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 45 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.
Persol aviator sunglasses (was $260, now 49% off)
Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses
Celine Homme square-frame acetate sunglasses
Like a cortisone shot of homegrown French swagger, courtesy of Hedi Slimane’s impossibly cool Celine.
Oakley Holbrook sunglasses
Always wanted to look like a hotheaded MLB slugger? Now’s your chance.
Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses
When it comes to sheer timelessness, Clubmasters are hard to beat.
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.
Cubitts “Hemmingford” D-frame acetate sunglasses
Come for the old-school silhouette, stay for the new-school shade of tonal brown.
Retrosuperfuture “Augusto” sunglasses
Tortoiseshell frames and green lenses: never not a great look.
Oliver Peoples “Cary Grant” round-frame acetate sunglasses
Shades that take their cues from the style the North by Northwest actor made iconic.
Raen “Remmy” sunglasses
Sunglasses so good, you won’t even mind the steady stream of “orange you glad” puns you’ll hear every time you wear ‘em.
Moscot “Lemtosh” sunglasses
A modern-day masterpiece from an NYC eyewear institution.
The Total Swerves
Consider yourself a bona fide eyewear authority? Skip the beginner sunnies and head straight for these advanced-level frames.
Sun Buddies “Wesley” sunglasses
Nothing like a hit of slime green to liven up your look.
Masahiro Maruyam MM-0029 / #3 titanium sunglasses
Like a stained glass window for your face.
Bottega Veneta sunglasses
MCU supervillain goggles, but make it fashion.
Balenciaga “Neo” sunglasses
We all live in a simulation, anyway. Why not dress like it?
Vetements x Oakley spikes 200 sunglasses
Don’t get too close.
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.
Look Optic “Laurel” sunglasses
Premium UV protection for less than a C-note.
Warby Parker “Hatcher” sunglasses
The reigning champ of affordable sunnies returns to claim its crown.
Le Specs Bad Medicine rectangle sunglasses
Samuel L. levels of cool.
Sunski “Yuba” polarized sunglasses
Skip the sticker shock and go straight to Sunski.
Huckberry cruisers sunglasses
Knockaround shades that cost less than it does to get thoroughly sauced on your favorite pinot.
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.
Mr. Leight “Getty S” sunglasses
Because if you’re going to drop some serious coin on sunglasses, it helps if they’re inlaid with a few key hits of 12K gold.
Native Sons “Boris” square-frame acetate sunglasses
Jacques Marie Mage “Walker” tortoiseshell-acetate sunglasses
Extremely big “rock legend groggily stumbling out of the club at 6 in the morning” energy.
Matsuda aviator titanium sunglasses
The litmus test for guaranteed sunglass success? If Nicholson would wear ‘em courtside, you’re good.
Cutler and Gross 1375 sunglasses
Pure pap catnip.
The Technicolor Tints
Bright frames and tinted lenses: the quickest way to gift yourself some serious “Wait, is that dude famous?” energy.
Akila Zed sunglasses
A refreshing hit of lemon-lime to brighten up your vision.
Retrosuperfuture “Andy Warhol” edition sunset sunglasses
Gradients aren’t just for the lenses!
Sun Buddies “Serena” sunglasses
Rethink the traditional tortoise shell colorway.
Bonnie Clude Plum Plum sunglasses
Turns out, lavender can be calming and exciting simultaneously.
Doublet Flame sunglasses
The Geometry Review
For certified eyewear experts looking to round out (heh) already extensive collections, consider investing in some distinctly-shaped shades.
Celine Homme square-frame gold-tone sunglasses
The one obvious exception to “don’t be square.”
Warby Parker “Corwin” sunglasses
Most aviator-style sunglasses sport a teardrop design, but this one from Warby Parker rounds things out a bit.
Flatlist Hanky rectangle sunglasses
The other four-sided shape.
Ray-Ban oval sunglasses
It’s almost a crime if you don’t wear these ’90s-tinged sunglasses with a leather blazer.
Saint Laurent SL 68 sunglasses
For an angular vibe, get into a bold pair of cat eye sunnies like these milky white joints.
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.
Nike Gale Force sunglasses
Specially engineered to help you get off enormous fits.
Westward Leaning Volt 03 sunglasses
Go West, young man.
Givenchy rimless aviator metal sunglasses
Matthew Williams tricks out a sleek pair of Givenchy shades by stripping ‘em down to thier core components.
District Vision “Koharu” polycarbonate and titanium sunglasses
Tifosi Alliant sunglasses
Like the wacky protective goggles you threw on before high school shop class, but way sicker.
Cruise in Top Gun. Pacino in Scarface. Smith in Bad Boys. Join ‘em in the Big Lens Brigade.
Lexxola “Tommy” sunglasses
Imbue all your spring outfits with a not-so-subtle dose of louche ’70s decadence.
Barton Perreira Aeronaut titanium gradient aviator sunglasses
Switching on incognito mode never looked so good.
Carrera Eyewear gradient aviator sunglasses
Randolph Engineering Concorde classic aviator sunglasses
Handcrafted in the USA to the highest-flying standards.