The Best Sunglasses to Buy Now and Wear All Year

Listen, buddy. We can do this the easy way or the hard way. You’re here, aren’t you? I’m guessing you’re looking for some guidance. I could throw a bunch of cryptic buzzwords at you—squarer styles tend to be a better fit for rounder faces, wider frames will balance out longer features, etc—but the truth is, the key to pulling off the sunglasses of your choice is actually pretty straightforward: be confident.

Sure, conventional wisdom holds that rounder styles tend to complement squarer faces, and vice versa, but since when are you conventional? And swearing off any shape of shades entirely ain’t it, man. Life’s too short. It never hurts to play to your strengths by exercising a bit of caution, but if you’re about to get the protractor out to start measuring angles here, rest assured a square-shaped frame that has slightly rounded edges, or a round-shaped frame that has slightly squared edges, is still going to look more than fine regardless of your face shape.

Basically, reaching for specific silhouettes—wayfarers, aviators, etc.—is a good rule of thumb if you’re in a pinch and unsure of what to grab, but is an otherwise pretty limiting approach to picking out shades. So why not trust me, go with your gut, and buy a damn pair already. Would I steer you wrong?

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Midway Acetate

Proof iwantproof.com

$34.00

A sustainably minded option from one of the best places to buy sunglasses online. 

Round Tortoise Sunglasses

Critic eyebuydirect.com

$59.00

If tortoise ain’t the goddamn vibiest pattern out there, I don’t know what is. 

Silverlake Sun

Lensabl lensabl.com

$77.00

If you’re more a of a purist, all-black is always a safe bet.

Sutton

Warby Parker warbyparker.com

$95.00

Warby Parker is the Warby Parker of sunglasses for a reason. It’s still hard to beat the brand’s value proposition, especially when it looks like this. 

Orange Boyd Sunglasses

Raen ssense.com

$122.00

Orange you glad you’re reading this? (Someone stop me.) 

Wayfarer Polarized Sunglasses

Ray-Ban nordstrom.com

$125.30

A tried and true classic, now done up in a rich shade of chocolate brown. 

Gold & Green Hexagonal Sunglasses

Ray-Ban ssense.com

$150.00

Another banger of a sunglass style from the brand that does ’em better than almost anyone else. 

Greta Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

Sun Buddies mrporter.com

$155.00

Extremely big “elderly Upper East Side doyenne” energy here. 

Havana Gold Sunglasses

Carrera nordstrom.com

$163.00

So, so wrong yet somehow so, so right. 

Split Shot Rectangular Sunglasses

Oakley amazon.com

$216.00

$172.80 (20% off)

Ditto these! 

Blue Issimo Sunglasses

Retrosuperfuture ssense.com

$182.00

Retrosuperfuture’s sunglasses suddenly make the Italian label’s name seems completely sensical. 

Square-Frame Sunglasses

Persol mrporter.com

$310.00

If Persol ain’t already on your radar it should be. The iconic Italian brand is one of the most respected names in the market, and it’s styles like this that lend it its legendary status. 

Silver-Tone Sunglasses

Saint Laurent mrporter.com

$380.00

Sleek, sexy, and wholly Saint Laurent. 

Square Sunglasses

Tom Ford sunglasshut.com

$445.00

Tom Ford, the man, basically lives in his signature sunnies. It’s no surprise Tom Ford, the brand,  makes some of the best of ’em around. 

Rectangular Sunglasses

Celine bloomingdales.com

$500.00

A holdover style from the Old Celine that (thankfully) doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. 

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Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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