This summer’s men’s sunglasses trends are a versatile bunch that are 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.
If you’re 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 of new, fresh and bold frames!
In this top 10+ list of the hottest sunglasses, Vint & York will show you how to pull off the biggest sunglasses trends of 2020. Time to turn your new specs into an essential backbone piece of your wardrobe!
Most popular men’s sunglasses styles this year
The first thing we did was round up more than 15 of our best selling men sunglasses of the moment, classifying them-by trends. The best thing? These high-street Vint & York shades are all between $129 and $199. And they can be easily transformed into prescription sunglasses. So take a look then take your pic!
1. Metal Sunglasses: Gold, Silver and Clip-ons
Metal has become nearly as versatile as the well-loved acetate frames. Not only are they highly adaptable, but they upgrade the overall look to appear more steampunk and less bookish.
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 huge resurgence, quickly going from retro to modern hot. Men enjoy the slim lines and lightweight feel of metal frames, which are even slimmer and more lightweight than acetate frames.
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 just imagine the pic potential for Instagram!
Clip-ons are once 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 big 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.
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 are 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 wide face.
The Vint & York Charleston clip-on sunglasses are absolutely dashing for several reasons. For starters, 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 feels just as amazing whether you wear them as sunglasses or with clear lenses.
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 definitely a case where one is actually better than two.
Beyond your ordinary fashion statement is the ready-to-wear Charleston frame. They are made from a metal structure and infused with retro round lenses and a slick clip-on.
The Charleston is one of the most fashionable and unique 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. You’ll get some snazzy pix donning these glasses, which you can endlessly boast on Instagram.
The Charleston serves up a medium-to-wide fit. These frames are perfect for any face shape, especially square faces with pronounced cheekbones, a big forehead, and angular jaw lines.
2. Round Vintage Sunglasses
Round vintage sunglasses are the retro-inspired accessory that has literally 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.
The Razz metal sunglasses are the original hipster sunglasses, with round frames reminiscent of John Lennon.
These round frames fit a narrow to medium face. Designed to make you stand out from the crowd, round frames are ideal for men who have narrow, square or angular features
These bad boys are more than that! Deriving heavily from the 1920’s vintage style, Vint & York’s The Swinger frame has faux leather trim and simple wire rims. That makes wearing these sunglasses an act of simple rebellion against unnecessary opulence.
Another more casual round type of sunglasses is the Vint & YorkNo-Lita. 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 extremely thin wire frames and smaller, super defined round lenses. The No-Lita 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 snazzy keyhole bridge.
The No-Lita designer sunglasses provide a medium fit. They do particularly well on guys with medium faces as well as triangle or oblong face shapes.
3. D-Frame Sunglasses
Once the reserve of oily teddy boys, the D-shape frame is making a comeback for men. The style is becoming more and more popular thanks to their futuristic feel and masculine character.
D-shape sunglasses are identified by their angular, oversized look. They are most flattering on gentlemen with rounder faces.
4. Oversized Aviators Sunglasses
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 all the way up the ladder to the largest size of aviator sunglasses, why not try the Vint & York Swag frames. These glasses serve up a fusion between the classic aviator style and the bigger style, 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, this 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, Swag shades have a certain appeal. They look best on a fashion-oriented man.
5. 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.
A prime example of the thicker and manlier sunglasses frames comes from the Vint & York Bowery. This retro-inspired, semi-rimless frame features square lenses and heavy browline. The Bowery 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 plainly visible, providing a fresh twist on a classic shape. While Clubmaster men’s sunglasses may be all over the place, you’ll have your own 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.
6. 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 a little more 21st century. Voila! The look is new, again!
These wayfarer style sunglasses are a touch more refined than the 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 contemporary 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 lines.
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 cool 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 sunglasses for men provide a Fit: medium-to-wide fit, perfect for oblong faces.
7. Flat-Brow Fashion Sunglasses
The metallic top brow bar trend is a variation of the original flat brow style of sunglasses for men.
The top metal bar is a substitute of 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. This has made them one of the best-selling sunglasses styles of 2019!
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 of a slightly rounded shape, giving it tons of charisma. As one of the coolest men’s sunglasses around, this trend will give you the stainless-steel-meets-plastic look that your personality craves.
The Vint & York Around the Block sunglasses are 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 they are classic. With a rock look to them, they are perfect to wear with a leather jacket, 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, and they’re made for hiding in NYC in plain sight.
The Vint & York Caper is another all-time favorite pair of sunglasses. They serve up a more upscale look. . This more upscale type of sunglasses., and they’re These bad boys are made for hiding in NYC in plain sight.
The Vint & York Caper sunglasses provide a wide fit. These men’s sunglasses are designed for a rounder or bigger face, as they are rather large square 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 new 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 you’re 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, 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 to the old work goggles worn in coal factories during the mid-1800s in old New York. They’re tough, decisive and says that you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty!
As with most round frames, the 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 statement, they have become essential to any man’s wardrobe.
Brownline vintage sunglasses such as The Fitzgerald were very popular during the 50’s and 60’s.
These glasses fit small to medium faces. The original Clubmasters trend fits men who have a smaller head and face, preferably with a triangular, oblong or heart-shaped face.
11. Tortoiseshell & Horn-Rimmed Sunglasses
As for color, tortoiseshell sunglasses for menwill dominate this year’s trends. If you’re looking to wear something softer, a smokey/whiskey dark tortoise shell is the way to go! They ensure a versatile look. If you know you look good with a pop of color, bright tortoiseshell/ orange horn-rimmed shades are a stylish choice this year.
This shade of tortoise radiates with orange hues. 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 is a style statement that should not be taken lightly. These can also add a very subtle pop of color to a rather 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 men sunglasses 2020 collection and choose your next pair of fresh shades!