A cool collection of sunglasses for men
Here is a range of sunglasses for the 2009 Summer wouldn’t be summer without a great set of men’s sunglasses. In fact, while some maintain that clothes make the man, we believe that it’s actually his shades that define his character in the warm weather months. Men’s sunglasses provide the barometer of our lifestyle. That said, men’s sunglasses in 2009 are a bit different than they were in 2008, so you may want to consider upgrading. In 2009, sunglasses have gone back to basics, erring toward a more contemporary take on the traditional. We’ve culled through the offerings, and we recommend these stylish summertime optic options in men’s sunglasses.
The good old days are back in 2009. This summer’s leading contenders are reminiscent of days gone by and offer a justifiable reason to relive the glory days. Countless options in men’s sunglasses rule the market, but a few outshine the rest. There are the truly old-school alternatives from Tom Ford and Ray-Ban: Ford’s Jack sunglasses are superbly geeky, while Ray-Ban’s Club Masters remind us why we love the ‘90s. However, for those who don’t want such obvious throwbacks, more subtle styles from Banana Republic and Quicksilver exist. Decisions aside, 2009’s retro shades make “back in the day” modern and stylish again.
Iconic to say the least, aviators are the juggernaut of men’s sunglasses. In 2009, they maintain their permanent prowess. You have upscale, contemporary aviators like the John Varvatos Two-Tone Sunglasses; their cool coloring and geometric liberties offer a flashier and faster set of aviators that don’t stick with tradition. Then there’s also Fossil’s affordable Brady aviators; their tortoiseshell frame mixes things up a bit, offering a more nonconformist option. However, if it’s tradition you want, then selections from either Dolce & Gabbana or Club Monaco are obvious choices. Both options offer straightforward, in-good-taste design that exudes classic masculinity and style.
Somewhere between high style and super sporty lies the versatile wraparound. This is the frame option for guys who enjoy an active lifestyle because wraparounds transition easily from the links to the lounge — it’s all in what you pair them with. If you determine this the category for you and your style is more polished, then look into the pricier choices from Prada and Maui Jim. Prada’s Tipped Wraparound have a little more gusto with its red accents, while Maui Jim’s Canoes are simplistically modish. However, if you don’t want to spend more than two bills, you can still find suitable wraparounds for less. Both Arnette and Oakley offer stylish sets, though they do lean more toward the sporty side of things.
Shields are the choice of the extremely fashion-forward among us, and for good reason: Shields look ambiguously chic and stylish. Oddly enough, however, 2009’s are either black or white. Those preferring the darker alternative should investigate Versace or DKNY. Here, both fashion legends offer smooth lines and gradient lenses, portraying a mysterious side to style. Conversely, those interested in lighter colors should explore D&G and Club Monaco. These white-framed shields look clean and sharp with their made-for-summer coloring and casual class.
Running, golfing, biking, and batting are all integral parts of summer. That’s exactly why a practical, sharp set of sport shades are summer’s most important component. You’ll look your best and play your best. While all athletes have their routines, the most serious competitors among us should test shades from Nike and Easton. Nike’s Skylon Ace Athletic Training Sunglasses and Easton’s Stealth Interchangeable Sunglasses are dead-on victories for the sports enthusiast. Conversely, Oakley’s Polarized Square Whisker and Fossil’s Square Landers may not be quite as sporty, but they are transitional sets of shades that are perfect for an intake of sports on the field or watching from afar.