We've taken the guesswork out of stylish sunnies so you can stop squinting and achieve serious sartorial style this summer with our favorites from this season's men's collections. This necessary accessory adds a finishing touch to any outfit, regardless of how you define personal style. Check out our top picks for your next pair.
Linda Farrow Luxe Titanium Snakeskin Aviators
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Most sunglasses tend to be made out of some combination of plastic and metal, but luxury designer Linda Farrow has added new exotic materials like snakeskin to her designs. Linda Farrow
is a top sunglasses designer in the industry and has collaborated with brands including Alexander Wang, The Row, and Dries Van Noten. Her designs mix classic shapes with innovative materials and details. In her own designs, Linda Farrow always shows bold pieces that are perfect to wear year-round. One amazing pair is the Luxe Titanium Snakeskin Aviators
in a classic aviator shape, modernized with snakeskin coated temples.
Linda Farrow Luxe Titanium Snakeskin Aviators, $737; available at parkandbond.com.
Rounded Lenses: Aviators are a classic go-to shape, but recently there has been a shift towards a more rounded lens style. A rounded lens shape is a great way to incorporate some vintage style without having to rock a full retro look. Even though these sunglasses are a nod to vintage styles, they're being made by some of the most modern designers around like these styles by Alexander Wang and Dries Van Noten.
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Alexander Wang Rounded Matte Sunglasses, $369; available at parkandbond.com.
Dries Van Noten Round Acetate Sunglasses, $350; available at parkandbond.com.
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Tortoiseshell: Super versatile tortoiseshell is the new black in the world of sunglasses. A favorite of style setters such as Brad Pitt and Olivia Palermo, tortoiseshell sunglasses are a seasonless accessory that we see popping up everywhere. From aviators to square frames, this classic colorway can be found in many different styles and continue to be a signature offering from a variety of designers and brands.
Bottega Veneta Tortoiseshell Aviator Sunglassses
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Bottega Veneta Tortoiseshell Aviator Sunglasses, $475; available mrporter.com.
Yves Saint Laurent Square-Frame Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
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Yves Saint Laurent Square-Frame Tortoiseshell Sunglasses, $275; available at mrporter.com.
Extremely Oversized: Oversized sunglasses have always been highly popular for their use in hiding under-eye circles or hiding behind when you're hungover. This season, the oversized sunglasses trend has been taken to the next level with sunglasses that look more like shields than eyewear. Made by cutting-edge designers such as Rick Owens and Tom Ford, this contemporary trend is sure to blow up--so buy now to stay ahead of the herd.
Rick Owens Oversized Shield Sunglasses
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Rick Owens Oversized Shield Sunglasses, $489; at barneys.com.
Alexander McQueen Wooden-Arm Square Sunglasses
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Wood, a rather unexpected material, has become really popular in sunglasses, especially with the eco-friendly perks that come with it. The wood detailing is usually found on the temples and frames of the sunglasses and adds an edgy look to any style. Brands such as Alexander McQueen
have embraced this wooden trend.
Alexander McQueen Wooden-Arm Square Sunglasses, $480; available at bergdorfgoodman.com.
TOMS 'Kathmandu' Sunglasses
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TOMS 'Kathmandu' Sunglasses, $139; available at nordstrom.com.