The 31 Best Sunglasses for Men to Cop Ahead of Summer 2023

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It may be the first days of spring, but our minds are already starting to wander towards our summer outfits. It’s only natural to complete our fresh summer outfits with a nice pair of sunglasses right? And honestly, what makes you look cooler than an epic pair of sunglasses (Tom Cruise knows a thing or two about this)? If you are aiming to channel your inner Tom Cruise this summer, we have a solid list of the best sunglasses for men that we have carefully researched and put together. While the stylish element of shades aren’t to be underestimated, we quickly forget just how important they are in terms of protecting our eyes from UV Rays. As with any of our roundups, you’ll want to personally take into account the factors that you are looking for with your sunglasses purchase as only you can determine what’s best for you.

RELATED: AiiNAAK is a Modern Sunglasses Brand Reviving 1900s Edwardian Eyewear

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As far as our suggestions go—comfort is the number one factor in our book when it comes to selecting shades. You don’t want a pair of sunglasses that’s constantly sliding down your face or pinching the bridges of your nose as that’s…not comfortable. Sunglasses are also often very fragile, meaning if they fall off your face and onto the ground—that’s very likely the end of your sunglasses. For those reasons alone, it’s important to get the fit right. Make sure to take down the measurements of your best fitting sunglasses so that you can keep that in mind whilst searching for your new pair.

Another factor to consider is the overall style of the glasses. That’s more so a personality thing in our opinion. Do you like aviators, or are you more of a hexagonal sunglasses person? Only you can make that determination.

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Lastly, what are you willing to spend? Once again, this is a personal preference as there are sunglasses that range from super cheap quick pickups to luxury sunglasses that are worth thousands of dollars. Ultimately it all comes down to your budget and what you are looking to spend. Now that you have those factors in mind, we can dive into the list. Also, make sure to check out some of the cool sunglasses brands we’ve profiled in recent months for additional suggestions.

Our Picks for the Best Sunglasses for Men, at a Glance:

Most Stylish Sunglasses - DITA Midnight Special

Best Sunglasses Overall - Ray-Ban Frame Brown Lenses

Best Black Sunglasses - Shady Rays Blackout Polarized

Best Beach Sunglasses - MVMT Reveler Sunglasses

Best Luxury Sunglasses - Tom Ford Luxury Sunglasses

1. DITA Midnight Special

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Most Stylish Sunglasses

  • What We Love: The overall style and color
  • Something to Consider: Might be too pricey

When it comes to style, DITAs Midnight Special Sunglasses are top-tier as they pay inspiration to Hollywood’s Golden Age (think James Dean and James Bond). The Midnight Special glasses are a timeless classic design with DITA frames that are manufactured by skilled artisans and craftsmen who have spent as many as 50 years perfecting their craft. The acetates and metals on these glasses are one of the many factors that make them standout, and the brand offers five different colors to choose from (Black Palladium, Yellow Gold, Black Rhodium, Antique Silver, and 12K Gold). Definitely keep DITA in consideration for your sunglasses needs this summer.


2. Ray-Ban Frame Brown

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Best Sunglasses Overall

  • What We Love: The classic look
  • Something to Consider: May not always be in stock

It doesn’t get any more tried and true when it comes to sunglasses than Ray-Ban right? Obviously there’s a large catalog to choose from when it comes to their glasses so you don’t have to automatically roll with the pair that we selected. We just wanted to give you an example of one of our favorites from the brand. The Ray-Ban Frame Brown code name RB4331 gives you the masculine style that the company is associated with, and the choice of a havana style, or transparent colors for more options.

You can play around with a variety of gradients and lenses, and if need be, Ray-Ban gives you the choice to add prescription lenses if that is something you are looking to explore.


3. Shady Rays Blackout Polarized

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Shady Rays

Best Black Sunglasses

  • What We Love: The durable matte black frame
  • Something to Consider: Could be a tight fit around the bridge area

An all-black pair of shades has never failed anybody, and Shady Rays has an excellent pair worth copping called the “Blackout Polarized.” While we do automatically associate shades with the warmer months, there are some really cool individuals who can pull off wearing sunglasses in the winter months/cold weather, which these glasses allow you to do because of the overall style. Whether you fall into this category or not, Shady Rays is the way to go (and there’s other colors to browse through as well).


