Best Sunglasses for Men: Cool Styles to Upgrade Your Look in 2022
This summer’s men’s sunglasses styles and trends are a versatile bunch that is likely to turn quite a few heads. The cool shades on the market can upgrade any guy’s look, giving him some serious style points.
Like most guys, you probably have one or two pairs of classic wayfarers lying around already. But summer is the perfect time to up your game with some new, fresh, bold frames!
In this top 10+ list of the hottest sunglasses, Vint & York will show you how to pull off the best sunglasses styles for men in 2022. Time to turn your new specs into an essential backbone piece of your wardrobe!
1. D-Frame Sunglasses
Once the reserve of oily teddy boys, the D-shape frame makes a comeback for men. The style is becoming more and more popular thanks to its futuristic feel and masculine character.
Their angular, oversized look identifies D-shape sunglasses. They are most flattering on gentlemen with rounder faces.
2. Heavy Browline Sunglasses
Heavy browline sunglasses are another hot sunglasses trend for men. You’ll find an even more prominent browline in these modern versions of the Clubmaster, giving them a thicker and manlier look.
The Vint & York Baker is a prime example of the thicker and manlier sunglasses frames. This retro-inspired, semi-rimless frame features square lenses and a heavy browline. The Baker men’s sunglasses look like a square version of the Club master.
This pair of sunglasses has a bolder look than the traditional Clubmaster frames. Its retro influences are visible, providing a fresh twist on a classic shape. While Clubmaster men’s sunglasses may be all over the place, you’ll have your unique version of the frames to ensure you don’t look like everyone else and his brother.
Flat top and square, the Vint & York Bowery men’s sunglasses are a throwback with a contemporary twist. They are sleeker than they ever looked in the ’80s or ’90s.
The Bowery has a medium fit. They’re perfect for triangle shaped faces with defined jawlines.
3. Square Wayfarer Sunglasses
Trends come and go, but a classic is a classic. If you want shades for men that are sure to go with everything you own, choose a wayfarer style. The look is not only timeless, but it’s totally hipster.
Following a trend can be fun, but it can become dated after some time. Keeping it new and fresh is something Vint & York did with its Old School sunglasses for men. We took a classic design, then added a modern element to tweak it and make it more 21st century. Voila! The look is new, again!
These wayfarer-style sunglasses are a touch more refined than traditional glasses. They’re also a lot more slender. They have elegantly tapered temples and rhomboidal silver rivets. They combine a vintage look with superbly crafted modern tech, making them the go-to eyewear
For the past 60 years in eyewear fashion, thick, rectangular frames evoke masculinity. But they’re not exactly what you want for warmer weather. They might have worked for the autumn and winter seasons, but this spring is all about slimmer silhouettes.
A symbol of 1950’s men’s sunglasses, the wayfarer continues to inspire us until this day.
What we love about the wayfarers is how laid-back and relaxed they make you look. They have the power to make you feel comfortable in any situation. These Vint & York frames pretty much guarantee that. They are practical, durable, and perfect for men of all ages.
These cool sunglasses for men provide a medium-to-wide fit, perfect for oblong faces.
4. Oversized Aviator Sunglasses for Men
Aviator sunglasses never go out of style because they never leave the fashion scene.
The designer aviator sunglass is perfect for adding that chill, cool edge to a simple outfit. That’s because they’re sporty and classic. The aviator shape has gone through some changes over time. The most recent evolution of these sunglasses for men is the size. The modern oversized aviator is on the rise.
If you’re not ready to go up the ladder to the largest size of aviator sunglasses, why not try the Vint & York Swag frames. These glasses combine the classic aviator and oversized styles, providing a more masculine, sturdy approach. Even though they still preserve the classic teardrop shape of the lens, they’re a shade bigger and larger than traditional aviator frames. This adjustment ensures they pay homage to the classic aviator shape while giving them a new twist that’s all their own.
The Vint & York Swag men’s sunglasses are a staple for any eyewear collection, giving you an effortlessly casual vibe. The Swag’s double-bar bridge and metal accent add a touch flair of refinement that says you mean business. There’s no better choice for spring!
Inspired by hip-hop and streetwear trends, the Drape’s unique style takes its basic form from the aviators. They’re also adding a touch of oversized power.
