I have had a love-hate relationship with sunglasses. I have yet to find a shape that suits me, but I also struggle to be able to name more than five brands that are both affordable and are good quality and can survive longer than a year in my possession. This led me on a search to find sunglasses brands that match my criteria. Or in some cases, the brands found me through Instagram algorithms.
Here are my favourite men’s sunglasses brands that are both affordable, stylish and are made well.
Viu eyewear merges their cutting edge design with their expert craftsmanship to create timeless eyewear and suit every style. Hand-crafted in Italy and designed in Switzerland quality and innovating is at the forefront of the development process, using materials such as premium acetate, titanium, stainless steel and 3d printing techniques for maximum precision.
Quality and style are at Triwa’s priority when producing sunglasses. Designs are clean and versatile, taking inspiration from their established wrist wear business. Founded in Sweden, you find each sunglasses made with high-quality materials in a mix of matte and gloss finishes.
Quay Australia, founded in Melbourne 14 years ago, use their festival circuit roots to fuel the inspiration and design of their sunglasses. You can find bold and edgy designs which fit with their fearless attitude, at an affordable price point to make it accessible for everyone.
Ace and Tate do things their way, by being transparent in showing why we are paying far above what is reasonable for sunglasses. By cutting out the middle man, you pay for only the design and quality, cutting out the licence holder and retailer. They are creating high-quality designs at a fair price.
You should be familiar with ray ban sunglasses. Ray-ban is an American-Italian founded luxury brand that has been creating eyewear since 1936. They are the most recognisable eyewear brand and are the staple for people who want iconic, stylish and reliable sunglasses.
You can always rely on jeepers peepers frames to make you stand out from the crowd. Founded in 2005, they pride themselves in creating eyewear that blend style and affordable.
An affordable premium sunglasses brand established in Sweden. Sun Buddies prides itself with collaborations with artists, designers and photographers. Prices start from £115
Established in Brick Lane, London. Hot Future premium sunglasses are known for their ‘iconic and authentic’ eyewear urging you to not ‘settle for ordinary’. Sunglasses are manufactured in Shenzhen and are made with the ‘highest designer quality acetate, 100% UVA and UVB protected CR39 optical grade lenses and robust metal hardware’. Prices start from £85.
Founded in 2013, Cubbits eyewear focuses on timeless modern design without the ‘bows and whistles’. Sunglasses are made from cellulose acetate. Prices start at £125
What are some of your favourite affordable men’s sunglasses brands that you love?