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With Top Gun: Maverick in cinemas, it’s no surprise that people are looking at a trendy new pair of sunglasses. But you don’t have to be Tom Cruise to wear a fancy pair of sunglasses. Protect your eyes – and look effortlessly cool while doing it – with some of the best men’s sunglasses from Hollywood-backed brands and labels seen on the big screen.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the most stylish men’s sunglasses that will have you feeling fresh and smooth this summer, no matter your budget or aesthetic.
1. RetroSuperFuture Warhol Sunglasses
Inspired by classic Andy Warhol shades, these black keyhole bridge sunglasses from RetroSuperFuture are a natural good piece for summer. These sleek circular frames will never go out of style, and for the quality you get, $180 isn’t bad either.
RetroSuperFuture Warhol Sunglasses
2. Ray-Ban Scuderia Ferrari Sunglasses
The Monaco Grand Prix may have already passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t channel the racing with a pair of special-edition sunglasses. While Ray-Ban is best known for its star-studded Wayfarers and aviators, opt for these Scuderia Ferrari frames instead – from one of summer’s best fashion collaborations – and enjoy the reliability of the brand with a classic Italian style.
Ray Ban Scuderia Ferrari
3. Fossil Julian Rectangular Sunglasses
Offering 100% UV protection, Fossil’s Julian frames are a good all-around pair of sunglasses if you don’t want to break the bank. At under $100, it’s also a bargain.
Fossil Julian Rectangle Sunglasses
5. Privé Reveaux Surf City Sunglasses
If you have a wide face and love retro surfer style, these Surf City polarized frames from Privé Revaux (the eyewear brand backed by Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Benson and other stars) are sure to get you the effortless look.
Privé Revaux Surf City Sunglasses
6. Matsuda 2903 Sunglasses
More futuristic than some of the other shades on this list, the Matsuda 2903 sunglasses use titanium to create a different yet cool take on circular frames. Matte gold finishes add an extra touch to a good pair of luxury eyewear – one you’ll want to show off. (Linda Hamilton wore Matsuda in her iconic Terminator 2 scene, while Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr. were seen in the Japanese brand.)
Matsuda 2903H Sunglasses
7. Persol Aviator Sunglasses
A reimagining of a classic silhouette, Persol’s Aviators are bendable and a bit more jagged than the type you might see on Maverick or Goose. The tortoiseshell finish gives it a modern and cool look.
Persol Aviator Sunglasses
8. Sol Peepers Sunglasses
Square frame sunglasses from Peepers are a bargain. At $27, they’ve got all the eye protection you’d expect from something much more expensive, and they look the part too. The gray case is also very practical and the frames are made from environmentally friendly materials. For under $30, these get the job done while looking a lot fancier than they actually are.
Sol Peepers Sunglasses
9. Warby Parker Downing Sunglasses
Warby Parker’s Downing sunglasses offer a shiny, vintage-inspired take on the increasingly popular circular frame with black lenses. You can also customize the width of the frame to fit your face.
Parker Downing Warby Sunglasses
10. Rimowa Pilot Clear Sunglasses
Combining early 2000s R&B fashion with 80s movie star flair, Rimowa Pilot sunglasses are a distinctive summer look. Available in frames with colored reflective graphic lenses (featuring the Shibuya crossing in Japan or the Copacabana beach promenade in Brazil) and bendable matte options, the mirrored look is reminiscent Superior gun, while the fact that they are rimless adds a touch of modernity. The two work perfectly together for a cool luxury pair of sunglasses.
Rimowa Pilot transparent sunglasses
11. DL Eyewear Aylmer Sunglasses
Founded by fashionable frames star Dan Levy, DL Eyewear is a go-to for statement frames ranging from oversized cat-eye sunglasses to laid-back metal-rimmed aviators. These oversized square Aylmer sunglasses add a 70s-inspired finish to any summer ensemble by the pool or the beach, and the gradient brown nylon lenses offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. (They are also available in other lens tints.)
Aylmer DL Eyewear Sunglasses
12. Gucci Square Rectangle Glasses
For a luxe twist on the classic Clubmaster frame, opt for Gucci’s oversized square sunglasses in glossy black acetate and gold-tone metal.
Gucci square rectangular glasses
13. Vontelle Ankara Airmen
Vontélle’s Ankara airmen pay homage to the African heritage of its founders. Complete with traditional patterns as well as modern designs, the black-owned company makes sunglasses that combine the new with the old. It’s also for a good cause, as Vontélle donates a portion of the sales to homeless shelters and various charities.
Vontelle Ankara Airmen
14. Alexander Daas Victory Sunglasses
Often sported by Forest Whittaker, this pair with retro charm from Alexander Daas combines Hollywood style and functionality. Not only are Victory sunglasses stylish, but you can also choose different frame and lens combinations. (Michael Keaton wore the eyewear designer’s frames in Need of speedwhile Zendaya is said to be a regular customer at the brand’s LA boutique.)
Alexander Daas Victory Sunglasses