Sun Buddies

Photograph by Jill Greenberg for Bloomberg Business

Sun Buddies

Photograph by Jill Greenberg for Bloomberg Business

Forget Ray-Ban: Seven Fresh Sunglasses to Redefine Your Face

You’re an adult. You’re spending more than $20 on sunglasses. So don’t be boring and go for the same Ray-Bans and Oakleys that everyone else has. This year you’re going to find a pair of durable, well-made shades—in a design that you will want to wear for a couple of years. Here are seven handsome options by lesser-known brands that will turn heads as you wear them this summer. Photographs by Jill Greenberg for Bloomberg Business
Raen Saint Malo Sunglasses
Raen Saint Malo Sunglasses

These lightweight frames are slightly horned at the temple but rounded on the sides. They’re for the laid-back intellectual. Style Tip: Wear them with a bookish green. (www.raen.com, $135)

Photograph by Jill Greenberg for Bloomberg Business; Groomer: Colby Smith; Models: Jeff Ryan (VNY), Taylor Cowan and Jarno Boom (Wilhelmina), Andy Walters (NYC Model Management), Sigbjørn Skatvedt (RED); Director of Photography: Brent Murray
Mykita Crosby Round Frame Sunglasses
Mykita Crosby Round Frame Sunglasses

The Berlin-based design firm hit the perfect mark when it made these light and flexible aviator-inspired shades. They come with rubber tip covers and 100% UV protection. Style Tip: Wear them with summer whites. (www.mrporter.com, www.mykita.com, $520)

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Moscot Lemtosh Fold Sunglasses
Moscot Lemtosh Fold Sunglasses

From the iconic New York brand, these come with reinforced snap magnets that allow you to fold them when you’re inside. (Yes, take them off inside.) They have diamond-shaped rivets on the front and sides, with real glass lenses. Style Tip: Don’t wear them with a fedora. (www.moscot.com, $390)

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Autodromo Stelvio Sunglasses
Autodromo Stelvio Sunglasses

Named after a famous driving road in the Alps, these are formed around a Japanese acetate frame and stainless steel detailing. The polarized lenses will cut the glare on the road or on the water. Style Tip: Wear them with a V-neck. (www.autodromo.com, $325)

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Sun Buddies Black Type 06 Sunglasses
Sun Buddies Black Type 06 Sunglasses

They’re black but not basic. The thicker frame and oblong shape give them a distinct shape—exactly what you’d expect from acetate eyewear created by a Swedish design house. Style Tip: Wear them with all black, of course. (www.assemblynewyork.com, $175)

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Italia Independent Model O200 Metal Frame Sunglasses
Italia Independent Model O200 Metal Frame Sunglasses

Made by the company founded by Ferrari scion Lapo Elkann, these embody the Italian style of his famously dapper grandfather, Gianni Agnelli. Style Tip: Wear them with a spring trench. (www.italiaindependent.com, $197)

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Barton Perriera Dean Square Frame Acetate Sunglasses
Barton Perriera Dean Square Frame Acetate Sunglasses

Handmade in Japan, these are made of a slightly burnished brown acetate that gives them a softer mien than regular tortoise shell. The blue in the lenses pops against the effect. Style Tip: Wear them with a soft denim shirt. (www.mrporter.com, www.bartonperreira.com, $480)

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