10 Brands That All Men Should Know
In addition to the benefit eye health, sunglasses have become increasingly a fashion accessory. When we talk about men's fashion tends to be harder to find the best accessories at affordable prices. To facilitate this, I developed a list of the top 10 brands of sunglasses that all men should know:
1. William Morris
This is a family brand and because of this have more attention to detail on each pair of sunglasses. The frames are quality and modern design. They also have personal service that each member of the William Morris London team strive to give their customers on a daily basis.
2. Incredible Glasses
The Incredible glasses are produced using a unique design and with the latest and advanced materials. The lightness in only 10.2 grams, in over 60 different colors and with a comfortable all very unique day. Incredible is a completely flexible glasses, which bends without ever losing its trim.
3. Cutler And Gross
Cutler and Gross remain true to their founding principle of craftsmanship, producing in their own factory in Cadore, Italy. Shunning many luxury brands’ fondness for prominent logos, each style is simply numbered and the brand name rendered in gold foil on the inside right hand temple. See their website’s ‘Frame Craft’ page for a detailed overview on how it’s all done.
4. Garrett Leight California Optical
As one of the youngest brands on the list, GLCO mix timeless silhouettes with a dose of cool, offering neutral and brightly coloured tortoiseshell wayfarers and aviators. Though their range isn’t quite as comprehensive as some of the other brands that made the list, GLCO are a dab hand at brand building.
Taking it all back to basics is King’s Cross, London-based brand Cubitts. Established in 2012 with the intention of providing high quality handcrafted prescription opticals and sunglasses for a modest price, Cubitts’ eyewear retails at just £100 per pair, and that’s including delivery.
6. FORA Sunglasses
FORA is a portuguese brand and “FORA” means “OUT” in portuguese. The brand defines itself as a figure of speech for lifestyle, a way of being, a back to basics to design and make it happen. FORA reinvent and educate a connoisseur audience of timeless fashion and cult accessories.
Every celebrity noted for their style has to have been spotted rocking a pair of Illesteva shades. Handmade in Italy, their focus is to maintain quality while retaining a strong vintage sunglasses aesthetic. Their sunglasses are the best travel accessory.
In a few words: beveled temples, rounded edges and a finely-curved nose bridge invites an interplay between hard and soft elements, while a unique metal and rubber binding on the hinges adds stability. Ahlem sunglasses are all made by hand in France, with a timeless design that takes into consideration subtle improvements on classic styles.
9. Thom Browne
New York based designer launched his eyewear range for both men and women in 2011. Following his success of being "One of the most influencial designers in menswear" it only seemed right to release something new into his collection. Each pair of frames are handcrafted in either Italy or Japan from acetate so are durable and lightweight. Each featuring the signature Thom Browne tri-colour of red, white and blue.
10. Harry Lary's
The French eyewear house produce original frames that combine creativity & elegance. The brand mainly features retro-futurist shapes, all hand-made, with an 'unconventional & timeless chic.'