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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

STYLISH GUYS IN RETRO SUNGLASSES

10 August 2018

Here’s another takeaway from this season's menswear shows for you: when it comes to sunglasses, the message from the stylish attendees was clear – retro shades are where it’s at. From 70s-esque amber-lensed goggles to 90s skinny sunnies (yep, it’s really happening), it’s time to get nostalgic because there’s something tasty to sample from every era. Here, we bring you a compilation of our favourite steezy dudes wearing retro shades for your copying pleasure.
Show goer wearing skinny sunglasses | ASOS Style Feed

Less is more

Newsflash: skinny sunglasses aren’t just for the ladies. Resist it all you want but, sooner or later, the micro shades trend is going to get you. And if you need any convincing, let this dude be your guide. By slotting his gold-framed cat-eye shades into a laid-back shirt over tee and jeans combo, he gives a masterclass in how to work them seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe. Bonus points for the banana-print shirt.
Street styler wearing performance sunglasses | ASOS Style Feed

Peak performance

In what’s got to be the most unexpected sunglass trend of the season, we bring you wraparound performance shades – the kind more commonly spotted at, say, windsurfing championships. Since cropping up again recently on the Vetements and Heron Preston runways, the street-style set have caught on, too, courtesy of colourful mirrored styles from Oakley and Nike. First dad sneakers, now sport shades – you better raid your old man’s wardrobe to find out what’s next.
Show goer wearing purple-lens sunglasses | ASOS Style Feed

Purple haze

Sure, seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses is nice and cheery, but how about trying lilac lenses on for size? Tapping into the mood for  all things 90s, this slick dude makes a compelling case for going purple. Start by opting for a softly hued lens and then round it off with a printed short-sleeved shirt and Leo in The Beach-style beaded necklaces and bracelets.

Street styler wearing aviator sunglasses | ASOS Style Feed

Flight school

With filming of the Top Gun sequel currently underway (and due in cinemas in July 2019, for all you Maverick fans), the appetite for 80s-style aviators is only going to get stronger. We’re totally on board with this guy’s lightly-tinted take, sprinkled with a healthy nod to Sam Sylvia’s signature aviator frames from Netflix’s glitzy ode to the decade, GLOW. Fortunately, this showgoer forgoes Sylvia’s sloppy polo shirts in favour of a fresh floral-print shirt and breezy linen jacket. Nicely done.

Show goer wearing amber-lens sunglasses | ASOS Style Feed

Pictures: Rex

Feeling peachy

If lilac shades aren’t for you, how about giving amber lenses a whirl? As well as creating a 70s vibe, they promise a sunny disposition no matter what your mood. Cropping up on the runway at Gucci and Tom Ford, try playing up the golden vibes like this showgoer with a honey-hued tee and a retro studded waistcoat. Gold stars all around.

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