Let’s face it, men’s sunglasses are an absolute must-have in the summer. No outfit is complete without them, and let’s not forget that a good pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from UV rays, which in turn will protect you from serious conditions like photokeratitis and cataracts.
Plus, now that we do all of our socialization outdoors, there has never been a more important time to invest. So, to save yourself from squinting at your commitments over the next few months, add a pair to the basket ASAP.
So the question isn’t whether you need new shades, it’s which sunglasses are right for you? How do you know what is right for you when shopping online? Should you drop a wad of cash on designer pairs or will a high street alternative do the job?
In short, you can make a judgment based on your face shape. If you have a rounded face, go for something angled. Shorter square shapes can get away with wearing small on-trend shades, while longer faces should stick with larger lenses that provide better brow coverage. If you have a heart shape or an oval face, you are sorted. Almost anything is allowed.
On the budget side, good news: a few years ago, European regulations were tightened, requiring all sunglasses to block 99 to 100% of UV rays. Anything on market stalls or bought on second-hand sites can be dangerous, so stick with the trustworthy retailers we all know and love.
Need some inspiration? Keep scrolling to see 21 of our favorite men’s sunglasses to buy in 2021.