A good pair of sunglasses are an absolute style staple and can revive any outfit. But which styles should you be investing in? We invited the masters of gentleman’s style, Punk Monsieur, to advise us on which sunglasses we should always have at close hand to change up our look:

To us at Punk Monsieur, sunglasses are not just an accessory, they are an iconic unisex companion to any stylish outfit. It is important to have several styles in rotation to get the most versatility from your wardrobe. Here are our five top picks in terms of sunglasses style.

Classic Aviators


Classic aviators usually have a metal frame combined with a reflective or smoked lens. The oversized, large lenses were originally designed to block the sun from all angles. This is why their popularity grew within the pilot community. They look good on most face shapes and therefore are suitable for every modern-day Maverick. The ones pictured are from Ray Ban.

The Clubmaster


A pair of Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses look suave and sophisticated. Though they do remind us of The Talented Mr. Ripley, not that it is a bad thing! The best part about these retro-looking shades is that you can wear yours to the office to complement your suit, or even on the weekend to complement your distressed jeans. This style is so versatile that either way you will stay looking stylish. The ones pictured here are from Dolce & Gabbana.

Wayfarer Sunglasses


The absolutely classic style was made famous by Ray Ban. Defined by its boxy shape and super-thick frames, you can’t go wrong with a classic wayfarer in your collection. They are available in a huge variety of prints and colours for both ladies and gents. This is a suit-all style for every face shape and size. Some of them now come with clear lenses to get that geek-chic look.

Round Sunglasses


John Lennon and other 60s/70s rock legends comes to mind with this iconic style. While the lenses are always round, the frames can be a various styles, sizes and materials.Perfect to wear at festivals,

Velvet Sunglasses


It is not just shape that matters. Forward fashion sunglasses are taking on a plethora of materials too. From wood, to velvet, the options could be endless. Of course the first style we would recommend are our iconic velvet sunglasses. The glamorous and daring won’t overlook choosing striking colours, various creative fabrics and swank shapes of these spruce velvet sunglasses. Expect prying eyes to be wooed at your uniqueness and make sure you have an answer when people ask “So, where did you get those from?”

We hope our gentleman style tips have been of help to you. Our choice of high end accessories will help you pull off that outfit like no other.