Fashions come and go, but our love for sunglasses of all shapes and sizes shows no signs of abating. In fact, there may soon come a time when no self-respecting gentleman goes out without sunglasses, like a hundred years ago when no one was seen outside without a hat.
Sunglasses make us feel elegant but they also make us feel safe, observing the world but being an enigma to others. Of course, there are very good health reasons why wearing men’s designer sunglasses is a good idea; These UV rays are dangerous, and in winter, when the sun is low in the sky, they can shine directly into your eyes. This is how your favorite accessory turns out to be good for you. Let’s face it, none of us wear sunglasses for health reasons, we wear them to look cool. So here are three luxury brands to crave.
Tom Ford Magnus
Super stylish oversized double bridge sunglasses from fashion designer, film director, producer, and screenwriter Tom Ford. With such a pedigree, it’s perhaps no surprise that Tom Ford’s sunglasses have been James Bond’s sunglasses in the last three Bond movies. The exhibition undoubtedly made it much more recognizable and cool.
Ray Ban Aviator
If you were to send an example of a pair of sunglasses into space for aliens to find, these would be the sunglasses you would send. Without a doubt, they are the most recognizable and iconic shades on the planet. Developed for American aviators in 1937, they are the stars of the stars, from Brando in The Wild One to Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Elvis in Las Vegas to Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and more. I can’t envision them becoming unfashionable. Aviator glasses are even available with prescription lenses. So, on the off chance that you don’t have a date, you need to ask yourself, “Why?”
TAYLOR MORRIS ZERO Suitable for both men and women, but don’t let that put you off, they are undeniably gorgeous glasses. These retro round sunglasses feature a flat platinum O-Base mirrored lens with an anti-glare treatment. The frame is made of brown tortoiseshell acetate, handcrafted in Italy, and injected with blue speckles. The matching pair features blackened 18k antique gold metallurgy with titanium pads. Described by Taylor Morris as “bold, daring and powerful… A design for those on the dance floor but also in the design studio.”
“Our intent was for a mount that could be used 30 years ago, now, and 30 years from now.” Taylor Morris is clearly positioning them in the timeless retro aviator realm, and they’ve done a really good job. If you like flat, round lenses, you will love these stylish luxury sunglasses. Taylor Morris cites John Lennon’s round glasses and Sylvester Stallone’s Demolition Man glasses as influences, and what they’ve achieved is a bold and slightly offbeat reinterpretation of a classic look. It’s not for everyone, but these sunglasses are sure to catch the eye.