A killer pair of sunglasses are the epitome of cool. They tie a look together and turn a good outfit into a great one. And that is why every man needs to invest in sunglasses. We round up the essential eyewear for a short- or long-term investment.

Iconic Cool
What makes this pair cool? The square shape is a modified version of the classic aviator teardrop – so you get the best of both styles. For a relaxed preppy look, wear these with a slim-cut golf shirt combined with patterned navy shorts and sneakers (natural fibres are best for keeping you cool).
Lacoste Edition R2 749 Moscon Optics.

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Frames for Life
With classic frames, feel free to look beyond black. You can even try designs with subtle details – like the saddle nose bridge on this pair of updated John Lennon-esque signature circles. This pair has the added bonus of being scratch resistant, which means they’ll look newer for longer.
Round framed sunglasses R2 690 Armani at Sunglass Hut

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Don’t Break The Budget
While you may get extra mileage out of expensive sunnies, you’ll be more disappointed when you leave them on the pool patio or crush them on the couch. We’re not advocating a traffic light purchase, but rather this trendy and affordable square-framed pair. (Tip: tortoiseshell is a fail-safe for most skin tones.)
Square-framed sunglasses R350 Dot Dash

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Day Tripper
You want a pair that you can wear at pool parties, braaing with your mates and Sunday lunch with your girl. Your
solution: find a classic frame shape that can stand the test of time, like aviators, athletic shades or wayfarers.
Not sure which colour complements your face best? A sleek black pair is a safe bet and they’ll work with most of your summer gear.
Reebok R599 SDM Eyewear

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FACE THE FACTS
Make sure you buy the right frames for your face:

Oval face – most frame styles will suit you.
Round face – seek balance with frames that are almost square.
Square face – round or oval-shaped frames will soften the angularity.
Long face – pick wide, large styles with a prominent top bar.