A Weekend Guide to 6 Acetate Sunglasses We Love 2

Summer  is almost upon us and we’re revving up to go out our outdoor adventures in the city. We’ve compiled a short list of six pairs of sunglasses we have on our list right now, ranging from specialist eyewear brands like Cutler & Gross, Sun Buddies, RAEN and Oliver Peoples to more fashionable labels like Surface to Air and Oliver Spencer for you to consider.

Read our selection of buyer’s guides here.

Surface to Air Troopers Version 2 Sunglasses

Surface to Air launched it first eyewear collection this Spring. The Troopers feature an ageless look with a masculine frame in sleek matte torte and navy. A hip, but not overly trendy summer look. Check out our more in-depth look at the collection here.   ($180)

Sun Buddies Crystal Acetate Sunglasses

Très Bien‘s very own Sunglasses line made from premium acetate – Sun buddies offers a thick frame in clear crystal with a classic silhouette for a look suitable for men and women. They also feature Carl Zeiss Vision lenses for protection against harmful rays. Check out our in-dept look at the collection here.  ($165)

Oliver Peoples Jannsson Sunglasses

A unisex frame handcrafted from acetate featuring genuine pins on the front of the frame inspired by Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior.  The two tone greyscale print is a look away from the usual tortoise shell brown we see. An interesting addition to the wardrobe. ($405)

RAEN Optics in Rootbeer Matte

Another interesting pair of sunglasses with it’s woodsy frame. Inspired by James Dean’s style in the 1950’s. It features a metal screw temple detailing and a notched bridge. Also featuring Carl Zeiss lens and you have the option for a polarized style. ($117)

Oliver Spencer and Eye Respect Frank Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

Now what would a summer be like without a pair of tortoise shell sunglasses? Slightly brighter than average, these frames will have the sun shining through them, possibly creating a halo around your face. Oops. No worry, those lenses are sure to protect your corneas. Check out our in-dept review of them here. ($300)

Cutler & Gross o862 Black Sunglasses

An all black pair as your safety net – sure to go with everything and anything you have in your wardrobe. Sure, this handmade pair might cost a tad bit more than a lot of things, but they might just be the perfect investment for you if you only plan to buy a pair for the next couple of years.  ($500)

Words by Denise Taw
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