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Sunglass Styles For Men

Men and women are intrinsically different and it’s very obvious in many ways. The most obvious is fashion, whether it’s clothes or even sunglasses. Women usually have many different styles that they go for, especially the most popular ones of the moment, which usually go out of style once summer ends.

Men’s styles, however are not as fluid – they might not always be in style, but men will still wear them – leather jackets… tennis shoes… Or the current european trend of long shorts, aka capris. Trends last much longer in men’s clothes and accessories than women’s. Sunglasses are much the same way. Men usually go for specific styles of sunglasses, those that have been around for a very long time, most of them since the 1930s, 1940s and ’50s. For those of you who wish to get a pair of mens sunglasses, here are the top 5 mens sunglass styles:

1. Wraparound Sunglasses

This is generally a style for both men and women, but it seems like the men like it more. Wrap-around sunglasses really didn’t get popular until the 1980s and have been very popular with men ever since. This is a style that indicates an independent outlook on life, and it especially popular with bikers. A classic style that’s perfect for every man on your list and fits comfortably around the face.

Wraparound Sunglasses

2. Aviator Sunglasses

The aviator styles is another classic style that’s been around for a very long time. Originally created by Bausch and Lomb in 1936 for military pilots, aviator sunglasses really caught on during the 1950s, and are also very popular with bikers and other sportsmen. Mirrored aviator sunglasses are especially popular because of the popularity with celebrities and they also can be worn with almost any attire. They’re a great look that’s never gone out of style.

Aviator Sunglasses

3. Polarized sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses reduce glare from harmful UV rays that can affect your eyes. Especially popular with fishermen, skiiers and men who enjoy other kinds of sports that involve exposure to UV rays, like waterskiing. If you are a man that is into sports and is frequently around water, polarized sunglasses are for you!

Polarized sunglasses

4. Wayfarer Sunglasses

This style is sometimes confused with retro sunglasses. Sometimes they are the same, but sometimes not. The Wayfarer style of sunglasses has been worn for generations and is seen as a “cool” style of sunglasses. Celebrities like James Dean and Michael Jackson and films like The Blues Brothers and many others have featured this style.

Wayfarer Sunglasses

5. Clip-On Sunglasses

This style is for the man who already wears glasses but needs some kind of sunglass protection. These were really popular in the 1950s and ’60s and have just come back into style today. It’s a great look for those who can’t wear sunglasses, but need the protection against UV rays.

clip-on sunglasses

Whichever sunglasses you pick, make sure it’s the best style you for you. It does no good to buy a pair of sunglasses if they won’t wear them. Many people agree that protection against the sun’s UV rays is important to the health of your eyes. So, get those sunglasses and hit the beach, the mountains, or wherever life takes you.


  1. JohnnyKidd33

    Enjoyed the post, but just seemed odd that this is styles for men with 100% of the picture examples on women.

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