12 best men's sunglasses to buy this spring

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12 best men's sunglasses to buy this spring - Getty Images 
12 best men's sunglasses to buy this spring - Getty Images

Sunglasses should be something you can have fun with. Admittedly, some styles fit some faces better than others (arched eyebrows suit rounded lenses, straight brows suit square frames) but rules are there to be broken. I say hit the opticians and try as many as you like.

Wire frames allow you to experiment with oversized lenses without heading down the Rocketman route. The classic aviator with traditional Top Gun green lenses looks best paired with a black or gunmetal frame.

Next has a great pair with filter-3 UV lenses at only £14. Gold wire frames have a 1970s retro vibe so you can be more playful with your choice of lens. Finlay’s Parker aviator with a Californian sunset-orange graduated tint sets a good example.

Acetate frames are a different way to introduce some colour — not everyone is happy to see things through rose-tinted glasses, after all. French brand Izipizi’s Glazed Ice collection features some real gems; the frosted blue in the #E shaped frame is a personal favourite.

Ted Baker’s Daxtar, with contrast tortoiseshell arms, and Ace & Tate’s Tom, with honey-toned Brick Lane frames, are also worth checking out.

The current trend is to mix materials. Marks & Spencer Collection’s new aviator combines a tortoiseshell acetate rim with metal brow-bar and arms, and Sun Smart UPF50+ lenses for those sensitive to bright light. Taylor Morris’ Ledbury in Tawny is another great shout; a lightweight square frame that takes its cues from the classic wayfarer.

If sustainability is of concern, head to Wires. All of their shades are made with stainless steel wire and 3D printing for their lens rims, leading to a fraction of the waste.

Shades descriptions

Maccready (Silver/Pine Forest/Orange) £165 by WIRES (wiresglasses.com) - Wires Glasses 
Maccready (Silver/Pine Forest/Orange) £165 by WIRES (wiresglasses.com) - Wires Glasses

Maccready (Silver/Pine Forest/Orange) £165 by Wires

Glazed Ice #E (Frosted Blue) £40 by IZIPIZI 
Glazed Ice #E (Frosted Blue) £40 by IZIPIZI

Glazed Ice #E (Frosted Blue) £40 by Izipizi

Tom (Brick Lane) from £100 by Ace & Tate  - Ace & Tate 
Tom (Brick Lane) from £100 by Ace & Tate - Ace & Tate

Tom (Brick Lane) from £100 by Ace & Tate

Gunmetal aviator £14 by Next  - Next 
Gunmetal aviator £14 by Next - Next

Gunmetal aviator £14 by Next

DB7048/S (Gold Havana) £114 by David Beckham (fashioneyewear.co.uk) - Fashion Eyewear 
DB7048/S (Gold Havana) £114 by David Beckham (fashioneyewear.co.uk) - Fashion Eyewear

DB7048/S (Gold Havana) £114 by David Beckham (fashioneyewear.co.uk)

Otus (Dusk) £99 by Bird  - Bird 
Otus (Dusk) £99 by Bird - Bird

Otus (Dusk) £99 by Bird

Brown Retro £14 by River Island  - River Island 
Brown Retro £14 by River Island - River Island

Brown Retro £14 by River Island

Parker (Gold/Orange) £150 by Finlay - Finlay 
Parker (Gold/Orange) £150 by Finlay - Finlay

Parker (Gold/Orange) £150 by Finlay

Light Havana aviator £99 by Larsson & Jennings  -  Larsson & Jennings 
Light Havana aviator £99 by Larsson & Jennings - Larsson & Jennings

Light Havana aviator £99 by Larsson & Jennings

Metal aviator with polarised lenses £19.50 by Marks & Spencer Collection - Marks & Spencer Collection
Metal aviator with polarised lenses £19.50 by Marks & Spencer Collection - Marks & Spencer Collection

Metal aviator with polarised lenses £19.50 by Marks & Spencer Collection

Ledbury (Tawny) £160 by Taylor Morris  - Taylor Morris 
Ledbury (Tawny) £160 by Taylor Morris - Taylor Morris

Ledbury (Tawny) £160 by Taylor Morris

Daxtar (Grey) £75 by Ted Baker  - Ted Baker 
Daxtar (Grey) £75 by Ted Baker - Ted Baker

Daxtar (Grey) £75 by Ted Baker

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