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Our guide to the best sunglasses for him this Christmas

2 Dec 2015

Our guide to the best sunglasses for him this Christmas hero image


Looking to buy your man some great shades this Christmas? Like the eyewear that the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Craig and Bradley Cooper wear?

Then new British online eyewear retailer OCO has everything you need.

The OCO team are qualified optometrists with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Here OCO’s optometrist Jennie Harris gives her guide to the best frames on the market for men this Christmas:

OCO offers free next working day delivery (DPD) and an online prescription eyewear service. Visit the OCO website to check out their extensive range of branded eyewear.


Tom Ford Snowdon TF237: £217

As worn by: Daniel Craig in the new Spectre movie.

Jennie says: “Snowdon is the frame of the moment. They look great on Bond, the world’s best-dressed spy, and will look perfect on your man too. They’re a small-medium sized frame with a very classic shape that suits most faces. The Snowdon is also perfect for prescription sunglasses.”

Buy here: /tom-ford-snowdon.html#83=888


DITA in matte black with matte antique 12K gold, £560

As worn by: Adam Lambert, Lewis Hamilton and Jamie Foxx.

Jennie says: “A splurge luxury buy which are ideal for any man who appreciates quality products. DITA sunglasses are very high quality and extremely popular with celebrities loving the aviator look both here and in the USA.”

Buy here: /dita-mach-one.html


Oliver Goldsmith Wiseguy in Gunmetal, £285

As worn by: John Lennon and Michael Caine

Jennie says: “These square shaped aviator sunglasses look great on most men. They’re a high quality acetate with Zeiss lenses. A high end luxury frame.”

Buy here: /oliver-goldsmith-wiseguy.html#83=578


Persol 3108S Typewriter edition in striped brown with blue polarised lenses, £163

As worn by: Lewis Hamilton

Jennie says: “Great value for money, these vintage style sunglasses are high quality and on trend. It’s no surprise that Lewis Hamilton loves them.”

Buy here: /persol-3108s-typewriter-edition.html#83=1363


Ray-Ban Aviator in gunmetal with green polarised lenses, £116

Jennie says: “These large metal aviators are a design classic. Great value for money and 13 colours to choose from. This colour option comes with polarised lenses – a major plus point.”

Buy here: /ray-ban-rb3025-aviator-large-metal.html#83=519


Carrera New Champion in blue ruthenium, £62

As worn by: Bradley Cooper

Jennie says: “A classic brand with a contemporary style, these mirrored lenses are very in at the moment. A good low price point and four great colour options for the frames.”

Buy here: /carrera-new-champion.html#83=1069

Editor’s notes: For more information or images contact Lucy Mason at Mason Media: 0151 239 5050. M: 07903 197402. E: