Jack Nicholson summarised how most men feel about their shades when he said, “With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.” A good pair of sunglasses is transformative. Not all styles, however, will have the same effect: sunglasses follow very specific trends.
The shape to buy now is the retro round, or more specifically the O’Malley (pictured above, £265), a fine-boned frame from Eighties zeitgeist brand Oliver Peoples. It’s a shape that has been worn in varying guises by Truman Capote, John Lennon, Johnny Depp and the Dalai Lama. Yes, the Dalai Lama. From high street to handmade, here's 3 more of the season's best circular shades:
Urban Outfitters £16
Randolph Engineering £110
Moscot at Liberty £175