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Best Sunglasses for Men - 2017

Best Men's Sunglasses for 2017

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Best Sunglasses for Men: 2017

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 2017.

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.

For those seeking more of an impact, Warren is a thicker option and a strong choice for a bolder, retro-influenced look. It's our best-kept secret for a custom sunglass option.

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. A perennial favorite, Milwood charms with a round eye shape and gentle curves.

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 SS17 Hampton Sun.

Garrett Leight sunglasses – Andy Warhol Inspiration
Garrett Leight Best Men's Sunglass Inspiration – James Dean

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 classic aviators, our SS17 Riviera is your frame. Riviera is a light metal aviator with prominent bridge and Southwestern-inspired filigree, perfect for stylish men with larger noggins.

If you're still seeking a larger size, look no further than the Canal. This frame is an (even larger) aviator shape updated with inverse Windsor rims in matte finishes, color filled acetate and metal temples, and an architecturally styled bridge.

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, the GLCO x Nick Wooster Harding is an Arthur Miller revamp for the 21st Century man. 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. If you love the Van Buren, but want a little acetate with your metal, check out the Van Buren Combo.

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.

Hopefully this guide has helped find your perfect pair of shades for 2017. 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?