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GLCO Guides: Best Sunglasses for Men - 2016

Best Men's Sunglasses for 2016

GLCO Guides

Words: Karena Meyer
AKC Store Manager

Best Sunglasses for Men: 2016

Finding the right men’s frame may prove difficult only because of the many desirable options for today’s fashionable man. There are several proven, timeless styles that are easy to work into most men’s daily wardrobe. And for those who believe fortune favors the bold, there are more daring and adventurous shapes. If you’re either switching up your style or building out your collection, this guide will help figure out which shades will suit you best in 2016.

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SQUARE SUNGLASSES FOR MEN
For the Tired Wayfarer Wearers


Brooks is the perfect blend of a classic square shape mixed with a rounded retro influence. It’s a great frame to try if you’re looking to move away from those tired, heavy Wayfarers for something sleeker and more tailored. A timeless shape, Brooks is a solid choice for anyone with a strong sense of style.

If you’re finding Brooks a little too narrow for comfort, Bryn Mawr is an excellent wider alternative that doesn’t sacrifice any style points. For those seeking more of an impact, Dudley is a slightly narrower, thicker option for a bolder look and our best-kept secret for a custom sunglass option. The Warren, new for Spring/Summer 2016, is a similarly thick option with a highly wearable touch of retro.

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ROUND SUNGLASSES FOR MEN
For Those Going Around in Circles


If you’re ready to leave the square shapes behind the sophisticated Kinney frame will make for an effortless transition. Designed to never go out of style, the Kinney’s soft oval shape keeps its classic feel in a wide range of colors.

Looking for a more hip round look, but don’t want that John Lennon vibe? Hampton is your saving grace. It’s a modern take on a P3 shape — think preppy and almost perfectly round — with more room in all the right places. It’s the perfect accessory to polish off with a suit or simply class up your casual attire. For our five year anniversary, we've taken the liberty of mixing and matching mattes with vintage-inspired tones and temple tips.

Below, the new SS16 Hampton Sun.

Best Men's Sunglasses – Hampton Sun
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LARGE SUNGLASSES FOR MEN
For Those Who Believe Bigger is Better


Think your head is a bit bigger or wider than most? Are you convinced that all these styles simply will not fit? Don’t give up hope! If you like that classic Brooks vibe, the limited edition collaboration frame Boswell is a great alternative, if you can still get your hands on a pair. Made by a man who knows what small frame rejection feels like, GLCO x Boswell will meet your big boned expectations.

If the Boswell's sharp red hue isn't your style, another option we'd recommend is the Bentley, if you want a clean Kinney-like look made for the bigger-headed gentleman.

UNIQUE SUNGLASSES FOR MEN
For the Bold & the Beautiful


If you’re the type of man who’s feeling fairly confident with his eyewear arsenal and is looking for something different, Grayson is an Arthur Miller revamp for the 21st Century man Grayson too. If you’re unfamiliar with the playwright, you’ve probably heard of his wife — Marilyn Monroe — which should give you a pretty clear idea of how this style attracts. Updated and refined from the 50s, Harding gives the perfect edge to a vintage shape.

Iconic men's sunglass inspiration – Arthur Miller

Not daring enough? Check out Van Buren, the ultimate addition for any glasses aficionado. It has a similar shape, but stripped down to its bare essentials: classic, clean and edgy. And it folds to fit in your shirt pocket. Effortless style on the go.

CLIP ON SUNGLASSES FOR MEN
For the Sun-Soaked Space Savers

Last but not least are clips, the accessory for your accessory and the no-brainer for anyone with a prescription. Our flagships can customize clips for any and all frames, so there's got to be a perfect one for you out there.

This year, try layering lenses like we did with Want Les Essentiels, mixing different sunglass tints as a base while adding on a mirrored clip for that extra dimension. If you're into something a little more subtle, our newly launched G15 Clip for the best-selling Wilson is a versatile pick, too.

Want les Essentiels collaboration clip – Inner Mirror
Want Les Essentiels sunglass collaboration – best men's style 2016
Want Les Essentiels clip collaboration – best men's style 2016


Hopefully this guide has helped find your perfect pair of shades for 2016. Whether you’re ready to stand out from the crowd of rampant Ray Ban wearers, spice up your wardrobe with a round retro look, fall in love with that elusive stylish large frame or make heads turn with a bolder look, GLCO has it all. Well, all except that sporty wraparound look, but who wants that?

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