Best Glasses For Men To Channel Your Inner Clark Kent

By Zak Maoui, Eleanor Davies, Faye Fearon
18 February 2020
Style, Fashion, Glasses, Eyewear, David Beckham, Dbeyewear, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Dior, Prada, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Oakley
For bespectacled gents, finding the right pair of frames that fit your face and your tastes can seem like an unconquerable mission

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Thankfully, eyewear designers have really upped the ante so you needn't settle for outdated frames. From rectangular to round and tortoiseshell to metal, freshen your view with GQ's edit of the best men's glasses.

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Bottega Veneta

With a rectangular frame, tortoiseshell appearance and gold-tone metal arms, Bottega Veneta's acetate glasses will bring a touch of Italian elegance to your shelf of spectacles. $314 at


Prada is going really preppy with clothes lately and, quite clearly, with glasses too. We're big fans of this chunky, rectangular design – a very good finish for a tie and tank jumper combination. $333 at

Paul Smith

Aviators aren't just perfect for a trip to 'Beefa in August. Say hello to Paul Smith's gold-tone glasses, lightly engraved with a herringbone pattern on the arms for a little nod to Smith's knowledge of tailoring. Works for us. $327 at


Who says the stylish hexagonal shape is just for sunglasses? Certainly not Ray-Ban, who is offering an optical take on its best-selling shade. Frame your eyes with these and you'll be going for gold (literally). $166 at


Black, gently rounded and filled with ultralight lenses, Persol’s Galleria glasses are a seriously elegant finish for your eyes. $218 at


Want to see the world through Elton John’s eyes? These Gucci frames are certainly a good start. $333 at

Calvin Klein

Looking to up your style game? These blue tortoiseshell aviator frames with silver detailing by Calvin Klein will have heads turning everywhere you go. $235 at


Wanting to get in on the aviator trend? These modern navy frames by Dior are the ones for you. Plus, the understated CD logo on the temples is the perfect finishing touch. $212 at

Polo Ralph Lauren

Want to make a style statement? These glasses are a modern twist on the classic round frames. Plus, they're ideal for those wanting to soften a square face. $117 at


Perhaps the finest tortoiseshell glasses on the market, these would make even Robert Downey Jr envious. $235 at

Tommy Hilfiger

For a more serious pair of spectacles, we'd recommend these narrow-framed glasses. Quite Q from James Bond, which is always a good thing. $169 at

Dolce & Gabbana

These Italian-made glasses are the epitome of retro chic. Works for us.


Alessandro Michele is all about the retro vibes over at Gucci. These opticals are no different. $346 at


Oakley is, hands down, one of the cooler eyewear brands on the planet, largely thanks to a collaborative project with Sam Ross of A-Cold-Wall* and a collab with Palace Skateboards. These opticals are futuristic, but also bang-on trend. $230 at

Hugo Boss

Inspired by the retro shapes of the Sixties, these would seriously help you to channel your inner Jeff Goldblum. $261 at

Via British GQ