May 2024

Men's Sunglasses: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of men's sunglasses rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2024.

Summary

On 7 May 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 109 sunglasses endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

98 sunglasses were endorsed in total, only 7 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 7 May 2024, Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed sunglasses with 3 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 3 recommended it as the '#1 sunglasses' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking men's sunglasses start at $15.99 (Sojos Breath) and go up to $507 (Persol 714SM Steve McQueen). Median sunglasses costs $159 (Kaenon Burnet Mid).
$15.99
$507

At a glance - May Ranking

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Rank Change Price Sunglasses
Good Housekeeping
tripsavvy.com
Runner's World
luxurylondon.co.uk
thecoolist
independent.co.uk
TheManual
T3
OutdoorGearLab
Forbes
1
- $180
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer
The Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer sunglasses are highly praised for their timeless style, versatile design, and durability, making them a popular choice for both men and women.
1
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1
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6
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2
- $178
Ray-Ban Clubmaster
The Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses are highly regarded for their timeless style, excellent lens quality, and durability, making them a versatile and reliable choice for a wide range of individuals and activities.
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1
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1
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3
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Huckberry Weekenders
The Huckberry Weekenders sunglasses are highly praised for their stylish design, versatile fit, and durable construction, making them a great option for casual wear and outdoor activities.
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4
2
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12
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2
4
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Raen Aren
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1
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3
5
- $507
Persol 714SM Steve McQueen
The Persol 714SM Steve McQueen sunglasses are highly regarded for their style, lens quality, and durability, making them a timeless and versatile choice for eyewear.
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11
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15
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8
6
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Bose Tempo Frames
The Bose Tempo Frames sunglasses are praised for their stylish design, versatile functionality, and durability, making them a top choice for outdoor activities and active individuals.
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3
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3
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12
- $180
Ray-Ban Retro Round Metal
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5
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#2 $178 Ray-Ban Clubmaster
#1 $180 Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer
#12 $180 Ray-Ban Retro Round Metal
#6 $228 Bose Tempo Frames
#5 $507 Persol 714SM Steve McQueen

We ranked Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer #1 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's sunglasses” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 18 Sep 2023)
The Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer sunglasses are highly praised for their timeless style, versatile design, and durability, making them a popular choice for both men and women.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Sunglasses for Men

Classic, stylish design
Lightweight and comfortable
Durable, according to testers
Suitable for a variety of face shapes

May slide down nose

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Runner's World

Best Everyday Pair

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OutdoorGearLab

A Timeless Classic

Classic, versatile style
Look great on everyone
Robust and sturdy

Slant leaves the top open
Heavy

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We ranked Ray-Ban Clubmaster #2 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's sunglasses” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Ray-Ban Clubmaster as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 18 Sep 2023)
The Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses are highly regarded for their timeless style, excellent lens quality, and durability, making them a versatile and reliable choice for a wide range of individuals and activities.
Critic endorsements:
independent.co.uk

Best Overall

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T3

American-meets-Euro chic, these sunglasses are classics

Classic design
Can be customised
Lightweight

You might prefer Wayfarers

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend men's sunglasses.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of men's sunglasses, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2024 ranking

We ranked Huckberry Weekenders #3 in May 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's sunglasses” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 18 Nov 2023)
The Huckberry Weekenders sunglasses are highly praised for their stylish design, versatile fit, and durable construction, making them a great option for casual wear and outdoor activities.
Critic endorsements:
tripsavvy.com

Best Budget, Runner-Up

Premium polarized lenses eliminate glare
Impressive clarity
Durable construction

Traditional design is not particularly fashion forward

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Runner's World

Best for Hiking

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thecoolist

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Forbes

Best Affordable Sunglasses For Men

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We ranked Raen Aren #4 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's sunglasses” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Raen Aren as #1.
Critic endorsements:
tripsavvy.com

Best Overall

Subtle style
Ample sun protection
Durable construction

Not ideally sized for larger heads

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Forbes

Best Stylish Sunglasses For Men

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We ranked Persol 714SM Steve McQueen #5 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's sunglasses” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 18 Sep 2023)
The Persol 714SM Steve McQueen sunglasses are highly regarded for their style, lens quality, and durability, making them a timeless and versatile choice for eyewear.
Critic endorsements:
thecoolist

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T3

Understated sunglasses for the man who would be Steve McQueen

Understated design
Hinge design
Classics

Quite harsh colourway

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Forbes

Best Luxury Sunglasses

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We ranked Bose Tempo Frames #6 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's sunglasses” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 18 Sep 2023)
The Bose Tempo Frames sunglasses are praised for their stylish design, versatile functionality, and durability, making them a top choice for outdoor activities and active individuals.
Critic endorsements:
Runner's World

Built-In Speakers

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T3

The perfect sports shades with a techy treat

Bose Open Ear Audio tech adds a soundtrack over everything
Sweat and weather resistant design
Comfortable

Pricey
Not as sleek as your standard sunnies

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We ranked Ray-Ban Retro Round Metal #7 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's sunglasses” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Everyday Sunglasses for Men

Classic, retro style
Adjustable nose pads
Available in a variety of lens and frame colors

Design is a bit more fragile

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TheManual

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