Facing a bright day without sunglasses is just not worth the squinting-induced headaches, temporary blindness and sun-damaged eyelids, especially when a great pair has the ability to frame your face and give you an air of ‘cool’ when your outfit just isn’t cutting it. Let us be your personal shopper and do your eyes, and indeed your ensemble, justice by shielding them the right way; with our top picks of British luxury eyewear.
Cutler and Gross
Hand-built frames give Cutler and Gross sunglasses a distinct feel of quality. They’re not designed to just sit there and look pretty, though, as they also provide 100% UV protection to keep those peepers looking young. Their advice to those of us with a square jawline is to soften the angles with round frames, and I trust them completely, what with their adorners including Rihanna and Elton John. This pair is sure to do the trick.
Cutler and Gross
Round-Frame Acetate and Gold-Tone Sunglasses
Victoria Beckham’s eyewear is designed to exude every bit of elegance that you’d expect from the fashion designer. Channel the vibes of the queen of chic herself with these cat eye sunglasses, suited to the heart-and-round shaped faces of the nation. I’m grateful for the gradient lenses, too, allowing me to actually see the dashboard when driving while providing complete protection from the sun overhead – genius!
Cut Away Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Aviator styles flatter most face shapes, so even a man greatly unfussed by the eyewear that adorns his face can be sure he’ll look good in this Burberry pair. That’s not to say men aren’t impassioned by their accessories, and if they are, they’ll appreciate the UV protection, scratch-resistant lenses, and arms enrobed in goat leather. Exceedingly British, Burberry’s range of sunglasses won’t let the guys down.
Check Detail Pilot Sunglasses
The classic and often edgy concepts of Alexander McQueen have translated perfectly into his range of eyewear. Channel positivity by viewing life through these rose-tinted glasses. They may not actually have you seeing glasses-half-full wherever you go, but with their aviator style frames and fun bubblegum acetate at the temples, they’ll certainly have you looking great.
Aviator-Style Gold-Tone and Acetate Sunglasses
When it comes to designing sunglasses, it helps if the minds behind the brand are themselves eyewear fanatics. Taylor Morris was launched by two such minds; Hugo Taylor and Charlie Morris. Their eye for detail and quality is best encapsulated in this classic wayfarer-style pair. You can wear them, your man can wear them, your friends or man’s friends can even wear them, if you really want – the point is, they’re unisex and will do any and every face shape justice.
Raleigh Black Wayfarer-Style Sunglasses
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