One item that almost perfectly blends fashion and function, sunglasses should be a must own for gentlemen. Great for so many reasons, you can use sunglasses when you want to have a day at the beach, hanging out at the park with friends, going for a relaxing hike out in nature, or even something as simple as making the drive in to work to fight off the glare of the morning sun. For your sunglasses, you will want lenses that are both polarized and offer UV protection.
Polarized lenses are especially beneficial for the gentleman that enjoys the outdoors. These lenses work by reducing the glare caused by reflections or directly from the sun. Ever sit by the lake and wish you could see better? Polarized lenses are the answer to that problem. You will be able to see much more than before with your polarized sunglasses.
Meanwhile, you should make sure your sunglasses offer UV protection. The light from the sun gives off the ultraviolet radiation that damages your eyes over time. This damage is mitigated through the lenses with UV protection. UV comes in two forms, UVA and UVB, and you will want to make sure that your sunglasses cover both. This is because UVA is more commonly the cause of macular degeneration, which leads to blindness, and UVB is the main culprit in causing sunburns and other irritations.
So now that you found the right lenses, let’s make sure you can house them in the right frames. Get frames that will work with your outfit. Like many accessories, your sunglasses should match up with one of your other items, much like shoes match with your belt and your tie matches with your jacket.
Gentlemen know better than to have their fashion clash, and having a pair of sunglasses that matches the rest of your outfit makes you look better.