The warmer weather and brighter days may have caught the discerning gent off guard in his sunglasses game this season. Trends from the Spring/Summer 17 shows have favoured sunglasses that are bolder this year – think thick frames, tinted lenses patterned design from designer labels and the high street in equal measure. Be it an upgrade to an existing collection or the need for something totally new, DiscerningGent.com picks out the best men’s sunglasses to keep you looking slick in the sun’s rays.
These DiorSynthesis01 shades are sleek and sporty from Dior. From the Dior Homme ready-to-wear collection, it features the signature Dior-style frames and silver-mirrored lenses that give a futuristic feel. The white frames will highlight the hard work the discerning gent has put into getting his tan by lounging by the pool or beach bar – but would also call out sun burn too (pale skinned gents be warned).
RRP £355 – from Dior
The instant coolness wearers of these polarised pair of Persol shades cannot be understated. Ticking two key style trends for Spring/Summer 17 – the patterned frames and blue-tinted lenses modernise an otherwise classic style and shape. A summer essential whether its work or pleasure the discerning gent will be involved in.
RRP £192 – from Sunglasseshut
A clever move from Ray-Ban as they bring together two of its iconic sunglasses shapes to create into this eye-catching style – the clubround. The ombré tinted lenses and blue frame make these standout but it’s also the marble-effect detailing on the temple which makes this ultra-cool and perfect for all face shapes.
RRP £152 – from Sunglasseshut
There is nothing that style expert Tom Ford can do wrong and in this pair of Andrew Shiny Havana shades he has thought about how the formally dressed discerning gent should be looking. The great thing about the Andrews shades is its smart versatility – it’ll look good on the daily commute to work, the beer garden after or that summer wedding in your diary.
RRP £275 – from Sunglasses-shop
Stylish sunglasses need not cost the sun, especially if you’re the kind of discerning gent that losses/breaks/mangles a pair of sunglasses every summer. First thing – get a case! If that’s still not helping you then great style can be found with high street labels too. Check out these Jeepers Peepers half-frame shades from Topman, hitting a key style trend for the colour grey stone. There’s also a retro feel with the blue/peach colour tint combo on the lenses.
RRP £18 – from Topman