“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.”
Our recommendations on the best sunglasses to invest in.
It wasn’t until the 20th century that men’s sunglasses became a fashion item. At the turn of the century, stars from silent films began wearing sunglasses when they were off duty because the powerful arc lamps used on sets left them with red eyes, thus, setting in motion the association of sunglasses with the glamorous entertainment world. Then, in 1929, on the shores of Atlantic City, Sam Foster began selling mass-produced sunnies under the label Foster Grant at Woolworth. By the 1940s, sunglasses had completed their transformation from a practical device to a mainstream fashion accessory.
A guy’s wardrobe today definitely includes at least one pair of sunglasses. We always suggest investing in a quality classic than buying the latest fad. There are 3 classic frames that we suggest and they all are in style this summer. We recommend that you invest in Ray-Ban glasses and that you get them polarized. The combination of quality and glare protection is worth every dollar.
- Wayfarer: these are the most recognizable frame. After its initial design in 1952, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer quickly endeared itself to Hollywood filmmakers, celebrities, musicians and artists; solidifying its iconic status for years to come.
- Aviator: this style started it all. The Ray-Ban Aviator is the brand staple originally designed for the U.S. military fighter pilots in 1937.
- Clubmaster®: these are timeless. These were the sunglasses of choice of counter-culture intellectuals and civil rights leaders.
Men’s Sunglasses Fact
There is no correlation between the price tag on your sunglasses and the amount of UV protection they confer. One survey demonstrated that generic sunnies — that cost less than 10 dollars — offered better protection than a pair of shades from a pricey, well-known designer label.