Eight Essential Sunglasses For Summer

Protect your peepers with these stylish shades.

By Terry Christodoulou 08/12/2020

A pair of sunglasses is an essential and stylish tool for every man. This year, coloured lenses have brightened up the eyewear space and added a welcome dose of fun. Here, eight essential shades for summer.


Fendi Roma Amor Sunglasses

Fendi Roma Amor Sunglasses

No, not those Fendi’s, these. Here the Roma Amor sunglasses with square frames offers a bold take (it’s still Fendi) on a more classic design. The ‘Havana’ coloured tortoiseshell acetate is accompanied by brown lenses, while transparent temples expose the two-toned-acetate inserts showcasing the Fendi name.

$480;  Fendi.com


Oliver Peoples Cary Grant Sun Round Frames

Let’s get this one out of the way, Oliver Peoples is a must-have and the ‘Cary Grant’ is one of the brand’s most important and timeless shapes – nodding to the pair worn by the actor in the 1959 film North by Northwest. Handmade in Italy from lightweight acetate and hand-laid with silver tone pins the slick set of shades offers only the best while the brown hues paired with the green lenses bring a fresh view to a classic model.

Approx. $465; mrporter.com


Thom Browne TB 109 Sunglasses

Thom Browne Sunglasses

For a streamlined and refined look this summer, opt for this pair from Thom Browne. The round sunglasses arrive in 12-carat gold-plated black titanium with blue lenses. Constructed in Japan, Browne’s signature tricolour enamelled detailing is found on the temple tips. Subtle and chic.

$895; harrolds.com.au


Rhude + Thierry Lasry Rhodeo Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

Rhude, Lasry Sunglasses 

A fashion-forward take on a classic pair of black shades, this pair from Rhude in collaboration with famed French eyewear designer, Thierry Lasry, offers the finest in eyewear. Handcrafted in France from glossy black Mazzucchelli acetate the design playful emboldens the classic square frame and is fitted with light grey lenses.

$646; mrporter.com



Rimowa Pantos Crystal Navy Mirrored Round Sunglasses

Rimowa Pantos Sunglasses

Sharp shades from the renowned luggage label Rimowa were launched this year, showcasing the brand’s commitment to design innovation. From the above Pantos pair expect two overlaid pieces of nylon frame assembled by pins – echoing Rimowa’s iconic luggage – while the clear spec is fitted with blue lenses in what is a fresh way to welcome the warmer weather. 

$450; rimowa.com


Jacques Marie Mage Sexton Square-Frame

JMM Sexton 

Named after the famed American F1 driver – Daniel Sexton Gurney – this pair of square frame sunglasses are handmade in Japan from gold-tone titanium and fitted with ‘70s-style yellow lenses. Elsewhere the acetate temple tips ensure maximum comfort.

Approx. $1115; mrporter.com



Sener Besim S7 Nero Graphite Sunglasses

Sener Besim Sunglasses 

Australian designer Sener Besim’s eponymous label elevates the idea of minimalism through this pair of sunglasses. The S7 sees smoothed spherical cut lenses, a double wired titanium bridge and an ultra-light curved frame creates a sleek floating structure. Each pair takes 1040 man-hours to craft by Japanese artisans and is finished with a custom onyx crystal tip – hand-placed by a jeweller

$950; senerbesim.com



The Reference Library Mickey Aviator-Style Acetate Sunglasses

Mickey Pair Sunglasses

Bold is the word for the upper end of men’s fashion – especially as the weather warms. If you have the confidence, you’ll see this ‘Mickey’ pair by The Reference Library as a must-have. Arriving in a versatile aviator style shape, made from dark-green acetate and fitted with light-blue lenses these aren’t a pair for a shrinking violet.

Approx. $686; mrporter.com



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