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Best Aviators, Wayfarers, Black Frames

Best Aviators, Wayfarers, Black Frames

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With summer in full swing, it’s no surprise that people are eyeing a new pair of statement sunglasses. But you don’t have to be a movie star to pull off a swanky pair of shades. Protect your eyes — and look effortlessly cool while doing so — with some of the best men’s sunglasses from Hollywood-backed brands and labels seen on the big screen.

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Ahead, we’ve rounded up the most stylish sunglasses for men that will have you feeling fresh and suave this summer, no matter your budget or aesthetic. From labels backed by Jamie Foxx, to fashionable frames seen on the silver screen, see some of the coolest men’s sunglasses below.

Warby Parker’s Baird sunglasses offer a minimalist take on the classic Clubmaster style. The browline design and midcentury-inspired silhouette fit well on wide or broad faces, and we like that the online-born brand’s website lets you try frames on virtually if you can’t make it into a store. You can get them with prescription lenses starting at $245, too.

Privé Revaux’s round Maestro sunglasses come in the coolest green shade for welcoming summer. The brand boasts a starry lineup of investors, including Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld and Ashley Benson, who have all worn the affordable brand’s stylish frames.

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There’s a reason why Ray-Ban is consistently on best-of lists. The Luxxotica-owned company’s classic Wayfarers — available in a range lens and metal frame combinations — fit a range of styles and face shapes.

Whether you’re hiking, driving or strolling, Timberland’s lightweight polarized glasses — available in matte tortoise or black — give you a technicolor view of the world.

Handmade in Japan, Oliver Peoples’ Gregory Peck sunnies boast a transparent acetate frame with a keyhole nosebridge — one of the best men’s sunglasses for pulling off the quiet luxury look.

Looking for a pair of statement sunnies that combine craftmanship with affordability and a dose of effortless cool? Reach for these oversized tortoiseshell acetate sunnies from cult-favorite eyewear designer Garrett Leight’s collab with street style star and fashion editor Josh Peskowitz.

Offering 100 percent UV protection, Raen’s Darine polarized sunglasses are just a touch oversized.

Oakley Five Squared Sunglasses
Glasse USA

If you dig the gas station sunnies look, then these Oakley Fives Squared frames are your vibe. The rectangular glasses feature a Y2K-inspired wraparound style, and they’re made of the brand’s signature lightweight O-matter material.

For your inner Jedi, Diff Eyewear’s collab with Star Wars includes these brushed silver space gray frames inspired by Anakin’s Podracer and goggles. The polarized frames flip up to reveal the round lenses that can be outfitted with your prescription.

For an ultra-luxe take on the classic aviator silhouette, look to Celine’s all-yellow metal frames.

The Best Men's Sunglasses 2024: Best Aviators, Wayfarers, Black Frames

Looking to the one and only 007 for style notes? Vuarnet’s Legend 06 sunglasses were worn by Daniel Craig in No Time to Die, and you can get his exact look in the French label’s unisex slim cat eye frame finished with mineral glass lenses. Other colors available.


A reimagination of a classic silhouette, Persol’s PO714 aviators are foldable and a little more jagged than the type you might see on Maverick or Goose. The tortoiseshell finish gives it a modern and cool look, and they’re available in 52- or 54-millimeter lens widths and other colorways.

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Matsuda is known for its futuristic frames — Linda Hamilton wore the brand in her iconic Terminator 2 scene, while Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr. have been seen in the Japanese label.) The Gold M3132 sunglasses feature titanium and a geometric twist on traditional round wire frames. Filigree detailing adds a steampunk-modern finish.

Cool eyewear brand Caddis is known for its “anti anti-aging” approach to reading glasses. Worn by stars like Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Katie Couric, the brand offers retro frames such as these J. Turkee aviators, which were designed by pro surfer-turned-musician Donavon Frankenreiter and represent his cool take on the classic silhouette.

Tom Ford Buckley-02 56mm Wayfarer Sunglasses
Saks Fifth Avenue

Tom Ford takes the traditional Wayfarer silhouette and turns it into a high-fashion piece that’ll last for seasons to come in the Buckley-02 sunglasses. The 56-millimeter lenses make this style ideal for wide or broad faces, and they’re finished with the designer-filmmaker’s logo.

Often sported by Forest Whittaker, this charmingly retro pair from Alexander Daas combines Hollywood style with practicality. You’ve seen the brand’s frames on Michael Keaton in Need for Speed, while Zendaya is reportedly a regular client at the brand’s L.A. boutique.)

Vontélle’s Ankara aviators pay homage to the African heritage of its founders. Complete with traditional patterns as well as modern designs, the Black-owned company makes sunnies that combine new and old. They’re for a good cause, too, as Vontélle donates a portion of sales to homeless shelters and various charities.

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