The top 10 best sunglasses for men in 2014 come from some of the most well known name brands in the industry. With distinct styles, great protection, and color selection, you can’t go wrong with any of these pairs, when shopping for new frames.
1. Ray-Ban Aviator Non-Polarized Sunglasses
Over 4,000 customers have purchased this model of Ray-Ban sunglasses, and of those, 73% posted 5 star ratings and 13% posted 4 star ratings. Though there has been much discussion online concerning the real or fake status of brand name sunglasses, and this model has also been the target of some of this discussion, the majority of customers were satisfied with their purchase. One customer contacted Ray-Ban directly to find verification that this seller and brand were authentic. The company warned against purchasing from 3rd party sellers. Customers posted tips for detecting frauds. These include smudged or imperfect prints of the Ray-Ban logo, labels that are not clearly printed or strange colors, lighter weight glasses and a strange gleam on the inside of the lens.
2. TOM FORD Sunglasses, Model: FT0144 Marko
These glasses are advertised as the model worn by James Bond in the film Skyfall. They are made of a shiny rhodium frame with Crystal Blue lenses. The color code is 18V. Each lens is 58mm wide. They come with a cleaning care kit to keep them in shape. These are very stylish versions of an extensive line of Tom Ford sunglass products.
3. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses, Model: RB2132
Ever popular, the good looks and fit of Ray-Ban is evident in this model of sunglasses. Of the over 3,100 reviews, 74% of customers posted 5 star ratings. Many customers appreciate the classic styling of these glasses, mentioning that the design ethic from the 1950s and 1960s has continued to inspire the Ray-Ban line of eyewear products. Customers noted that the original Wayfarer style was worn by stars and celebrities of all genres and that the comfortable, wrap around ear pieces have kept them safely on heads for years. This product continues to be a customer favorite.
4. Maui Jim Baby Beach Blue Hawaii Polarized Sunglasses
These 56mm lens sunglasses feature Polarized Plus2 Technology lenses. This technology blocks 100% of harmful UV rays from the sun and 99% of glare. The glasses offer views of saturated colors with excellent contrast and depth perception. They have special coatings which shed and resist water and grease. Of over 140 customers who posted reviews, 87% gave this product 5 star ratings. They noted the light weight, perfect fit and non-slip nose.
5. Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses, Model: DG2099
These sunglasses were reviewed by over 100 customers, and of those, 81% gave them 5 star ratings. Customers noted that they come with authentication paperwork, their own carrying case and cleaning cloth. They liked the classic aviator styling, the durable construction and comfortable fit.
6. Oakley Men’s Polarized Iridium Sunglasses, Model: Badman OO6020-07
This model of the tried and true, Made in the USA Oakley line, features rectangular shaped lens which are polarized iridium. Of the customers who posted reviews, 61% gave these shades a 5 star review. They noted the comfortable fit, excellent shade producing lenses and high quality construction. Many mentioned that they were planning to purchase additional pairs.
7. Maui Jim Ka’anapali Sunglasses
These classic men’s sunglasses are made with a titanium frame and polarized, polycarbonate lenses for style and durability. Over 80 customers posted reviews, and 72% of them were 5 star ratings. Customers of this brand tend to be loyal to it, mentioning that they had owned this brand for years. Many noted the comfortable, light weight fit and stylish design. They liked the flexible side bows and the way that they gripped the head.
8. Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses
Part of the extensive line of Oakley sunglasses, these Frogskins offer composite frame and lenses, with 100% UV protective coating. Over 200 customers purchases this model, with 62% posting 5 star ratings and 13% posting 4 star ratings. Customers noted that these glasses are durable and comfortable. They noted that these are lightweight and stylish. Some customers enjoy popping out the lenses and alternating colors.
9. Maui Jim- Men’s Breakwall Polarized Sunglasses
These sunglasses are polarized, extremely light weight, provide excellent clarity, stylish looks and a fair price. Over 200 customers posted reviews, with 79% leaving 5 star ratings. These men’s glasses come in several different lens colors and black, bronze and high transmission frame colors. A premium cleaning kit is included in the bundle. They are advertised as one size fits all. Most customers noted that they are light and comfortable to wear, allowing no side glare past the lenses. They noted that theses do not fall off and can be worn during many sports activities.
10. Ray-Ban Predator II Polarized Sunglasses, Model: RB2027
The acetate frames on these glasses are very light weight. The lenses are polarized grey with a width of 62mm. They offer 100% UV400 protective coating. They are imported. Of the over 290 customers who posted reviews, 81% left 5 star ratings. The high percentage of 5 star ratings were posted because customers like the classic look of these glasses, the comfortable fit, and their ability to protect from light leakage around the edges. Many felt that the glasses are durable, and some have owned several pairs of this style over the years due to its quality and lasting, yet up to date style.
11. Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses, Model: RB3016
Another model of the ever-popular Ray-Ban sunglasses is this Classic Clubmaster product. Reviewed by over 1,600 customers, 73% gave these glasses 5 star ratings. Though most customers mention the stylish appeal of these glasses and how good they make them look and feel, there are others who have mentioned that their eyes are not as fatigued while wearing them. Many mentioned that the fit is excellent, with comfortable nose bridge area and comfortable ear pieces.
