The Shades Of It All: Great Men’s Sunglasses For Summer

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It’s basically summer, folks—time to stock up on your warm-weather must-haves. But while you might pick up your flip-flops at the drug store, if you’re going to shell out some cash on an accessory of choice, a pair of trendy designer sunglasses is definitely the way to go. Just don’t leave them at the pool.

Here are some of our favorites top-of-the-line shades.


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Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer, $200
These shades have defined summer cool for generations, and been worn by everyone from Marilyn Monroe and James Dean to Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Why mess with perfection?

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Prada Portrait Brown Gradient Lenses, $310
Subtle modern elements added to vintage ’60s-style shades are the biggest trend in eyewear right now. Get into it.

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Gucci Fashion Aviator Sunglasses, $325
Circular specs are everywhere, but if you’re afraid of looking too cartoon-y, this flyboy style might be for you.

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Oakley Plaintiff, $160

If you’re planning on doing something more strenuous than sipping Coronas this summer, these babies are sporty and still have style to spare.

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Louis Vuttion Attitude Pilote, $620
These aviator shades might cost more than your TV, but a classic never go out of style.