While we don't normally lay down the loot for sunnies until the sun actually has, uh, some warmth to it, there's really no seasonal limitations for buying new shades. So, hot on the heels of our latest sartorial tragedy—breaking those vintage Ray-Bans (damn that extra Bloody at brunch)—we've decided to put together a cheat-sheet on the coolest new men's sunglasses to ensure the latest, greatest protection for dudes' peepers. Our list of eight must-haves has styles for the hipster, the Ibiza-bound, and the professorial type, with budgets to match. We're making it official—lose those Canal Street wayfarers once and for all.
Click through to see 8 pairs of sunglasses that make our summer cut!
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Illesteva Lenox, $205, available at Gargyle, 16A Orchard Street (near Canal Street); 917-470-9367.
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Dolce & Gabbana Limited Edition Gold Collection Sunglasses, $580, available at Ilori, 138 Spring Street (at Wooster Street); 212-226-8276.
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Cheap Monday The NEW Night Watch Sunglasses, $35.00, available at Alter, 19 Franklin Street (at Greenpoint Avenue); Brooklyn; 718-784-8818.
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Topshop Silver Mirror Retro Sunglasses, $28, available at Topshop, 478 Broadway (at Broome Street); 212-966-9555.
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Terri Brogan 8676, $525, available at Silver Lining Opticians, 92 Thompson Street (between Prince and Spring streets); 212-274-9191.
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Moscot Carlos, $275, available at Moscot, 18 Orchard Street (between Delancey and Rivington streets); 212-477-3796 .