12. Carrera Hot Aviator Sunglasses
Due to several choices of frame metallic and lens colors, these Carrera Hot Aviator sunglasses are a fashionista’s delight. There are six palladium frame designs, a blue and gold frame, a red and white frame, four green variations and one black and white mixture. The lens colors vary from grey to brown to azure depending on the frame designs. These imported glasses are made in China. They come with a case and the Carrera logo on the upper lens edge and along the side frame. All have a silver-toned bridge. They are two inches high. Over 200 customers posted reviews for this product, with 60% giving these glasses a 5 star rating. Many customers liked the glasses they received, but a controversy is clearly part of the ratings. Customers were concerned that these glasses are not the authentic, traditional brand, but poorly made knock-offs. They cite poor quality construction and have comparisons to older model Carreras they own which are better made, with proper logos and serial numbers. Discussion about the countries of origin, including China, Slovenia and Italy filled the postings, with warnings to be certain what is purchased in order to ensure getting the real brand name product.
13. Zero UV Horn Rimmed Style Sunglasses
The horn rimmed style of these retro looking glasses is part of their appeal, as many look for nostalgic eyewear. These offer varied colored large lenses which are reflective and have UV400 protection against the sun’s rays. The plastic frames have a smooth, flat matte finish which comes in various color combinations to please many tastes. The hinges are reinforced and the glasses come with a microfiber carrying pouch. Over 2,700 customers reviewed these glasses, and of those, 55% posted 5 star ratings and 21% posted 4 star ratings. Many customers liked the basic quality and reasonable price of these glasses. They appreciated the styling, mentioning that it enhanced their appearances. Many felt that the polarized feature made them a good value, and some mention was made that the micro fiber pouch can serve as a carrying bag and a cleaning cloth.
14. Ray-Ban Men’s Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses
With their retro aviator styling, these are a very popular purchase. Over 700 customers posted reviews and of those, 69% gave this item 5 star ratings and 13% gave 4 star ratings. In regards to the lower level of positive reviews, it is possible that many customers who were dissatisfied may have received knock-off products. These noted cheap materials, no brand or logo markings anywhere on the glasses, and in one case a pair that arrived with a sticker that said Ray-Ban. Cheap boxes without labeling were frequent. Those customers who were pleased like the classic styling, large lenses and vibrant colors.
15. Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses
Available in a wide range of lens colors and frame materials, these sunglasses were reviewed by over 680 customers. Of those, 72% posted 5 star ratings and 15% posted 4 star ratings. Customers who liked their purchases mentioned that the glasses are durable, and it is possible to drop them without the lenses scratching. Others liked their light weight, the classy styling, and comfortable fit. Customers who did not like their purchases noted that they believe they did not receive the real brand name product, but well-crafted fakes. There are numerous posts about how to check for fakes. One customer noted that the company makes the lenses in the United States, the frames are imported, and the glasses are assembled in California.
16. Maui Jim Kahuna
The polarized lens feature a composite black frame, and super thin glass lens. The glass is more durable, can withstand higher temperature, and they feature additional UVA and UVB protections, allowing you to wear them under nearly any weather conditions, or the brightest sun conditions.
17. Maui Jim Break Wall
With an extremely thin metal frame, these are going to fit your face comfortably. The wider lens, along with wrap around design style, are going to cover the tops, as well as the side of the eyes extremely well, for added protection. You can choose from polarized or non-polarized lens with these frames.
18. Oakley Radar Path
The standard lens, O matte frame, and plutonite carbonate lens are more durable, and can withstand the toughest sun conditions. They offer 100% UV coating protection, as well as a distinct removable lens, allowing you to change color, based on the activity you are wearing the glasses for.
19. Maui Jim Sugar Beach
A synthetic plastic frame, a polarized dark grey lens, and distinctive nose piece, allow for ease of adjustment, and added comfort, each time you put the frames on. They come with a protective case when the glasses are not in use, for ease of storage as well.
20. Ray-Ban Men’s Orb
The composite plastic frames, the rounded lens, and 100% coating protection, provide added protection from the sun, and the hottest temperatures as well. They feature a round lens finish, which cover your eyes from all sides, allowing little to no sun to seep in.
21. Maui Jim Banyans
These sunglasses are imported,and feature a unique metal finish design. They have a hinge spring, guaranteeing they won’t fall off the face, a rounded lens for optimal protection, full UVA protection, and they feature a polarized lens, to block out the highest sun rays from your eyes.
22. Oakley Flax Jacket XJL
With a hard outer case, O matte hinge, and the distinctive lens shape, they cover your eyes from every corner when worn outdoors. They feature a removable nose piece, allowing you to simply remove and replace the lens, so you can wear the right color, for nearly any outdoor activity or sports you are going to wear them for.
23. Oakley Fuel Cell
The polarized lens not only help to minimize glare, they also help block out the toughest UV sun rays when partaking in any outdoor activity. Plutonite carbon lens, along with the O matte plastic frame finish, are more durable, and can withstand continual use, for any sport or outdoor activities.
24. Ray-Ban 3025
The classic aviator style shades feature a single nose piece, which fits over any face comfortably for continued use. They come in a traditional metal or gold finish, with black lens, or you can mix and match the colors and lenses, to create your own personal style. They feature polarized lenses for added protection, and to help minimize glare when worn outdoors for continual periods of time.
25. Ray-Ban Wayfarer
This is the other classic style from the ever popular Ray-Ban name. These feature a distinct middle folding feature, allowing you to store them away in a small case, when the glasses are not being worn. They can also be purchased in a traditional black frame, or you can choose from distinct colors and styles, ranging from blue to green, or darker gradient options. They also feature polarized or non-polarized lenses, depending on the activities you plan on wearing them for.
With the most well known name brands, you can expect the best quality, and the unique design styles. No matter which of these frames you choose, you can expect optimal performance. Whether you are wearing the sunglasses out on the beach, for sporting activities, or simply want to wear them to an outdoor event you are going to attend, any of these frames are sure to impress,and provide optimal levels of protection from the harmful sun rays as well.