Just as every dad has his day (Father’s Day 18th June), every man has his week (Men’s Health Week 12-18th June).
So it’s no coincidence that we round up the top 10 most stylish mens sunglasses for the summer of 2017 – because the health benefits of wearing sunglasses are numerous and they also help every dad keep his cool. Just choose something from this list, and you can’t go wrong.
These Tom Ford Alex sunglasses in black, pay homage to some classic design accents, like the double bridge that is reminiscent of Aviators and the frame shape that echoes the classic square frames worn in super stylish ‘50s and ‘60s America. The green lenses are on-trend and also finish off the retro feel perfectly.
Persol has been the epitome of classic cool for decades as this pair of sunglasses conclusively proves. Taking their cue from the1950s Clubmaster design, they reinterpret the look for a new generation with authenticity and panache. They’re ideal for any look, with understated Havana brown tortoiseshell paired with gold metal and green polarised lenses. They also fold into a convenient pocket-sized case and are finished with the distinctive Persol ‘Supreme Arrow’ for the seal of true craftsmanship.
Never one to play down its fashion icon credentials, Dita celebrates its 20th anniversary with the release of its most innovative design yet. The Decade Two takes the classic Aviator and launches it into deep space, showcasing Dita’s technical advances over the last 20 years in the process. Just one look tells you Decade Two is a fashion lover’s meld of past and future, classic and cutting edge – with a sleek, handcrafted Japanese frame, two-base lenses and mesh metal bridge in titanium, 18 carat gold and diamond end pieces.
For the active man in your life, just take a look at this latest milestone from Oakley. They may have a charming 1970s throwback look to them, but make no mistake that these are some seriously space-age sunglasses. The Radar EV Path features ventilated lenses to ensure crystal clear vision at all times, no matter how hot or cold the weather. The frames are made from patented O-Matter making them incredibly light and robust. And finally, the amazing Prizm Trail lenses automatically enhance colour tones. He’ll be blown away.
For men of all ages, a bit of easy-to-wear retro style is a wardrobe essential. Saint Laurent’s take on the retro look is oozing with trademark luxe and sophistication – with beautifully crafted tortoiseshell acetate, silver metal bridge, engraved Saint Laurent temples and on-trend brown crystal lenses. Simple, classic luxury at its best.
Continuing this season’s retro trend is Ray Ban with a pair of quirky round sunglasses that have vintage style written all over them. Inspired by the tea shades of the 1960s immortalised by John Lennon, they feature a fine, lightweight frame in Arista Gold matched with beautiful green lenses. Vintage style is hot right now, but as time has shown, it’s also a look that will never go out of fashion.
Whether he’s the bronzed lifeguard type or an armchair surfer, he will just love the simplicity and comfort of these on-trend sunglasses from Maui Jim. Snapback is Hawaiian surf slang for a quick, short turn, although we can’t guarantee these sunglasses will improve his surfing. The classic Wayfarer style frame is lightweight boasts a contemporary matte finish. The polarised lenses deliver outstanding colour enhancement and full protection from the sun’s rays.
The Santos De Cartier Collection is a tribute to Santos Dumont, the famous aviator. And, as you can see, the Bombardier is brimming with timeless style but also innovative, precision features. The contemporary, pilot-shaped frame is a style that will always be on-trend and can be worn everywhere and anywhere. Brushed-ruthenium finished temples showcase a row of gold screws with an engraved Cartier signature. Black end pieces perfectly match the soft, calfskin brow clip, advanced flex hinges allow for a custom-style fit and grey, polarised lenses.
Moscot Eyewear is a New York institution, founded over 100 years ago, and their sunglasses are iconic symbols of NYC style. The Zev is inspired by the ‘Poor Boy’ spectacles provided by the National Health Service in the 1960s. They’re named after the cousin of the founder, a neighbourhood lawyer who wore frames like this when he wanted to put his best face forward when defending his neighbours. The fine, on-trend tortoiseshell frames are perfectly paired with gold metal and green for a distinct yet understated look.
Let’s face it, which man wouldn’t want to be an urban pilot when they see this pair of sunglasses from style icon, Gucci. They step up the classic aviator style, giving them oodles of polished urban attitude. The slender acetate frame is a simple, minimalist design, while the dark lenses, double bridge and the famous, subtle red and green detailing hints at hidden depths of luxury.