4. MVMT Reveler Sunglasses

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Best Beach Sunglasses

  • What We Love: The option to choose from polarized or non-polarized
  • Something to Consider: The size of the frame could be too large

Are these not a ridiculously cool pair of sunglasses? Seriously, they're sick. MVMT’s Reveler Sunglasses are a classic rectangle pair of shades that are designed with 100% acetate to give you balance, comfort, and durability. This is important because sometimes it can be harder to see and make out colors with darker shades of lenses, which is preferably something you want to avoid if you are going to be driving. The color of the shades is also one that allows you to easily pair with a lot of different outfits in your closet which is always an added bonus.


5. Tom Ford Luxury Sunglasses

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Tom Ford

Best Luxury Sunglasses

  • What We Love: The versatility of the shades
  • Something to Consider: Could uncomfortable in the nose bridge area

Sleek minimalism is the key factor in Tom Ford pieces, and their sunglasses are no exception. Combining luxury, glamour, and exclusivity, Tom Ford’s Luxury Sunglasses are fine and fun with the choice to add in prescription lenses if need be. There’s nothing quite like gray lenses against black frames, and Tom Ford executes this contrast perfectly with just the right amount of gray, and the right amount of black. The attention to detail and the overall quality of the glasses is on-point as usual too.


6. AiiNAAK

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  • What We Love: The vintage styling of the glasses
  • Something to Consider: May be too expensive

We profiled this emerging dynamic sunglasses brand back in February, and we’re immediately impressed with how they are making a splash in the sunglasses market already. Created by NY based designer Daniel Samimi, AiiNAAK has just released their debut collection of sunglasses, which are genderless, fashion-forward, and a tribute to Teddy Roosevelt with its classic Edwardian style.

Re-imagined for the modern world, AiiNAAK’s currently has three silhouettes that are available in non-prescription sunglasses & eyeglasses with the option to add a prescription if you so choose. The styles come in gold or black frames using polarized lenses with the option of blue light protection, with each piece being handcrafted in Los Angeles.


7. Thierry Lasry Democracy Sun

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Thierry Lasry
  • What We Love: The unique color combination
  • Something to Consider: The fit in the bridge may not suit everyone's face

Thierry Lasry is a brand that dares you to walk on the wild side and challenge your fashion creativity. If you are willing to take the walk, the brand has multiple sunglasses available for men that are stylish, cutting edge, and do the job of protecting you from the sun. The “Democracy Sun” shades are handcrafted in Italy with Italian acetate, and features chunky rims and wide temples. There’s two colors available, Honey and Tortoise Shell, and the frames can also be fitted with prescription lenses. 


8. Oakley Men’s Flak Beta

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  • What We Love: The fact that it is performance eyewear
  • Something to Consider: Could be a tight fit around the bridge of the nose

Oakley does performance eyewear very well, and their Men’s Flak Beta sunglasses are a testament to that. The interchangeable lenses are an innovative incorporation as they allow you the benefits of being able to work with whatever lens suits you best for that day, and the cool thing about Oakley is that you can virtually try on their sunglasses before buying to see if it’s a match.


9. Maui Jim Peahi Sunglasses

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Maui Jim
  • What We Love: The color
  • Something to Consider: May be too expensive

You can also check out Maui Jim’s assortment of sunglasses as well as they have quite a bit when it comes to men and unisex. The Peahi Sunglasses are amongst our favorites due to their durability and color offerings.


10. Costa Del Mar Tailwalker Sunglasses

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Costa Del Mar
  • What We Love: The adjustable nose pads
  • Something to Consider: The bold color may not be to your liking

Not only does Costa come through with an absolutely sick pair of shades, but they also give you adjustable nose pads that can be widened or narrowed to fit your unique nose shape and help with the comfort. Talk about a quality two-for-one. Their Tailwalker sunglasses are polarized, come in a standard fit, have a choice of brown or green lenses, and a frame color choice of either Matte Black or Matte Wetlands.


11. Ray-Ban Dark Blue Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The affordability
  • Something to Consider: The high bridge fit might not suit everyone's face

Another Ray-Ban to add on to the list, but this time we’re going with the dark blue.


