Its slightly ironic just as I finished writing this piece, its starts to rain. Oh well I guess welcome to England. You would think that by now I would be used to the unpredictable English weather. But guess what? If like me you would wear your sunglasses, come rain or shine than here is your guide to my top five. Unique, stylish and most of all, they all get The Quintessential Gent’s approval.
Orlebar Brown is my go to brand for tailored mens beach and swim shorts. So when I saw these Teal Acetate Round sunglasses I had to include them in my guide. The round frames with the coloured acetate frames combine a retro ‘50s feel with a more modern look.
Exclusive to Mr Porter these Oliver Peoples sunglasses were created in collaboration with the Peck estate. Paying tribute to one of the most stylish actors of all time, Mr Gregory Peck, in the iconic movie To Kill A Mockingbird. The vintage-inspired round frames are rendered in transparent acetate, with dark-grey lenses to keep your eyes protected.
The Palm Sunglasses by Spanish clothing brand Scalpers, are extremely classic, plus they won’t break the bank. A bit of a newcomer in the UK this Spanish brand whose name and logo is inspired by Native American Indians, is known for its tailoring and quirky accessories. Its collection is focused on three tenets; design, detail and “quirks”. And these glasses represent the best of the quirky nature of Scalpers. Check out the Scalpers store on Carnaby Street.
Tens is one of my new favourite sunglasses brands (To find out why, check out my previous article called Filter your World). Started by three friends, who as photographers and filmmakers who added rich, warm colours to their work. It was only natural to bring this process to the real world. A simple ambition to make everyone’s day look & feel ten times better. The Bailey sunglasses features a playfully rounded frame divided by classic keyhole bridge geometry, and definitely represent the brand’s ethos of making everyone’s day look and feel ten times better
MAISON MARGIELA + Mykita
Uber-hip Berlin brand Mykita’s collaboration with Maison Margiela to create a limited edition of sunglasses has go to be one of the best collaborations so far. Handmade in Berlin from matte-acetate, giving them instant contemporary industrial appeal. The olive-green hue is subtle and suits all complexions. Dressed up or dressed down. You choose.
So there you have it my Guide to my top 5 sunglasses this summer. Come rain or shine.