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The best men's sunglasses (Maui Jim's, Ray-Ban, etc) that look good, are functional, and won't go out of style?

Updated on July 19, 2007

Mens' Sunglasses One Guy's Opinion

Sunglasses are yet another accessory that enables people to show off their own unique sense of style. (Unfortunately when it comes to sunglasses, most people become sheep and follow the herd - "Oh big glasses are in that make me look like a bug? That's what I need too!") Although the really big sunglasses are "in" right now (Thanks to celebs) you must realize that if you're an average Joe wearing the latest trend you really just look like a wanna-be. No one thinks your Diddy or even Jack Nicholson if you wear your glasses into the bank and throughout your transaction, trust me on this one.

I would suggest that men, women, children (and sheep) instead of following trends, find the glasses that look good on them as well as express their sense of style. The way to do this is to look to classic brands such as Ray-Ban and try the different shapes and sizes on to determine what is right for your face. If you go to a kiosk in a mall you're only going to get what's "hot" or "now" and the shapes will be limited, go somewhere that they have a good selection of sunglasses both classic and trendy.

Size matters. Find the size of sunglasses that fit your face - large enough to do the job it's meant to do but not so large that you look as if you've just finished doing some nuclear testing.

Finally, if pressed to give the one shape that almost every man can wear and is a classic? It's the aviator shaped sunglasses. These come in a variety of sizes and it's more a question of the size that's right for you not the shape. Again (and not to be an ad for them) Ray-Ban features many different variations of shapes and sizes of this style of sunglass. And hey, if it's good enough for Top Gun it's good enough for you!

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      lisadpreston 7 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      I have such a flat face that it takes a certain kind of sunglasses to look right. Men look good in anything. I always hated these sunglasses but find that my sons wear them and look rather handsome in them.

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      Matt 8 years ago

      Can't go wrong with the aviators!!

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      Nakojua 8 years ago

      that's Awesome! I bet those look real Nice!

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      somelikeitscott 8 years ago from Las Vegas

      Well, if you've got the cash...someone gave me a fab pair by Tom Ford. They were designed for the last 007 movie and havs that on them. However the great news is that you can always get a pair of aviators from cheap to 007!

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      Nakojua 8 years ago

      Great Hub!!I love the Ray-Ban Aviators! They are my favorite especially on my boyfriend! I want to get him another pair because his broke, but I'm not sure what kind i should get him, any ideas??

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      Shruvz 8 years ago

      Hey. i completely agree with you!! These are absolute classics! Check my designer sunglasses on my hubs and comment if you like them. Thanks

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      Lifesrich 8 years ago from Southern California

      I spend so much time trying on sun glasses to fit my face. I've had so many pairs I lost count. So much time wasted finding the perfect pair..... only to lose them in a split second. My next pair will be made of cardboard... sorta on the lines of the kids 3-D.

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      Sunglasses Guy 9 years ago

      Both of those looks will never die, but the do go through phases. However, I think the aviator go out of style less frequently.

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      Isabella Snow 10 years ago

      I LOVE aviator sunglasses. Every man should own a pair!

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      somelikeitscott 10 years ago from Las Vegas

      Yes and away we go...thanks for the well-written comment.

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      Tim Hyde 10 years ago from Louisiana

      Is that what Jackie Gleason is wearing in my profile pic?

      Well written.


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      Paul Edmondson 10 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I might go with the aviators, although, for some reason I call them bombers. Not sure where I picked that up.