12. Todd Snyder x MOSCOT 10 Year Anniversary Glasses

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  • What We Love: The cutting edge design
  • Something to Consider: May go above your budget

Tell us you didn’t immediately fall in love with these special edition sunglasses? Celebrating ten years of Todd Snyder New York, the brand recently teamed up with MOSCOT to introduce a new series of exclusive 10th Anniversary Editions called the “NOMAD,” which is a reimagined version of MOSCOT’s iconic ZILCH Sunglass. Crafted from a premium Italian acetate, the new ZILCH has a modern line and a sporty vibe, and comes in four different colors (Light Grey, Black, Brown, and Olive). 


13. Gucci Rectangular Glasses

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  • What We Love: The cutting edge design
  • Something to Consider: The lens and bridge width may not fit everyone's face

Gucci has a plethora of men’s sunglasses as well. You just have to browse around to see what works best for you. A suggestion on our end are the Gucci Rectangular Glasses which are a classic style that dates back decades


14. Randolph x Alpha Industries Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The traditional military design
  • Something to Consider: Aviators may not be your style

There's a reason why Top Gun chose to team up with Alpha Industries for their official apparel, and it’s because they are one of the best when it comes to aviator sunglasses with a military styling. Teaming up with Randolph to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, the Randolph x Alpha Industries HGU-4/P Aviator comes in a polished Bright Chrome finish, along with SkyForce Atlantic Blue mirror lens, available in polarized or non-polarized, that are inspired by the sapphire gem honoring the U.S. Air Force 75-year Anniversary.


15. Meller Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The assortment of sunglasses and the pricing
  • Something to Consider: The frame may not fit everyone's face

Meller is another brand that we’ve profiled recently that you should check out as they offer luxury style sunglasses at a non-luxury price. It really doesn’t get any better than that when it comes to avid sunglasses lovers, and their entire online catalog is worth a browse. Meller gives you over fifteen color combinations, and you can add a chain for an extra $15 if you so wish.

If you want to learn more about MELLER, click here.


16. Raen REMMY

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  • What We Love: The quality and design
  • Something to Consider: The Price

The REMMY sunglasses remind us a lot of the glasses the fellas used to wear back in the 1960s as they have a real hipster look to them. There's also a lot of different frame colors to choose from as well, which is always a nice bonus when it comes to picking out sunglasses.

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17. QUAY LET IT RUN Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The variety of choices
  • Something to Consider: The style of glasses may not best suit your face

QUAY has long been one of our favorite brands when it comes to copping sunglasses as they stay up to date, and continuously offer cutting edge looks. With these glasses in particular, QUAY gives you the option to choose either polarized or non-polarized, which is always a good choice to have.


18. Urban Orion Rectangle Sport Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The affordability and design
  • Something to Consider: The frame and style may not best suit your face

If you are looking to spend under $20, then Urban Outfitters has you covered with a solid pair of sunglasses that are built with a sporty look in mind. You can either choose the Assorted White and Purple, the standard Black and Grey, or the Blue and Orange. It's completely up to you.


19. J. Crew Factory Men's Rounded Glasses

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J. Crew
  • What We Love: The affordability and design
  • Something to Consider: The color of the glasses might not go with everything in your closet

Throwing another pair of vintage rounded glasses for your consideration, this time from J. Crew.

BUY NOW AT J. CREW, $29.50

20. Louis Vuitton 1.1 Millionaire Sunglasses

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Louis Vuitton
  • What We Love: The unique design
  • Something to Consider: The bridge fit might be uncomfortable

If these look like they belong on a runway, it's because they literally came from the runway. Not everybody can be a fashion model, but you can get pretty darn close with these glasses.


21. Prada PR 17WS

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  • What We Love: The vintage look
  • Something to Consider: The bridge fit could be uncomfortable

These sunglasses from Prada remind us a lot of the 1980s. In fact, there are certain elements of 80s fashion that is indeed making a comeback, so the glasses are right on time.


22. Costa Reefton Matte USA

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Backcountry & Beyond
  • What We Love: The affordability and design
  • Something to Consider: Not as versatile as other sunglasses

Memorial Day will be sooner rather than later, and before you know it the Fourth of July will be here as well. If you are in the patriotic spirit, then these might be a good pick up. Just saying.


23. Sunski Yuba

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  • What We Love: The contemporary design
  • Something to Consider: The frames could be too small for some faces

Polarized? Check! Nice design? Check! Suitable for the summer? Check!


