Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Sunglasses

When it comes to present day sunglasses, technology is the latest invention that allows consumers

When it comes to present day sunglasses, technology is the latest invention that allows consumers to get the best of the best! New designs are lightweight and resilient, effortlessly combining heritage and modifications. Some frames made from transparent bio-acetate, a material that partially derives from natural and sustainable sources, with partially bio-based lenses.

Even though your father or husband probably owns a few pairs of sunglasses, I doubt it’s an eco-friendly pair. Garrett Leight below developed sunglasses that are eco-friendly and engineered with biodegradable acetate and Sport Utility Vision (SUV) lenses.

These days American men are demanding more with everything that is non-essential including screws, rivets and welds. Steeped in Danish design, classic elegance and carefully considered simplicity, LINDBERG’s technical innovations have revolutionized the industry. This means the frames are among the strongest in the world.

Given many Americans haven’t seen their Fathers since the beginning of the pandemic, gift-giving has many options to offer consumers such as Amazon, travel packages, giftcards…

This Father’s Day, I have listed the various styles in men’s sunglasses!

Happy Father’s Day!

Alexander McQueen: 

Alexander McQueen-Alexander McQueen Graffiti Sunglasses. $315 

Arnette: 

Arnette-Beyond high quality eyewear made from bio-based materials. $113 

Cartier: 

Cartier-Following the recent relaunch of the Pasha de Cartier watch, a cult design since 1985, Cartier has introduced these new sunglasses as part of their Pasha de Cartier Eyewear Collection. The shape of the eyewear references the signature watch through round profiles, a sleek double bridge detail, and a blue spinel. Made of full titanium, the new design is lightweight and resilient, effortlessly combining timeless heritage and contemporary edge. $1,645

Coach: 

Coach-The latest Hangtag Square Sunglasses are a vintage-inspired tortoiseshell frame finished with a hangtag detail that references the leather tag added to each Coach bag since the 1970s. $185 

Covalent: 

Covalent– Covalent is the world’s first carbon-negative eyewear. Made from a natural material called AirCarbon, each pair removes 2.03 kilograms of CO2 equivalents from the atmosphere. Every pair comes with an individual number so that you can track the lifecycle of your eyewear via blockchain technology. They have two men’s styles: the Hancock and the Huntington so any guy can see how much of a positive impact he’s having on the environment. $155 

6. Courtesy of Covalent Fashion

 7. Covalent’s Carbon-Negative Hancock Sunglasses 

 Emporio Armani: 

 

Emporio Armani-The frames of this model are made from transparent bio-acetate, a material that partially derives from natural and sustainable sources, with partially bio-based lenses. $176 

Garrett Leight: 

 Garrett Leight- Even though your dad probably owns a pair or two of sunglasses, we doubt it’s a pair as eco-friendly as these. With a shared love for the sun, sand, mountains, and ocean, Garrett Leight California Optical and Parks Project created a limited-edition collection that focuses on giving back to the natural spaces that have kept California flourishing for so long. These sunglasses are eco-friendly and engineered with biodegradable acetate and Sport Utility Vision (SUV) lenses. A portion of proceeds from every item will go towards defending the nearby Ventana Wilderness, underscoring the Parks Project mantra: leave it better than you found it. What better gift to give your dad than giving back? $395

Lensabl: 

Lensabl-Holbrook is a timeless, classic design fused with modern Oakley technology. Holbrook is available online directly from Lensabl.com and with a wide variety of high-quality prescription and non-prescription lens options to choose from. Frame is $126, prescription lenses start at $97 

LINDBERG: 

LINDBERG—Steeped in Danish design, classic elegance and carefully considered simplicity, LINDBERG’s technical innovations have revolutionized the industry.  We have done away with everything that is non-essential including screws, rivets and welds.  This means the frames are among the strongest in the world, but are also lightweight and comfortable. $515 

Nanushka:

Nanushka- from intricate gold-tone arms to angular cutouts that present a unique set of proportions and dimensions. Material innovation continues to be key to Nanushka’s vision of responsible luxury. The frames are cast from 68% bio-based plastic, which is made from natural and renewable materials that biodegrade in a composting environment; the lenses are also bio-based, comprising 39% from natural and renewable resources. $275

Polite Worldwide: 

Polite Worldwide– Polite Worldwide’s Terra sunglasses are made with plant based acetate and are recyclable and biodegradable. The acetate is produced in sheet form which is hand-cut which reduces the environmental impact of production and creates a superior hand-made product. The materials used are sustainable and able to be upheld long term which make the sunglasses the perfect eco-conscious gift for father’s day. $130 

Vuarnet: 

Vuarnet eyewear can live and survive under extreme conditions and come in many different shapes and vibrant colors. The brand’s elegant frames are cut in beautiful acetates and nylon and feature their unparalleled high-tech mineral lenses that are 100% natural and 100% recyclable. This Edge 1613 style is inspired by the brand’s sports heritage, and beautifully combines the finesse of stainless steel with the modern twist of a subtle acetate rim. Locally-made with love and care in their own factory in France, Vuarnet is dedicated to the highest levels of eye protection, vision precision, optical clarity, and comfort. $360