The Best Sunglasses For 2021

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Let’s face it, sunglasses can truly transform a man into the ultimate status of “cool.” In fact, there aren’t too many men’s accessories that can elevate appearance like a killer pair of shades!

More to the point, not only will a top-tier pair of shades have you exuding confidence. but rather, will prepare you to tackle the trials and tribulations of the day – with a whole lot of self-confidence.

In the past, sunglasses were commonly revealed as a summertime accessory, now however, they are proudly a year round staple that can be worn during throughout the year.

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This winter, nothing says “I’m a boss” more than throwing a sick pair of shades with your turtleneck and overcoat! The brands listed below take great pleasure in creating handsome and stylish sunglasses to help you glide right into the positive vibe of 2021.

Take a look here at these next level sunglasses that will have you feeling like you have all the power in the world!

Alexander McQueen:

Shiny black acetate sunglasses in a visor shape fitted with gradient lenses, featuring white rubber nose pads and tips.
Shiny black acetate sunglasses in a visor shape fitted with gradient lenses, featuring white rubber … [+] COURTESY OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Alexander McQueen—4. Alexander McQueen Court Visor Sunglasses $315

BALMAIN EYEWEAR BY AKONI:

The O.R. sunglasses, with mesh metal sidepieces referencing the steampunk silhouette, underline Akoni and Balmain’s determination to rely on tradition and classic design to fashion bold, sophisticated and modern pieces for those who never pass by unnoticed.
The O.R. sunglasses, with mesh metal sidepieces referencing the steampunk silhouette, underline … [+] JOHN JUNIPER

BALMAIN—Rejecting today’s fast-fashion formula, Akoni sets itself apart with an unwavering commitment to the highest-level of Japanese craftsmanship, as well as a reliance on nothing but the finest of materials. This singular engagement to the most rigorous of quality controls is reflected in the collection’s exceptional design, engineering and perfect fit. The O.R frame differentiates itself for the eye rim and bold side shields, unique eye-catchers. A detailed frame whose luxurious components are a callback to the Balmain logo. $1,100

 BERLUTTI:

Berluti sunglasses 2021
Berluti sunglasses 2021 IMAGE CREDIT: BERLUTI

BERLUTI—Sunglasses Name: Meteor Acetate Sunglasses. Sunglasses Price: 500 USD

Bottega Veneta:

Bottega Veneta Wraparound Sunglasses
Bottega Veneta Wraparound Sunglasses COURTESY OF BOTTEGA VENETA

Bottega Veneta—Bottega Veneta Wraparound Sunglasses. The latest style from Bottega Veneta emulates the house’s tension between tradition and modernity. The bold color, mirrored lenses, and wraparound style are perfect for those seeking a bold look. $525

Brioni:

Brioni
Brioni COURTESY OF BRIONI

Brioni—-Brioni Havana Pilot Sunglasses. A wardrobe staple designed to be both timeless and contemporary at once, these frames feature a slim profile and nylon lenses in solid blue for a pop of color. $580

Cartier:

Santos de Cartier Sunglasses
Santos de Cartier Sunglasses COURTESY OF CARTIER SUNGLASSES

Cartier—Santos de Cartier Sunglasses. The Cartier Santos collection pays tribute to aviator Santos-Dumont. The famous screws adorned on the temples are borrowed from the iconic Santos watch. This version features brushed golden-finish metal and green lenses for a classic look. $1,045

Dior Men:

Crystal Pantos Dio rDisappear1 Sunglasses
Crystal Pantos Dior Disappear1 Sunglasses COURTESY OF DIOR

Crystal Pantos DiorDisappear1 Sunglasses. $425. Available on Dior.com and select Dior boutiques nationwide 1 800 929 Dior

Dolce&Gabbana:

The metal pilot shape is characterized by the iconic 45° diagonal cut on the front. The design acquires a contemporary charm with its innovative open-wire detail: an agreeable balance between filled and empty spaces. The new nylon fiber temples present a slim geometric design and the refined Dolce&Gabbana logo. This modern, sophisticated model is available in gold, with camel or black lenses, and in matt black with black lenses.
The metal pilot shape is characterized by the iconic 45° diagonal cut on the front. The design … [+] “COURTESY OF DOLCE&GABBANA”

Dolce&Gabbana—Dolce&Gabba’s latest pilot shape is perfect for men looking for a modern, sophisticated style inspired by the brand’s Italian heritage. $269

Gucci:

Gucci Square-frame sunglasses.
Gucci Square-frame sunglasses. COURTESY OF GUCCI

Gucci—Gucci Square-frame sunglasses.Square-shaped grey lenses are framed by thin gold-toned metal with an engraved design that adds texture. Slim temples are further enhanced by black enamel stripes and the House logo, for a classic, streamlined design. $505

LOUIS VUITTON MEN’S:

Louis Vuitton sunglasses
With a fashionably low, square shape, the Twister sunglasses offer a quirky eyewear option for the … [+] IMAGE COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON.

