The sunglasses worn by these 6 iconic men

Spring is here. Take note from these iconic gentleman

In our opinion, the word ‘icon’ gets thrown around too much. Today, you can have a million Instagram followers and not have done much else with your life and still be classed as an icon. Someone of true stature, with the means to inspire men and women all over the world, should surely be the very definition of an icon. Someone who, even centuries after their time has been and gone, will continue to have the world in awe of them. These fine specimens are the perfect example of gentlemen whose style is still admired the world over. Follow suit.

Steve McQueen

As one of McQueen’s most defining accessories, this iconic pair of Persol sunglasses is still one of the brands most sought-after best-sellers. Get your hands on a pair and we promise you won’t regret it.


One of the most iconic pairs of sunglasses in the world has to be the classic Rayban Wayfarers: a piece that goes with everything, that’s as timeless as the men who’ve made it stylish. If you’re looking to invest in your first pair, make this it.

Robert Redford

The aviator is tricky, to say the least. But it’s iconic and the men that wore it wore it seriously well. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with serious style, look no further.

Paul Newman

If you’re looking for something a little bolder than the standard aviator, go for these. Perfect for a wider face and for a man with panache and style, these are the ones to go for.

Muhammad Ali

Another classic, the Wayfarer style looked as cool and collected on Muhammad Ali as it did on JFK and any icon who has worn it since. If you’re over black, go for something a little different – tortoiseshell is always a great step in the right direction.

James Dean

Round glasses may be trend-led and very of-the-moment, but there’s something timeless and classic about sticking to square frames. Follow in the footsteps of the ever iconic James Dean. You’ve got this.

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