Everyone loves talking about the â€œpracticalityâ€ of menâ€™s clothing, but letâ€™s be real here for a moment – how often are you going to run in a pair of Flyknits, or fold back working cuffs, or stash something (other than Chapstick) in a cargo pocket? Probably not that often. But how often are your sunglasses going to protect you from the sun? Every damn day. With that said, we know that youâ€™re more concerned with looking like Paul Newman than pleasing your ophthalmologist, so hereâ€™s some of our favorite frames for summer and beyond.
Barton Perreira – Make Paul proud.
Illesteva – If you can’t be at the beach settle for the next best thing: ocean-tinted frames.
Garrett Leight – Channeling John Lennon in the Yoko years.
L.G.R. – Big, brown, and bold, just like Gianni Agnelli would’ve worn back in the day.
Oliver Peoples – “The Peck”
Cutler & Gross – If we’re gonna mention Agnelli, we might as well give a nod to Lapo Elkann’s frames as well.
Persol – Mini McQueen’s.
Randolph Engineering – The authentic standard issue Aviator.
Oakley – Yes, Oakley. And considering these U.S. made classics are still just as iconic as they were back in the eighties, why not Oakley?
Dom Vetro – Take the red eye.