LOUIS VUITTON MEN’S —Twister Sunglasses in Camel. Approx Price: $475.00

Available at Select Louis Vuitton Stores. 866.VUITTON. www.LouisVuitton.com

Moncler:

 Shield Sunglasses
Shield Sunglasses COURTESY OF MONCLER

The AW20 shield sunglasses from Moncler are a tribute to Moncler’s unique and unmistakable style. The style is characterized by the engraved Moncler logo on the temples and tasered logo on the lenses.$365

Montblanc:

Montblanc Rectangular Black Metal Frame Sunglasses
Montblanc Rectangular Black Metal Frame Sunglasses MONTBLANC

Montblanc—-Montblanc Rectangular Black Metal Frame Sunglasses. These rectangular sunglasses with gray lenses and black frame provide a sporty look and feel. The rubberized end tip is embellished by a racing-inspired pattern, while the straight temple enhances the functionality for a comfortable fit to wear all day long. $405.

Ralph Lauren:

Polo Striped Pilot Sunglasses
Polo Striped Pilot Sunglasses COURTESY OF RALPH LAUREN

Polo Ralph Lauren—These metal-frame pilot sunglasses are designed with tortoiseshell acetate temples topped with sporty stripes. $169

STEFANO RICCI:

Available for purchase at stefanoricci.com
Available for purchase at stefanoricci.com PHOTO CREDIT: © STEFANO RICCI S.P.A.

Stefano Ricci —Brave Sunglasses. A unique aviator silhouette, these BRAVE polarised sunglasses from Stefano Ricci offer sophisticated style suitable for all seasons. SR sunglasses are crafted with the utmost care and utilizing the finest materials, here including a pure titanium and water buffalo horn frame and signature SR galvanized gold finishing to enhance the design. $1.850,00

  YSL:

YSL 402 in Havana
YSL 402 in Havana COURTESY OF SAINT LAURENT

Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello— Saint Laurent SL 402 Squared Sunglasses with Tortoiseshell Acetate Frames, Nylon Lenses and Saint Laurent Engraved Temples. $405.00

 ZEGNA:

The gunmetal double metal bridge of these softly squared sunglasses is enhanced with an acetate insert on the top bar to accentuate the sleek design and make the warm Vicuna lenses pop. Semi-shiny gunmetal temples add contrast and flair, finished off with Vicuna brown details on the end pieces and black tips
The gunmetal double metal bridge of these softly squared sunglasses is enhanced with an acetate … [+] COURTESY OF ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

Ermenegildo Zegna— Zegna’s newest rimless sunglasses were designed to represent Zegna’s purist of utilizing only the best materials. The frames have mutinously picked details to subtly nod to the brands identifiable style with the chevron detailed nose pads and vicuna temple tips $415

Amavii:

Amavii's TOM sunglasses are not only ultra-light and comfortable, they are also helping combat climate change by planting a tree for every pair sold.
Amavii’s TOM sunglasses are not only ultra-light and comfortable, they are also helping combat … [+] COURTESY OF AMAVII

AMAVII—Amavii challenges the eyewear industry’s one-size fits-all approach by offering 3 sizing options for each style to ensure perfect fit. Like all Amavii sunglasses, TOM is handcrafted in small batches using aerospace titanium, the lightest and strongest material. Its luxurious Italian acetate mid-bar design is not only stylish but also extremely comfortable. For each pair of glasses sold, a tree is planted through the brand’s partnership with trees.org (they have planted 20K trees to date). $195

Barton Perreira:

Barton Perreira’s Cecil style is the perfect unisex gift for anyone on your list and is available in optical and sun.
Barton Perreira’s Cecil style is the perfect unisex gift for anyone on your list and is available in … [+] COURTESY OF BARTON PERREIRA

Barton Perreira—Cecil represents the enigmatic balance of intuitive style and powerful simplicity. The style is built in Barton Perreira’s polished acetate and adorned with the brand’s signature hinge metal plaques. It is available in optical and sun and comes with a cleaning cloth made out of recyclable water bottles. $430

Ben Sherman:

Ben Sherman “James” sunglasses in dark tortoise
Ben Sherman “James” sunglasses in dark tortoise COURTESY OF BEN SHERMAN

Ben Sherman—Ben Sherman’s vintage-inspired “James” sunglasses are made with eco-green materials, including bio-degradable cellulose acetate made from renewable resources, 60% recycled stainless steel, and polarized, optical-quality sun lenses made from a natural bio-material that derives from wood and cotton. They’re good for the planet and good for your look. $100 USD

