Mens Summer Essentials – The Sunglasses Edit

Sunglasses have always been an important fashion statement and a necessary accessory for protecting your eyes from harmful UV Rays (even during colder months). Back in the 1920s, a pair of round glasses signified wealth and opulence.

Later on, in the 1950s and 1960s, many celebrities like Steve McQueen, John Lennon and Roy Orbison made it popular to wear custom-made, oversized shades sunglasses. Today, there are many shapes, styles, colours and brands to choose from.

Regardless of the design you prefer, choosing new sunglasses should be fun! They can be the perfect opportunity to make a change or take a fashion risk. There’s a large choice in terms of strength of lens, colours, as well as the options for polarisation (glare protection).

We want you to have all the sunglasses knowledge to hand, so we’ve put together our picks for this season's sunnies. From classic styles we see fly off the shelves every year, to sunglasses that are so popular they are now a staple in our glasses collection.

How to choose the right sunglasses and glasses for your face shape?

In general, we like to consider the shape of your face. After all, you’ll want to choose what sunglasses look good on you. For instance, if you have a square face, you’ll benefit from rounder frames that feature soft curves. Likewise, the angles of a heart-shaped or triangular face will be emphasized by aviators. On the other hand, if you have a rounder face, you might consider going for rectangular or square styles such as wayfarers as these will harden your features. For a more in depth guide of which sunglasses suit your face please click here.

Picking the right sunglasses for your face

The classic aviator

The classic aviator

2022 brought Top Gun back to the big screen, and along with it came the timeless style of the 80s. So, if you’re channeling your inner aviator and “feel the need for speed”; you need the absolute must-have: the classic aviator.

These glasses are also a best seller in our Aviator glasses range.

These modern Ray Ban aviator sunglasses will complete any look., The design is completed with a plum polarized tint and a silver Ray Ban embossed logo towards the arm hinge.


The day to night frames


Time-tested and stylish, This Maui Jim design is suitable for a range of styles. Its modern modern and minimal shape, which flatters almost every face shape while it offers durability and comfort to keep your eyes safe on sunny days.

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The cool design:

The cool design

With grey and tortoiseshell mix, and a double bridge, this is arguably the coolest pair of frames in the market. The design is complete with a grey polarized tint, sharpening up your fashion look while also shielding your eyes from UV rays.

Ready to try your new sunglasses?

Maybe you're shopping for a new pair for your everyday tasks, or a pair to complement your beach-ready look, at M&S Opticians we've got you covered. Explore our handpicked collection of sunglasses, from oversized styles to round frames and delicate metal trims – there's plenty to choose from in our range of men's designer sunglasses.

If you are ready to try your new sunglasses from the comfort of your home you can use our virtual-try-on app, or you can simply pop into your nearest M&S Opticians store. We want to make sure you pick the right sunglasses for you, and our experts will be happy to provide you with professional advice during your visit. Whatever your style, get ready to look your best.