Sunglasses are a year-round necessity, but summer is when they become truly indispensable. As coats are to winter, shades are to the warmer months: The first and most visible announcement of your style. As such, now is prime time for leveling up your collection with a new pair to sport all summer long.
The best shades are those that you can turn to year after year, regardless of what you’re wearing from the neck down (also: those that you don’t lose). Seasonal trends come and go but, for the most part, all eyewear boils down to a few timeless silhouettes: square, round, D-frame or aviator. Each has its merits—we’ve got some tips on what to consider when finding your perfect pair. For most guys, it pays to have at least one from each family of frames in your arsenal.
What to add this year? We’ve rounded up 11 pairs that subtly update to the most classic sunglass styles—shades that’ll see you looking sharp this summer and for many more to come.
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