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Preston Konrad

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Best Mens Sunglasses & Sport Sunglasses

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I live in Los Angeles, where sunglasses are almost as important to a man as his right leg. It is certainly rare to see a guy strolling down Rodeo Drive or Melrose Avenue without a pair of sunglasses glued to his face. Sunglasses have proven to serve much more of a purpose than just keeping out the UVB rays. A good pair of shades can get us men that date, that car, or just that perfect look. Here are my picks for the Best of the Best pairs of awesome sunglasses for men.

Sport the best mens sunglasses for a GQ look at the best price. Our Sport sunglasses feature the latest from Ray-Ban, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Prada and other makers of fashion sunglasses.

Best Shades for Men by Preston Konrad

The Best You Can Get

  • Ray-Ban Wayfarer

    Preston says: This is the pair on sunglasses that defined what makes men’s shades ‘cool’. This retro and classy style has made a triumphant return and is being worn by almost everyone in Hollywood. Originally made famous by screen legends like Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant, this style fits almost any face. Legit Ray-Bans feature the chrome tacks on the front and the white Ray-Ban name written in the original font. Beware of impostors!

    • Model RB2140
    • Available in over 10 colors
    • High quality resin
  • Ray-Ban Classic Aviator

    Preston says: Get your jet set on with this classic pair of shades from Ray-Ban. Chances are, you’ve had a pair of aviator shades before, but if you’re going to rock a pair of aviators, they may as well be the originals. These metal frame shades with resin earpiece tips are available in multiple tints and feature photochromatic lenses. This pair of shades will complete any look. Classic and smart.

    • Model RB3025
    • Photochromatic lenses
    • Metal frame
  • Ralph Lauren Purple Label Round Sunglasses

    Preston says: Channel your inner John Lennon with this modern take on the classic round frame sunglasses. Ralph Lauren is known for reinventing the classics and he’s done it again here. The tortoise shell print frame is luxurious and handsome and the lenses offer 100% UV protection. These are prescription ready and are made in Italy.

    • 100% UV protection
    • Ralph Lauren signature etched on left lens
  • Converse Rock N Roll Sunglasses

    Preston says: These rocking shades from Converse are handsome and chic yet made for the streets. Think Kanye West. The front features rock 'n' roll detailing and vintage tacks are visible on both side joints. The overall look is aviator but has much more attitude. These are limited edition, shades so pick them up with you still can. Keep in mind they are only available in one color, black.

    • Signature Converse logo
    • UV protection
    • Imported
  • Tom Ford Eyewear – Mackenzie Sunglasses

    Preston says: Tom Ford makes every item of menswear look beyond cool. This pair of sunglasses is no different. These plastic shades look very similar to the Ray Ban Wayfarer but are updated and even cooler. The black plastic frame is chunky and is slightly more rounded than the Ray Ban version. The lenses are polarized and smoked for ultimate paparazzi hiding power. You’ll need it, as you’ll most certainly look famous in these bad boys.

    • 100% UV protection
    • Metal logo on the temple

You will be happy with any of these

  • Prada Wrap Sunglasses

    Preston says: Just how us men wear different shoes with different outfits, I feel that guys should have multiple pairs of shades to wear with different clothes. This sporty pair of wrap shades from Prada is a great, slick pair of performance shades. The frame is high quality plastic which features a metal arrow design on the temple with the Prada name in it. The lenses are oval and they sit close on the face for a snug fit.

    • UV400 lenses
  • Urban Outfitters Mirrored Turbo Aviator Blue

    Preston says: You don’t have to spend a million bucks on a pair of shades to look like you’re worth a million bucks. These slick blue aviators from Urban Outfitters will take you right back to 1980 (in a cool way) for a very low price. The lenses are slightly oversized for a young, cool, Hollywood look and are available in three colors. The “sports” logo is written on the side of the arms and the “S” insignia is written on the front in between the two lenses.

    • Plastic frame
    • Contoured metal arms
  • Gucci Large Rimless Sunglasses

    Preston says: This style by Gucci was introduced into the line a few years ago and has been one of their best selling styles since then. (I own a pair of these). The arms are made of a great resin in tortoise shell print and are connected to the lenses by a gold joint with the signature G logo print. This is a great pair of sunglasses that pretty much goes with any business casual outfit you’re wearing.

    • UV400 lenses
    • Made in Italy
  • Zegna Sun Shiney Aviators

    Preston says: This modern and funky spin on the Aviator is a great way to spice up your look. The traditional metal arms and nose bridge have been replaced by a bright red counterpart with a shiney lacquer. The smoked, tonal lenses are great for driving or strolling down the street. These will certainly turn heads.

    • Tonal lenses
    • Imported
  • Juicy Couture Califreakinfornia Sunglasses

    Preston says: Right on dude! Grab your surfboard and head up to Malibu for a day of surfing while wearing these cool shades from Juicy (or at least look like you’re about to go do that). These wrap shades are available in black or tortoise print pattern. They feature the Juicy for Men crest logo on the side of each arm. Make sure you hang on to them while you’re riding the waves as they cost quite a few bucks.

    • Tonal lenses
    • Made in Italy

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The best mens sunglasses are about protecting your eyes, of course. But these sport sunglasses are also all about that perfect GQ look for a night out or going to work. We suggest fashion sunglasses that are out of the fashion magazines from Ray-Ban, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Prada, Gucci and others, all at the best price.