For the fashion-forward thinking man the 2012 sunglasses selection has something for each of you.
Whether you’ll be sporting your super cool new Ray-Bans on the lake, or your Louis Vuitton’s driving the autobahn at break-neck speeds in your posh, brand new red sportster.
Listed below are some of the hottest, newest fashion sunglasses for men, some that will fit your budget, and a few that are sure to break your budget. Smile! For every expensive pair you read about here, you’re sure to find a more reasonably priced option with a little effort!
The hottest new sunglass designs, ironically seem to be flash backs to retro frame designs.
Retro, or vintage sunglasses with an updated spin, are dominating the powerhouse brands’ designs. What’s old is new again, with a twist. It seems the major difference between today’s wayfarers, and an ‘80’s pair is the materials from which they are made. It would seem that designers have time traveled into the past for inspiration for this years sunglass styles.
|Bushmills USA x Shwood Canby Sunglasses for men|
GQ online magazine lists Bushmills USA x Shwood Canby Sunglasses as a favorite. Canby sunglasses from Shwood, are very similar to wayfarers in looks, however this particular pair are crafted from Bushmill’s century old White Oak casks, with Carl Zeiss lenses. Sold exclusively online and in one Boston boutique Bodega. Packaged in custom whiskey crates, for $225. Only 100 of these were made, but Louis Vuitton offers it’s own wooden style; Harold, which might break your budget with a price tag of $1,890 a pair.
| Slate optic Sunglasses for Men|
Marine Slate optic Sunglasses for Menby: Warby-parker
Warby Parker has a new color “Marine Slate” that is anticipated to sell out, for just $95, these are a ‘take ‘em anywhere’ style that will look sharp whether your strolling on the beach, boardwalk or picnicking in the park.
Aviators have been a reigning favorite since their introduction into mainstream fashion not long after their inception in 1936.
Louis Vuitton Conspiration Sunglasses for Men
Louis Vuitton has a 2012 favorite, Conspiration GM which sells for $520 a pair. These are metal frames engraved with a series of LV logos. If those are a little too rich for your budget, rest easy. Aviators can be found for much less, at just about any location, online or at the mall.
Oliver Peoples Sunglasses for Men
Another listed 2012 fashion aviator, from Oliver Peoples are made of titanium, with polarized sand-quartz lenses. These sell for $535 at barneys.com. Another classy aviator style; Salt Optics has combined 1920’s finesse into their aviators that will make anyone look fashionable, selling for $425 a pair, at saltoptics.com
|LV Harold-Brown-Sunglasses for Men|
Wayfarer frame styles along with Aviators seem to dominate this year’s fashion line-up, of that you can be sure! However there are many other great looking styles, if you’re searching for something a little more unique.
Author: Kirk Bachelder, is a manufacturer and importer of sunglasses for men, and a respected authority on sunglass trends. Click here to learn more about selecting fashionable sunglasses for men.