The hottest men’s sunglasses to
wear in 2020/2021
The SS20/21 men’s sunglass trends are taking a nostalgic cue, from retro hipster to classic bad boy wrap-arounds and sporty chic topping the trends.
Here’s our round-up of the top five men’s sunglass trends for 2020/21:
Colourful sunglass lens tints
Image caption: Colourful sunglass frames and coloured tinted sunglass lenses keep the look bold and bright in men’s sunglass trends 2020.
Men’s sunglass trends are getting pretty playful this 2020 season, with plenty of fresh new colourways and vivid hues showing up in sunglass frames and tinted sunglass lens options – like Maui Jim sunglasses, which added vivid blue and green lenses to their range of men’s polarised rectangular sunglasses in 2020. If your old Maui Jim frames just need new lenses, you can find the right replacement lenses for Maui Jim sunglasses with The Sunglass Fix’s SFx Ultimate Polarised Lens to bring your sunglass style up to date and give your old sunglasses new life.
Image caption: Any modern man worth their street cred will appreciate the out-of-the-box hexagonal shapes currently trending in men’s sunglasses.
Much like previous seasons, men’s sunglass trends for 2020 are heavily focused on the classic styles of Aviators and metal-rimmed frames.
Break from the original gold sunglass frames with brown or green-tinted lens and opt for a more modern smoky tear-drop lens to suit the new style of silver wired frame Aviators. Go loud and proud with the floating inner rim in contrasting metal with brightly coloured lenses in tones of yellow seen in the latest Armani Exchange sunglasses. Or for a more enduring style, the Gucci GG0500S Aviator sunglasses which come in the luxury house’s recognisable signature chic colours of black or gold. You could always update your favourite pair with some Gucci sunglass lens replacements to tailor your look to the trends.
Top bars remain the choice of stylish men who love a classic vintage sunglass look, while the more modern options of geometric shapes like the unisex Ray-Ban RB3548N hexagonal metal sunglass frames remain hugely popular in men’s sunglass trends for 2020!
Aviator sunglasses never really leave the sunglass trend list, so if already own a pair of classic Aviators like the ever-popular Ray-Ban RB3025 model, you can remedy scratched sunglass lenses or update your sunglass repairs with Ray-Ban lens replacements.
Retro round sunglasses
Image caption: The perfect combination of trends for men’s sunglasses in 2020: round and with an aviator-like rim in gold or tortoiseshell.
Sunglass shades are trending rounder and smaller for the 2020 men’s sunglass trends, with the best examples combining acetate arms and metal fronts, or masculine options like the rounder tortoiseshell frames by Persol sunglasses. Persol men’s sunglasses currently feature green or slate blue lenses in their classic tortoiseshell frame - or you could consider sunglass lens replacement options to match your lens to any of your chosen rounder sunglass frames.
Choose your rounder style of sunglasses depending on your personal style - do you prefer the classic honey-gold frames with contrasting green or smoky grey lenses (just think John Lennon!)? Or rely on the styles that simply never date, like Ray-Ban’s RB3016 Clubmaster classic, with its retro black brow line with iconic gold bottom rims still adding some swagger to men’s sunglass trends in 2020.
Image caption: Come summer, the sturdy and resilient sporty sunglasses will be all the rage, taking you from beach to boat to bar with ease.
The latest sporty-style of sunglasses brings a new direction in 2020 men’s sunglass trends, with wrap-around frames and mirrored lenses a key look for aerodynamic men’s sunglasses.
While mirrored lenses are hugely popular, there’s also plenty of men’s sunglass brands sticking to a back to black approach for a more enduring style to the sports-luxe sunglass style, like Oakley sunglasses - we’re loving the Oakley Holbrook models (you can find new lenses for Oakley sunglasses at The Sunglass Fix if you need to update or repair sunglasses with Oakley lens replacements).
Old-school style statement
Image caption: Old-school acetate shades are retro only in appearance - this trend is definitely now one for the modernist if Post Malone’s new Arnette sunglass range in anything to go by!
Retro influences from the 80s and 90s are a key trend for men’s sunglasses in 2020, with acetate frames trending towards big rectangular or oversized oval shapes with solid, thick arms. But it’s the bold and edgy versions of these old-school sunglasses that are making the biggest mark.
Driving the trends are some hot new celebrity collaborations, like Post Malone’s ’90s-inspired sunglass collection made of sustainable bioplastic launched this year with Arnette sunglasses, including the AN4273, AN3081 LARS and AN6125 LAYNE, with the brand’s KaleidoTropic brushed contrasts and the exclusive Post Malone + Arnette temple prints in bold and bright colours.
Take your 2020 sunglass style to the next level
Image caption: Look sharp this 2020 by choosing to wear any of these latest 2020 men’s sunglass trends, and the future is looking bright indeed!
The 2020 men’s sunglass trends offer an array of styles from classic to cool. So whether you’re a low-key and relaxed kind of guy, an urban street styler or dressing for an active lifestyle, there’s trending men’s sunglass styles to suit any need, mood, or attitude.