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6 Best Designer Sunglasses for Summer

In Partnership with Specsavers

Specsavers has just launched Australia’s largest range of designer sunglasses with over 150 new styles to choose from. Collaborating with world-famous brands and designers like HUGO, Alex Perry, Tommy Hilfiger, Super Dry, Quiksilver, Diesel and more, discerning gents are spoilt for choice when it comes to new summer styles.

Key pieces include urban frames in bold acetate; round frames are seriously on-trend right now, and there are updates to classics like aviators from Alex Perry and a range from Tommy Hilfiger that reflect the label’s youthful spirit.

“Sunglasses might be a small accessory, but they can have a large impact on your look,” says Yvy from the Specsavers product team.

“When it comes to choosing sunglasses, my tip is to find the right ones for you and your wardrobe and then make them work with your individual style.”

We’ve perused the new Specsavers range and selected six styles that are guaranteed to elevate your summer wardrobe and also do a bang-up job of protecting your eyes from the harsh southern sun, which is arguably just as important.

And if contact lenses are your thing, the Specsavers team are here to help. To ensure you don’t get caught short without your contacts when you need them the most this holiday season, make sure you sign up for automatic reordering with easypay. Just select the frequency of your re-order at the checkout – by doing this, you’ll also score free delivery on all your orders plus a free pair of glasses too!*

Man of Many’s Top Picks

specsavers sunglasses by hackett

1. Hackett

The latest frames from Hackett are the perfect blend of timeless elegance and contemporary British design. Days spent at the beach require a pair of stylish shades, and this deep squared-edge design offers just that. Featuring slim dark blue acetate with a shiny finish, grey tips and the Hackett name etched on the bridges; these sunglasses elevate a style that has long been a summer staple.

Model: Hackett Sun RX 03
Features: deep square; slim acetate plastic; with a shiny finish
Colour: Blue
Price: 2 pairs from $199 single-vision

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specsavers sunglasses by Hugo


Wherever you are, HUGO brings a dynamic flair to clothing and accessories, and this range of urban glasses for fashion-forward gents brings an acclaimed brand name to the beach, the boat, the barbeque and beyond. Keep a cool head with these black acetate sunnies that feature a smooth brow, flat-bottomed lenses and a shot of bright red on the interior.

Model: HG Sun RX 01
Features: acetate plastic; flat-bottomed lenses
Colour: Black
Price: $199 per pair

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specsavers sunglasses by osiris

3. Osiris

When the sun’s out, these summer classics will be your go-to pair. Featuring a deep square shape, the acetate structure is versatile in dark tortoiseshell and perfectly offset by bronze-coloured metal double bridge detailing. Wearing these beautiful designer frames will make you decidedly different and impossible to ignore.

Model: Osiris Victorious Sun RX
Features: deep square shape; acetate plastic; dark tortoiseshell; bronze-coloured metal double bridge
Colour: Black (subtle brand detailing in gold)
Price: 2 pairs from $199 single-vision

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alex perry sunglasses

4. Alex Perry

Well known for his love of aviators, Aussie designer Alex Perry takes a well-known pilot style and adds his own twists for a modern take on a retro look. The tortoiseshell wrapped brow bar and khaki green acetate rims make a genuinely sophisticated statement. These bad boys are unlike anything else doing the rounds this summer.

Model: AP Men Sun RX 12
Features: retro, aviator-inspired; tortoiseshell wrapped brow bar; khaki green acetate plastic rims
Colour: Gold
Price: 2 pairs from $249 single-vision

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tommy hilfiger sunglasses by specsavers

5. Tommy Hilfiger

As one of the world’s leading designers, the frames in the Tommy Hilfiger collection embody a classic American cool style described as ‘preppy-with-a-twist.’ The top brow trend continues with these black frames offering a sharp look that goes even further with ‘stepped’ side detail and Tommy branding on a brushed steel plate at the temple.

Model: TH Sun RX 43
Features: wide acetate plastic; flat brow line; brushed steel plate (temple)
Colour: black / brown
Price: 2 pairs from $249 single-vision

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specsavers sunglasses by hackett

6. Hackett

The Brits know refinement, so for a touch of classy summer style, try these on-trend round sunglasses from Hackett. Crafted from metal with stylish stripe detailing on the sides and with tortoiseshell acetate tips to complement the gunmetal colour, they’re suitable for dining alfresco and cruising the coast with the top down.

Model: Hackett Sun RX 01
Features: round shaped; acetate plastic; tortoiseshell tips
Colour: Gunmetal (stripe detail)
Price: 2 pairs from $249 single-vision

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Specsavers also offers a wide variety of lens options including polarising, tinting, ultra-thin and reactive lenses, so your new shades are perfectly tailored to your needs.

“I always recommend choosing polarised lenses,” adds Yvy. “It’s an option you’ll want: polarising cuts out the glare and is a must for the Australian summer.”

If you’re like us and love the flexibility of contact lenses and styling your look with a great set of frames, why not use both? Whatever your preference, Specsavers has a great range of options to suit – no matter your style and budget.

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Michael Vane

Michael Vane

Michael Vane is an experienced journalist, copywriter and content creator who has produced fun and informative content for Man of Many since 2016. Specialising in gaming, technology and entertainment reporting, Michael is extremely adept at navigating new technologies and providing reviews on the latest releases. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Media Studies from Griffith University, and his work has been featured in publications such as Game Informer, Pilot, Wine Selectors and PowerUp!, to name a few.