Three Things to Consider Before Buying Men’s Sunglasses

A good pair of sunglasses should not only look good on your face, they should be comfortable and block out harmful UV rays.

Sunglasses beside smart phone
While some people purchase sunglasses based on how they look, put some thought into the frame construction and lens materials before you buy.Freestocks.org

It seems that women’s sunglasses get all the attention, doesn’t it? Admittedly, there are many more women’s styles to choose from, thus making them more interesting. However, that doesn’t mean that men’s sunglasses have to be boring, or just a necessity purchase. Shopping for men’s sunglasses can be fun, and when you do decide to go on that shopping trip, there are some things you want to look for in the perfect pair.

Size

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Classic Sunglasses
One size sunglass does not fit all.Ray-Ban

When it comes to sunglasses, one size isn’t going to work for everyone. Some styles may be more universally sized than others, but for most that isn’t the case. Thus, look for a pair of men’s sunglasses that offers size options including 55mm, 58mm, and 62mm. The smaller sizes are for more narrow faces, and the bigger sizes are for bigger or wider faces.

Durability

Oakley Men's OO9102 Holbrook Square Sunglasses
Whether you’re working or playing, you need to know your sunglasses will hold up.Oakley

Strength and durability are a must for men’s sunglasses. One pair is likely going to be for both work and play, so you need sunglasses you can trust to withstand the extremes of both. Look for sunglasses that have a stress-resistant frame that lasts over time. You also want your men’s sunglasses to have a durability that still manages to be comfortable enough to wear all day long. Sunglasses that are uncomfortable will sit in your room, unused.

Weight

SUNGAIT Ultra Lightweight Rectangular Polarized Sunglasses UV400 Protection
Don’t weigh down your face with heavy sunglasses.SUNGAIT

No one wants a heavy piece of plastic or metal on their face. So, when looking for the right pair of men’s sunglasses, you want ones that have a lightweight frame. The light weight of the frame doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing quality—the two can co-exist. Look for a frame constructed of quality metal or plastic and you’ll be good to rock and roll. Note that you can prolong the life of your sunglasses by keeping them protected in a case when they’re not in use. This way you don’t risk them getting stepped on or broken.