The 36 Best Sunglasses for Men in Every Style and Budget

The 36 Best Sunglasses for Men in Every Style and Budget

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Best Bang for Your Buck

Huckberry Weekenders

Weekenders

Best Bang for Your Buck

Huckberry Weekenders

A simple, lightweight, modern Wayfarer design with a durable construction is all any guy’s sunglasses game needs. When you consider the value of these bad boys, the Weekenders are a classic styling option that’s all too easy to re-up on when you need a fresh pair of shades. They come in a wide array of colors and only cost you $35 for a polarized pair. Yeah, these shades are good.

Best Futuristic Sunglasses

Oakley HSTN

HSTN

Best Futuristic Sunglasses

Oakley HSTN

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While you can’t go wrong with really any Oakley shades, these new gender-neutral HSTN sunglasses stand out from the pack and are made to handle all types of physical activity. A lightweight O-Matter frame means they’ll sit comfortably on your face, while its circular lens and throwback Razor Blades-inspired trigger stem means you can bank on them drawing more eyes in your direction—in the best way—than your average pair of shades.

Best premium Sunglasses

Garrett Leight Ruskin Sun

Ruskin Sun

Best premium Sunglasses

Garrett Leight Ruskin Sun

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Over the past couple of years, Garrett Leight has slowly set the standard in what a timeless pair of shades should exhibit. No matter what style you choose, you can expect a durable lightweight design that’s going to leave you looking cool, calm, and collected. This Bio Charcoal pair of Ruskin Sun’s will gain you subtle IFYKY respect.

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Most classic sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer

RB2140 Original Wayfarer

Most classic sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer

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Wayfarer is a classic shape that was first introduced in the 50s and achieved cult status in the 80s, courtesy of so many stars wearing them—Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, George Micael, and Madonna, to name a few. Now, with a few stylish design tweaks, the classic Wayfarer style is donning a modern look that’s worthy of your attention.

Best Eco-friendly Sunglasses

Sunski Yuba

Yuba

Best Eco-friendly Sunglasses

Sunski Yuba

When you’re enjoying the breathtaking views of nature while hiking up a mountain, it’s possible that pollution and your carbon footprint might cross your mind. Do yourself (and nature) a favor with these polarized shades made of recyclable materials. They come with a lifetime warranty, so you’ll never have to think about shopping for another pair of sunglasses again—and that’s a good thing, right?

Best Retro Sunglasses

Vallon Howlin’

Howlin'

Best Retro Sunglasses

Vallon Howlin’

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VALLON offers several timeless European-style frames for less than $120. Howlin’ is an aviator that invokes some big 1970s energy. As far as specs go, they’re handcrafted from premium acetate (meaning they’re very hardwearing) and equipped with a detachable head strap and polarized lenses.

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Best budget sunglasses

Privé Revaux The Glide Sunglasses

The Glide Sunglasses

Best budget sunglasses

Privé Revaux The Glide Sunglasses

Co-signed by Jamie Foxx himself, this uber-affordable yet uber-sexy pair of aviators are classic and sassy in one. With lenses that simultaneously block blue light and provide optical clarity, these shades are also great for reading.

Best round sunglasses

Warby Parker Bergen

Bergen

Best round sunglasses

Warby Parker Bergen

It’s the small details, like the hinges and end pieces that situate the temples above the lenses so that they look like they’re floating, that give these scratch-resistant, impact-resistant sunglasses a major boost of style without you having to opt for a wild-looking pair of shades.

Best aviator sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Classic Aviators

Amazon’s Choice

RB3025 Classic Aviators

Best aviator sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Classic Aviators

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Very few sunglasses styles can be dubbed iconic, but the iconic Top Gun tear-drop style has been (and will continue to be) a classic worthy of any guy’s mug. Plus, they’re polarized and offer 100% UV protection.

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Best lightweight sunglasses

ThinOptics Mountain View Sunglasses

Mountain View Sunglasses

Best lightweight sunglasses

ThinOptics Mountain View Sunglasses

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Don’t let your cool shades weigh you down. With ThinOptics ultra-lightweight aviator frames, you’ll barely remember you’re even wearing sunglasses. To protect these feather-weight champs, the brand provides a thin, durable aluminum case, eliminating any bulk to your pockets.

best outdoor sunglasses

Ombraz Classic

Editor’s Choice

Classic

best outdoor sunglasses

Ombraz Classic

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A winner of our Outdoor Awards, Ombraz replaced traditional sunglasses arms with a strong Japanese nylon cord that wraps around the entire head. The result is a pair of shades that are lightweight and capable of staying still on your head all types of activity in all types of weather. They’re also reasonably affordable—only $150 for a polarized pair that you customize.

