Fashion is always hitting new heights and styles change with great regularity. But there is one accessory that does not seem to change in any way, shape or form: eyewear. That’s right, if you want to buy your man a gift and cannot think what form of attire to get, just go for a stylish and fashionable pair of sunglasses.
Sunglasses and Eyeglasses make everyone look sharper, sexier and stylish. What man does not want to look and feel good? It also helps to add the finishing touch to a man’s grooming techniques and will no doubt make him feel good when out and about while wearing them. If the sun does not bother your eyes, you should still think strongly about investing in a great pair of sunglasses because they can protect the eyes from the ultra violet rays that emit from the sun. Those rays can damage the retina and lead to the formation of cataracts in later life.
Different Types of Lenses
Gradient lenses are the ones which are tinted from the top down, so the top of the lens appears darker than the bottom. This lens type is best for driving, because the sun beams from above and the darker top helps to protect your vision from this glare. The dashboard can clearly be seen as the bottom part of the lens is lighter. Double gradient lenses are where the sunglasses are tinted from the bottom up and the top. The lightest part of the lens is the middle. These are ideal for boating or walking on a white sandy beach. It protects the eyes from the glare of the overhead sun and also stops the brightness of the water or the brilliant sand, both of which strongly reflect the sun’s harmful rays. Photochromic Lenses are where the shade of the lens changes depending on the amount of sunlight trying to penetrate. Ideal for those cloudy days where the sun keeps popping in and out. The photochromic lenses are especially popular with bikers, drivers and tourists who don’t want to miss the view just because the light has dimmed.
A Growing Demand for Sunglasses
We know that a stylish pair of sunglasses adds that finishing touch to a man’s grooming, and designers are beginning to realise this and helping by offering a greater choice, varying styles and even value for money shades to be seen in. If we look at some of the fashion-first sunglasses available on the market today, we think you’ll agree there is a great choice and some outstanding brands to be owned that are an absolute must for any man’s accessories. Names like Ray-Ban, Persol, Oakley and the famous Burberry design, all have long since been associated with style, great branding and must-have fashion. Let us look closely at some of the top brands that can be purchased right now and see if you can mark that fashion statement you’ve always wanted to.
The Versace VE 2189
These dazzling sunglasses are right away going to put you in the spotlight. It may be the classic black and gold mixture – two striking colours that really do go together in perfect harmony. Regardless of the dress you decide to wear, Versace VE 2189 sunglasses are stunning when that jet black frame really stands out. The delicate gold detail really stands out too. But its finest grace is that you are getting style and a fashion-forward item without having to break the bank. Versace VE 2189 sunglasses retail at around 146 euros and come in a choice of five different colours or shades.
The Prada Linea Rossa Netex Collection (PS 51 OS)
There are so many fashionable sunglasses in this range that today’s stylish and fashion-conscious man will be spoiled for choice. The glasses range in several shapes and styles from squared, round, rectangular, pilot, pillowed, oval and irregular. Black on black sunglasses can be suitable for any occasion. The metal frames are of the highest quality and the lens is generally made of plastic. The pilot-shaped design sit wonderfully on the face. Moreover, the price of the Prada Linea Rossa Netex sunglasses never tends to go much above 160 euros, making owning Prada affordable and a must-have accessory in your collection.
Ray-Ban Blaze (Round RB 3574 N)
If you like to look a little bit bling, the Ray-Ban Blaze sunglasses are just made for you. The remarkable plastic lens comes in a dark orange mirror gold effect. Very seductive! These are original Ray-Ban and come with the company’s own warranty and an affordable price.
Giorgio Armani AR
Armani sunglasses have a trend of bringing out the unusual in design. Often rounded in shape, these designer shades stand out because of the fun print embossed on the frame. The quality of the plastic is very high – as you would expect nothing less from the famous brand of Armani. The AR 8117 and AR 8093 are available in six different colours and are suitably priced at around 139 to 165 euros per pair.
Burberry BE 3074
This is the dream brand for many. Burberry is a brand that makes people stand up and notice. It has a unique and appealing design, yet there is something that is not too over the top and flashy about them. It could certainly be said of the Burberry BE 3074 with its rectangular shaped lens, strong metal frame and delicate high quality plastic lens. This brand and model has charm and its larger size means it will fit great when wearing a polo shirt or smart jacket.
Burberry BE 4268
The BE 4268 model are square-shaped with a thick plastic frame and a printed logo against a black backdrop. A true trendsetter in designer sunglasses, the Burberry BE 42678 retails at a fairly reasonable price. At just 114 euros, it means anyone can wear the much-loved Burberry sunglasses without breaking the bank.
Dolce and Gabbana DG 2196
The white and gold finishing of the Dolce and Gabbana DG 2196 sunglasses blends the plastic and metal framework beautifully with its distinctive design and flash of DG initials embossed on them. Moreover, the DG logo is in gold and are a firm favourite among many celebrities. The lens is there to impress too. It is made up of a mirror petrol finish of light green on high quality plastic. Indeed, the lens size is perfect for accentuating a stunning face. Measuring 40 mm wide and 43 mm tall, this model of designer shades is a much-wanted fashion accessory that gives off a real statement of your style and intent to look great.
There are many other sunglasses for men and for women that can be considered designer and a fashion-forward accessory.
- Christian Dior
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Emporio Armani
- Giorgio Armani
- Marc By Marc Jacobs
- Marc Jacobs
- Michael Kors
- Prada Linea Rossa
- Ray ban
- Roberto Cavalli
- Tom Ford
Many of these brands are household names in designer sunglasses for men and for women. However, they are all suitably priced and available to buy with little or no despatch and delivery fees. This applies only to countries within the EU trading bloc.