Made popular by the rich and famous, Western Front shades have a certain appeal. They look best on a fashion-oriented man.
5. Round Vintage Sunglasses
Round vintage sunglasses are the retro-inspired accessory that has come full circle. Round sunglasses are making a serious comeback this spring. They have metal shapes nodding to the ‘70s and smaller-framed styles channeling the ‘90s grunge look.
Designed to make you stand out from the crowd, round frames are ideal for men with narrow, square, or angular features.
Another more casual round type of sunglasses is the Vint & York NoLita 2. These sunglasses borrow their name from the Little Italy area of NYC’s Manhattan.
These bad boys aren’t about unwanted attention. They prefer to stay under the radar. The best thing about them? They’re much easier to pull off than most round Lennon-style glasses. The secret is the thicker frames, material, and overall shape. Traditional John Lennon glasses typically feature fragile wireframes and smaller, super-defined round lenses. The No-Lita 2 sunglasses give you a thicker acetate frame with accents at the top corners where the frame arms meet the front. You also get the standout feature of a striking keyhole bridge.
The No-Lita 2 designer sunglasses provide a medium fit. They do particularly well on guys with medium faces as well as triangle or oblong face shapes.
6. Metal Sunglasses: Gold, Silver and Clip-ons
Metal has become nearly as versatile as the well-loved acetate frames. They are highly adaptable, but they upgrade the overall look to appear more steampunk and less bookish.
Take a look at some of our coolest metal sunglasses for men:
One of the biggest trends you can get your hands on is the comeback of metal frames and clip–on sunglasses. They have made a considerable resurgence, quickly going from retro to modern hot. Men enjoy the slim lines and lightweight feel of metal frames, even slimmer and more lightweight than acetate frames.
Clip-on are again in style, and they’re not expected to go out anytime soon. Get in on the ride before everybody else by browsing the styles in stock at Vint & York. Clip-on sunglasses give you a hint of vintage and a hefty dose of genius that lets you go from dark to light in milliseconds. Just remove the magnetic clip-on and they instantly transform from sunglasses to eyeglasses–then back again just as quickly.
Imagine having high-quality clip-on sunglasses in your life. You get the best of both worlds: sunglasses and eyeglasses. Go from one to the other with one quick flip of the wrist that adjusts the metal clip. And imagine the pic potential for Instagram!
The Firm is a pair of designer clip-on sunglasses that are more aggressively styled than other sunglasses. This style is straight-up business. They’re similar in shape to an aviator but with super-thin frames that give you a Wall Street vibe.
The Firm frame provides a medium-to-wide fit that’s perfect for rounder faces. The angular straight lines bring definition to your features, sharpening the look of a big head or a broad front.
Another popular style of clip-on is the rounded one, The Charleston. The perfect storm of eyewear trends: round and with an aviator-like rim. Like the fancy footwork of the 1920s, The Vint & York Charleston frames will shake up your style. Do a quick two-step, and these designer men’s sunglasses become eyeglasses! This gives you different looks and functions in a single, high-quality pair of glasses. This is a case where one is better than two.
The Vint & York Charleston clip-on sunglasses are dashing for several reasons. They’ll give you the UV protection you need without overwhelming your face. Inspired by steampunk goggles, their cool factor comes from a slim frame silhouette. The floating bridge adds subtle whimsy to the polished shape of the frame. One more plus? They look and feel just as amazing whether you wear them as sunglasses or with clear lenses.
The Charleston is one of the most fashionable and unique men’s sunglasses pairs that money can buy. The double-wire bridge is more than just intriguing. It transforms the designer frames to the status of wearable art. These frames are perfect for any face shape, especially square faces with pronounced cheekbones, a prominent forehead, and angular jawlines.
7. Flat-Brow Cool Sunglasses for Men
The metallic top brow bar trend is a variation of men's original flat brow style of sunglasses.
The top metal bar is a substitute for the large, straight acetate browline. This single change transformed the look into a more elegant and modern form. The sleek and refined design perfectly mirrors the current contemporary aesthetic.
