What are the best sunglasses trends in 2022 for men? Which models are being worn now? And what are the current must-have sunglasses? In this blog post, we show you the 10 most important trends from minimalist to extroverted, inexpensive to luxurious. Because sunglasses are a win-win accessory: they not only offer UV protection for our eyes, but they also give your outfit the perfect final touch.
Our Top 10 Sunglasses Trends 2022 for Men
1 SLIM 90s STYLES
Perhaps the most striking men’s sunglasses trend for summer 2022 are slim sunglasses. With their very narrow frames in rectangle or oval shape, these are reminiscent of ravers from the 90s. Check out the Gucci (GG 0516) or Porsche Design (P 8565) models, as well as sportier styles like the Oakley Gascan.
2 HAVANNA & TORTOISE
Sunglasses and eyewear in havana and tortoiseshell brown fit virtually any style, because the frames in soft brown colours never look obtrusive and leave room for the face. They’re also a great alternative to plain black sunglasses. In summer 2022, the trend is retro shapes with brown tinted lenses – these models are timeless and will still be on-trend in a few years.
Aviator glasses are one of the big eyewear trends in 2022. This iconic pilot shape always makes sunglasses stand out. Whether in a sleek retro look like Tom Ford’s FT 0750 or avant-garde like the Ray-Ban CATS – the teardrop-shaped lenses exude casual coolness and have been staples in men’s wardrobes for years.
4 RIMLESS SUNGLASSES
Rimless sunglasses are a real newcomer among 2022 trends. They come in timeless classic styles from high-class brands like Maybach Eyewear (The Artist Sun) or Silhouette (TMA Icon), while those who want to add a little edge to their outfits should opt for more progressive models like the frameless Shield sunglasses in an out-of-space look by Versace (VE 2180).
Hiding behind a mask? Not at all! Shield sunglasses are now not only a perennial favourite among men’s sunglasses and catch everyone’s eye. A special eye-catcher with extra UV protection is undoubtedly the PLD 7038 visor from Polaroid.
6 NEON SUNGLASSES
Always playing it safe with black sunglasses? Time to try something new! For those who want to veer off the classic path, 2022 brings a wide variety of colourful sunglasses. Because one of the main trends this year is neon colours. This trend has a lot of punch and is not for the faint-hearted or fans of understatement.
7 SUNGLASSES WITH SIDE PROTECTION
For those who want to put their eye health first, you should know that even the best sunglasses are useless if UV radiation comes from the side. Luckily, on trend this season are shades with side protection. They are not only extremely stylish, they are also crazy comfy, because you’re perfectly protected from all directions.
8 DOUBLE BRIDGE
It’s just a small piece of metal or acetate above the bridge of the nose, but the bridge of a pair of glasses can immediately change the look of a model. Two of them all the more, which is why double-bridge frames are indispensable this summer. Whether edgy like the VOOY Cabriolet Sun, minimalist like the Tom Ford FT 0927 or straightforward like the Adidas Originals OR 0066.
9 SQUARE SUNGLASSES
With this 2022 sunglasses trend, the message is: show a clear edge! The frames must be wide, angular and thick. They don’t hide, but put their stamp on your look. The ultimate classic in this style is, of course, the Wayfarer by Ray-Ban. For those who want something a bit more stand-out, check out the Subdimension von Le Specs or the SL M104 von Saint Laurent.
10 SPORT SUNGLASSES
The last of our men’s sunglasses trends for 2022 is sport sunglasses. Even if you’re not an avid sportsman, just wearing a pair of sporty sunnies will make you feel fitter. They go particularly well with modern, elegant outfits, but they are also an eye-catcher with the urban-casual look.
AND HERE’S TO YOU, LADIES! For your girlfriend, mum, granny, sister or your inner feminine side, there is of course also the ultimate top 10 sunglasses trends for women 2022 in a separate blog post.
Need more inspiration?
In another blog post, we have compiled our glasses trends for 2022 here.
And in our post “Which glasses suit me?” you’ll find tips and tricks to help you choose the perfect frame shape for your face and style.