Best no-frill sunglasses

Zenni Square Glasses 2033312

Square Glasses 2033312

Best no-frill sunglasses

Zenni Square Glasses 2033312

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If you’re looking for a stylish pair of shades that you won’t have to worry about damaging, then look to Zenni. They offer what seems like an endless amount of styles, with most of them costing under $30. We think this square silhouette is good-looking—especially for wearing at the beach or at a ballgame.

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best folding sunglasses

Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses

714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses

best folding sunglasses

Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses

If these sunglasses were good enough for Steve McQueen, they’re good enough for us. These classic foldable frames from Persol were originally introduced in the ‘60s, but look just as stylish for the modern man of today.

Best wood sunglasses

Woodies Clear Acetate Sunglasses

Clear Acetate Sunglasses

Best wood sunglasses

Woodies Clear Acetate Sunglasses

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You’re one of a kind, so shouldn’t your sunglasses follow suit? Each lightweight wood-based Woodies frame is unique, with polarized lenses and comfortable, ultra-durable fit to boot. And now that you’ve got surefire structure and durability out of the way, a clear option with blue lenses will assist with delivering on the personality front (if that sunglasses combo isn’t your vibe, don’t worry—the brand offers 50+ different other pairs of sunglasses for you to sport year round).

Best designer sunglasses

Tom Ford Jaden 60MM Navigator Sunglasses

Jaden 60MM Navigator Sunglasses

Best designer sunglasses

Tom Ford Jaden 60MM Navigator Sunglasses

If you’re ready to lay down some major cash on a pair of designer aviator glasses, Tom Ford’s sunglasses have that tasteful, je ne sais quoi look with a dashing brow bar that are best for enduring style. Really, with this on your face, you’ll look anything but ordinary.

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Best geometric sunglasses

MVMT Abstract

Abstract

Best geometric sunglasses

MVMT Abstract

Distinctly shaped sunglasses aren’t always the easiest to pull off. But with the right prerequisites—jawlines, cheekbones, square face, etc.—they can really pop off. Now lighter yet tougher than ever, if you’ve got the right stuff, then certainly don’t miss the Abstract.

Best polarized sunglasses

Revo Jett

Jett

Best polarized sunglasses

Revo Jett

A pair of outdoor shades needs to offer an unobstructed panoramic view so you can stay tuned while hiking, cycling, surfing, or just wilding out, like these for instance. Providing HD colors to your eyes through its polarized NASA lenses, these lightweight sunnies are meant for all your alfresco adventures.

Best everyday sunglasses

Peter Millar Vantage Sunglasses

Vantage Sunglasses

Best everyday sunglasses

Peter Millar Vantage Sunglasses

Vintage-inspired round sunglasses are a trendy option that’s great for guys with any shape of the face. Peter Millar riffs on that with UV 400 protection and a keyhole bridge that won’t press on your nose, meaning these shades can let you daily sun-blazing in style and comfort.

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Best protective sunglasses

Smith Optics Operator’s Choice Elite

Operator’s Choice Elite

Best protective sunglasses

Smith Optics Operator’s Choice Elite

Designed for manual work, these sunglasses live up to the hostile demands of traveling the ocean, fishing in the wild, working in an oil factory, or even outdoor shooting. They’re in fact safety-rated and engineered to cut glare while amping up details so you can clearly see what’s going on at hand or around you.

Best brow bar sunglasses

Randolph Sportsman

Sportsman

Best brow bar sunglasses

Randolph Sportsman

The added acetate brow bar in these stylish vintage sunglasses can be the perfect finishing touch to all your fits. With anti-reflective lenses and skull temples that provide comfort behind the ear, they’re also quite wearable every day.

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Bernd Fischer

Bernd Fischer is a freelance writer based in London covering style for Men’s Health. Before relocating to the United Kingdom, Bernd was a Content Editor at GQ Middle East in Dubai, having previously served in the same role at GQ South Africa in Cape Town. He has written for Paper, The Manual, Mic, Splinter, and the South African editions of Glamour and House & Garden. Bernd is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School in New York. 

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