While the Vint & York Around the Block men's sunglasses preserve some elements of its 80's predecessor, the metallic top brow bar is a contemporary trend. The rectangular frame hints at a slightly rounded shape, giving it tons of charisma. As one of the most fabulous men's sunglasses, this trend will provide you with the stainless-steel-meets-plastic look that your personality craves.
The Vint & York Around the Block sunglasses is a simple and modern pair of sunglasses.
The bold lines enliven the roundness of the lenses. The top bar over the bridge adds a whimsical characteristic. Like a good pair of jeans, these Vint & York designer sunglasses are just as contemporary as classic. They are perfect to wear with a leather jacket with a rock look to them, especially if you happen to be on a motorcycle.
The Vint & York Caper is another all-time favorite pair of sunglasses. They serve up a more upscale look. These bad boys are a more upscale type of sunglasses, and they're made for hiding in NYC in plain sight.
The Vint & York Caper sunglasses provide a wide fit and have one of the best frames styles in 2022. These men's sunglasses are designed for a rounder or bigger face, as they are somewhat oversized square sunglasses.
8. Navigator Sunglasses
This season is big on style hybrids . These are power glasses called navigators.
Classic aviators have inspired newer, bolder shapes that are starting to revamp outfits everywhere. Dubbed as the Navigators' sunglasses , this unique style preserves the essence of metallic aviators. You don't have to make a tough choice. You get the best of both styles: aviator shape and square frames.
Attaboy is the perfect example of a boost of confidence. A style that always makes you feel good. The Navigator-style has been around for decades. They are just as relevant as they've always been. It's probably because you can't help but feel as good as you look when wearing them.
You can just as easily categorize them as oversized frames. The Navigators are not movie star material. A revamp of the classic aviator silhouette, and these oversized frames will keep you covered.
These glasses provide a medium-to-wide fit. This style best fits a medium or wide face with forms such as long or oval. Perfect for the “no pictures please” look! When it comes to your 7 a.m. airport arrival, they’ll be your new must-have piece!
9. Retro Sunglasses
These retro men sunglasses for men talk the talk while you walk the walk. They are inspired by the steam-powered machines of the industrial revolution. Steampunk frames with metallic accents are a futuristic approach to a classic round frame.
Half metal, half celluloid acetate in a glossy finish, these bad boys work their magic in matte colors. You will be surprised how well texture-mixing works with eyewear. Cutting edge. For shades that make a statement, this distinctive style definitely speaks for itself.
They have a more prominent metal nose bridge that projects in front of the frame. The Blue Nose frame is a real stand out. If you’re into making statements, there’s no easier way. When wearing the steampunk inspired metallic finishes, there’s no need to add on any extra bling.
The round frames hint at the old work goggles worn in coal factories during the mid-1800s in old New York. They're tough, decisive, and say that you're not afraid to dirty your hands!
As with most round frames, they fit perfectly to narrow, square and angular faces. A more eccentric frame, very similar to what T.J. Miller is wearing as Weasel in the notorious DeadPool movie.
10. Classic Cool Clubmasters
Clubmasters are a timeless symbol of coolness in sunglasses trends! The result of a fusion between casual and fashion statements, they have become essential to any man's wardrobe.
Brownline vintage sunglasses such as The Fitzgerald were popular during the 50's and 60's.
These glasses fit small to medium faces. The original Clubmasters trend fit men with a smaller head and face, preferably triangular, oblong or heart-shaped face.
11. Tortoiseshell & Horn-Rimmed Sunglasses
As for color, tortoiseshell sunglasses for men will dominate this year's trends. If you're looking to wear something softer, a smokey/whiskey dark tortoiseshell is the way to go! They ensure a versatile look. If you know you look good with a pop of color, tortoiseshell/ orange horn-rimmed shades are a stylish choice this year.
This shade of tortoise radiates with orange hues. It is the right amount of casual cool that will brighten any look. The color sparks interest everywhere you go. Make sure to do them justice with a proper outfit. The bright colors of the tortoise are a style statement that should not be taken lightly. These can also add a very subtle pop of color to a neutral look.
Bright horn-rimmed sunglasses don’t just hide tired eyes. They are also up the ante on everything you wear, even the most basic outfit. All this while keeping your eyes completely protected from the sun!
Check our best sunglasses for men styles and choose your next pair of fresh shades!