24. KREWE Vindel Sweet Tea Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The sleek design
  • Something to Consider: Could be a bit pricey

KREWE Eyewear has an selection of sunglasses for men including the VINDEL, which is one of our favorites. The large shape design means it's suitable for most faces, and the cool thing about KREWE is that they are currently having a sale with over 200+ styles, including handcrafted fan-favorites & bestsellers being up to 70% off. The sale takes place until April 5th, so be sure to take a look.



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  • What We Love: The overall frame and design
  • Something to Consider: Might be too pricey

Another selection from KREWE just because we have affinity for anything modeled after Marlon Brando, who's one of our time men's style icons.


26. Warby Parker Bergen

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Warby Parker
  • What We Love: The design and the choice of prescription or non prescription lenses
  • Something to Consider: The shape of glasses may not be best suited for every face

Warby Parker is another one of our favorites when it comes to sunglasses brands, and the Bergen is among our favorites in their catalog. Ultimately if you are going to invest in a pair of sunglasses, you ideally want it to be something that is timeless. Our friends, the Bergen is definitely a timeless piece.


27. Zenni Black Square Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The affordability and design
  • Something to Consider: May not be as durable as other sunglasses on this list

The price looks amazing and so do the sunglasses, so we'll say Zenni has a winner here with their Black Square Glasses.


28. JAMES ORO Blue Tint

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  • What We Love: The blue tinted lenses
  • Something to Consider: Rimless sunglasses feel less encompassing on your face

A little Y2K style sunglasses since early 2000s fashion is making comeback thanks to the likes of TikTok and Gen Z.


29. Versace Dark Grey Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The timeless design and versatility
  • Something to Consider: The bridge may not be a comfortable fit

Versace is always going to give you a timeless versatile piece that can go with almost any and everything, and these Dark Grey sunglasses are no different. Versace is also one of the best in terms of luxury sunglasses, so there's also that.


30. Armani Exchange Black Sunglasses

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  • What We Love: The design and the price
  • Something to Consider: Might be too large for certain face shapes

You forgot all about Target didn't you? Target always has quality sunglasses be it in-store or online, and with Armani Exchange be a tried-and-true brand that has been delivering quality clothing and accessories for decades, you can't go wrong with this pickup.


31. Steve McQueen Persol 714SM

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  • What We Love: The foldable design
  • Something to Consider: Expensive

Sure would be nice if we could fold every pair of glasses right? Steve McQueen gives you that option, and the glasses are epic per usual for the brand. There's also multiple color options as well.


What to Consider When Buying Men’s Sunglasses

As mentioned earlier, comfort is the number one factor to consider when purchasing a pair of sunglasses, because glasses sit directly on your face. If you aren’t going to be comfortable, there’s really no point in buying. That can be a hard determination to make online, so try to reference the measurement/size of pairs that have worked for you before buying.The style of the sunglasses are another factor to keep in mind as well. If you don’t like aviator sunglasses, then it’s probably not a good idea to buy aviator sunglasses (and that applies for any style of sunglasses). Lastly, the price. What are you willing to spend? Be sure to have your budget in mind as you shop.

Frequently Asked Questions About Buying Men’s Sunglasses

Here are some frequently asked questions when it comes to buying men’s sunglasses.

What Should I Be Willing to Spend?

This ultimately comes down to you. Are you somebody who loves to frequently buy sunglasses, or are you a person that maybe buys a pair every couple of years? If you like to pick up pairs often, is it in your budget to buy $300 sunglasses once every couple of months? On the opposite end, if you are somebody that only buys sunglasses every few years, the splurge might be worth it. Your best bet is to go with classic frames as they are versatile, timeless, and easily pairable with a range of outfits in your closet. 

What About My Face Shape? What are the Best Frames?

It can be really hard to buy sunglasses online as you are deprived of the experience of being able to try them on in person. There are certain fashion pieces that you can accurately guess online based on previous items you have purchased (jeans for example), but you really need to try sunglasses on in person to see if they work. Obviously this isn’t always a possibility, so we suggest trying to find a previous pair that has worked with you, and buying based on those measurements. Some websites allow you the ability to virtually try on their glasses which is cool as well. Keep in mind your face shape, cheekbones, and jawline as well.

What Do I Pair With My Glasses?

It’s fashion! Do what you want. Pair sunglasses with what you want, and do it confidently. 

Make sure to keep up with us for more style content and updates. 

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