style.  They all look great!

TOP END ($200+)

Krewe, Prytania Memphis to Cognac $215

Thom Browne, TB916 Wayfarer $641

Kuboraum, Black H91 BB Sunglasses $570

 

MID-RANGE ($100 – $200)

RetroSuperFuture, Black Giusto $165

Ray-ban, Wayfarer $169

Nike, Premier Wayfarer $176

 

IT’S A STEAL (UNDER $100)

Saint Laurent, SL274 $99.99

Zenni Optical, Brown Square $12.95

Aeropostale, Oversized Waymax $7.98

 

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