Etnia Barcelona:

 Please submit images on models (no flats). - The Ignasi Monreal x Etnia Barcelona collection is filled with details that make each pair of glasses into a jewel fit for a collector.
Please submit images on models (no flats). – The Ignasi Monreal x Etnia Barcelona collection is … [+] COURTESY OF ETNIA BARCELONA

Etnia BarcelonaThe limited-edition capsule from Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal and luxury Spanish eyewear brand Etnia Barcelona is a collection of truly unique pieces of wearable art. Perfect for every art collecting man in your life! The eyewear combines classicism with contemporaneity and draws inspiration from John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’. The eyewear is crafted from natural Mazzuqueli acetate and Barberini mineral glass lenses. $525

Garrett Leight:

A Hollywood favorite and best-selling frame, the Calabar Sun, from Garrett Leight California Optical is finally back and available exclusively online. The retro wayfarer silhouette features a new temple design inspired by 50s car fins, with prominent plaques and semi-flat lenses.
A Hollywood favorite and best-selling frame, the Calabar Sun, from Garrett Leight California Optical … [+] COURTESY OF GARRETT LEIGHT CALIFORNIA OPTICAL

Garrett Leight California OpticalTaking inspiration from Muhammad Ali’s ride of choice and GLCO’s California surf lineage, the Calabar is a sturdy, retro wayfarer silhouette that comes kitted out with prominent plaques, semi-flat lenses, and a temple design inspired by 1950s car fins. It’s the sort of masculine, slightly oversized frame that Ali wore to pre-fight press conferences, power lunches, and rallies during the height of his career in the 1960s and 1970s, and has been sported by modern male icons like Brad Pitt and Idris Elba. The Calabar Sun is a classic, everyday style that every man should have in their eyewear rotation. $360

LensDirect:

Hyannis sunglasses in Dark Tortoise with mineral glass polarized lenses, 100% UVA + UVB protection, scratch resistance, anti-reflective coatings and superior clarity.
Hyannis sunglasses in Dark Tortoise with mineral glass polarized lenses, 100% UVA + UVB protection, … [+] ERICA MENGOUCHIAN PHOTOGRAPHY

LensDirect is proud to announce its first limited edition collection. Kennedy’s mid-century tortoiseshell Hyannis® sunglasses were an item he considered essential to both his vision and his image. They followed Kennedy everywhere he went – from open water to the White House. The distinctive slender arms with diamond-shaped rivets create a look of understated luxury. Available in 3 colors including Blonde Tortoise, Dark Tortoise and Shiny Black. Only 300 available. $149

Persol:

Craftsmanship and quality, Persol 649 sunglasses are the original jewel in the brand's crown. Dating back to 1957, this legendary Persol model is the perfect synthesis of unique design and state-of-the-art technology.
Craftsmanship and quality, Persol 649 sunglasses are the original jewel in the brand’s crown. Dating … [+] COURTESY OF PERSOL.

Persol— Persol’s 649 shape is the perfect mix of classic style and a modern design for those looking for a timeless look. $340

Ray-Ban:

Straight from the ‘90s vault, Frank adds edge to any look. And now this coveted metal style has joined the Everglasses collection with anti-reflective, photochromic lenses and blue light filter. That means dual coverage all day – indoors, outdoors and for your digital world.
Straight from the ‘90s vault, Frank adds edge to any look. And now this coveted metal style has … [+] COURTESY OF RAY-BAN.

Ray-Ban—Ray-Ban’s new EVERGLASSES category is comprised of a wide selection of styles for every individual and any situation including evolve photochromic lenses, blue light filter and clear lenses. Evolve Photochromic Lenses are light-sensitive, automatically adapting to shifting light conditions. With UV400 protection for almost complete sun coverage, you never need to take them off. $184

Serengeti Eyewear:

Serengeti- The perfect everyday sunglasses for any man who wants a fashionable, high-end pair of sunglasses with unbelievable lenses that are the best on the market.
Serengeti- The perfect everyday sunglasses for any man who wants a fashionable, high-end pair of … [+] SERENGETI

Serengeti These sunglasses are a must-have for men because not only are the frames fashionable, they also paired with Serengeti’s exclusive 3-1 lens technology. All Serengeti lenses feature Photochromic lenses that adapt to all light conditions, naturally color-enhancing Spectral Control filters, and the option of glare-reducing Polarization. These lenses are perfect for all-year-round and will make a great gift for the man who appreciates quality and originality. $320

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Joseph DeAcetis

Joseph DeAcetis

Acclaimed American Journalist and International Editor. My interest lies in the pace and direction of trend adoption in luxury fashion and lifestyle, access to real-time fashion through top influencers and how disruption and social-intelligence have transitioned the trend landscape through the democratization of the marketplace

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