Style | April 25, 2022 12:19 pm

11 Designer Sunglasses for Men That Are Worth the Splurge

These premium shades should be your warm-weather upgrade

Men's designer sunglasses, including shades from Gucci, Oliver Peoples and Persol
From Gucci to Persol, we've got just the shades for you this summer.
Persol, Oliver Peoples and Gucci

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As summer approaches, we’ve clued you into both affordable sunglasses and trending styles for sunnies, but there’s nothing quite like a quality pair of designer shades. From historic labels like Ray-Ban and Versace to elite performance-driven models from newer players (we’re looking at you, District Vision) to on-trend startups looking to make a splash, there’s a variety of high-end sunglasses you should have on your radar.

Much like a good watch, shades are an excellent way to exude coolness and composure, and to subtly — or not, we don’t judge — flex your impeccable taste. It’s certainly not what we would call a frivolous investment, either; with the higher price points, better materials and modern cuts are at your fingertips. A heavy metal frame or lightweight acetate both prove themselves more durable than cheap plastic shades found at the gas station, and look a hell of a lot better, too.

Plus, designer sunnies aren’t simply about status, the right pair can be the signature element of your warm-weather wardrobe. Premium aviators can take your run-of-the-mill white tee and jeans to Top Gun levels of swagger. (If that’s not your cup of tea, how about Batman levels?)

To help you level up this summer, we’ve identified 11 of our favorite high-end sunnies for you to rock, flex and otherwise stunt in. There are plenty of shapes and styles to choose from, but all of these shades share one thing in common: they’ll guarantee you never go back to regular sunglasses again.

a pair of designer Ray-Ban Sunglasses on a grey background
GlassesUSA

Ray-Ban RB3675 Aviator Sunglasses

a pair of designer sunglasses from Tom Ford on a grey background
GlassesUSA

Tom Ford TF0623 Laurent 02 Sunglasses

a pair of designer sunglasses from Loro Piana on a grey background
Mytheresa

Loro Piana Weekend Round-Frame Sunglasses

a pair of designer sunglasses from Zegna on a grey background
GlassesUSA

Ermenegildo Zegna EZ0063 Round Sunglasses

a pair of designer sunglasses from District Vision on a grey background
SSENSE

District Vision Koharu Sunglasses

a pair of sunglasses on a grey background
GlassesUSA

Versace VE4361 Sunglasses

a pair of designer sunglasses from Oliver Peoples on a grey background
Mr. Porter

Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

a pair of sunglasses on a grey background
GlassesUSA

Burberry BE3080 Aviator Sunglasses

a pair of designer sunglasses from Persol on a grey background
Mr. Porter

Persol 649 Original D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

a pair of designer sunglasses from Prada on a grey background
GlassesUSA

Prada PR18WS Sunglasses

a pair of designer sunglasses from Gucci on a grey background
Mytheresa

Gucci Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses