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Luxury eyewear: The five best men’s optical glasses

Optical glasses have come a long way since being seen as a rather unattractive geeky accessory. The range of options available today includes everything from rimless styles to bold, thick frames, neutral tones, colourful shades and everything in between.

With so much choice on offer, it’s a tricky job to pick the right pair. Let’s help you cut through the noise and whittle down the list to five of the most luxurious, yet functional models on the market.

Gucci GG 1008 51N

Gucci GG 1008 51N
Gucci GG 1008 51N

The Gucci 1008 eyeglasses are for those of you who value a modern, polished design. These full rim frames feature temple arms with the characteristic Gucci stripe and Gucci logo. It’s clear to see that the Italian powerhouse is keeping true to the slick Gucci aesthetic that has descended down thorough its 90 year history. Whether you’re at a board meeting, at a family dinner or just hanging out in your local café these eyeglasses are the perfect way to up your style points. If the red and green stripes aren’t your thing, then you’ll be pleased to know that the model also comes in an all-black version – a win win situation.


Ray-Ban RX5154 Clubmaster 2000

Ray-Ban RX5154 Clubmaster 2000
Ray-Ban RX5154 Clubmaster 2000

The Ray-Ban Clubmaster is one of brand’s oldest designs, dating back to the 1960s. Of course, in terms of material and production, a lot has changed since then, but the Clubmaster has stayed true to its original look, making it a true vintage icon. And now, it’s been relaunched, in the optical version. The RX5154 is a timeless all-rounder, and won’t look out of place anytime, anywhere. Handmade in Italy, its contrasting colour combination gives it a real elegant touch, while they also maintain a 60s look with the brow line style which was made popular by historical icons like Malcolm X.


Mont Blanc MB0555 053

Mont Blanc MB0555 053
Mont Blanc MB0555 053

Mont Blanc glasses certainly have a lot going for them. A classic, stylish and a one-of-a-kind brand for everybody, their men’s eyewear collection is the go to range for celebs such as Brad Pitt and Joe Manganiello. Top on our list of Mont Blanc eyeglasses to choose from is the MB0555 model. Merging retro, round shaped frames with a contemporary finish, this model is the perfect blend of classic aesthetics and sharp styling. Some of Mont Blanc’s most popular designs can cost a pretty penny but this model is actually quite decently priced so you can rest assured you won’t be breaking the bank.


Porsche Design P8182 A

Porsche Design P8182 A
Porsche Design P8182 A

Eyewear heavyweight Porsche Design is pulling out the big guns with some of the latest glasses in their eyeglass collection. The Porsche Design P8182 model is a particularly well designed pair that’s easy on the eyes with a rather sleek design which is perfect for well-heeled gents. With these glasses, you’ll have no problem moving from work to play. Made with durability and resistance against extreme conditions as a focus, these glasses have several nifty features to enhance your visual experience. The frames feature titanium which is the tried and tested highest quality type of frame material on the market and finer details include the semi rimless style which is perfect for accentuating a masculine face.


Tom Ford FT5294 052

Tom Ford FT5294 052
Tom Ford FT5294 052

When it comes to brand identity, it’s difficult to pin Tom Ford down due to the extensive selection the fashion mastermind eyewear collection offers. Suffice to say, if technical prowess and luxury details are what you’re about, then the Tom Ford FT5294 glasses could be the perfect choice for you. These hand-assembled frames have been crafted to the highest standards with a trend-led round style and havana shaded bodywork. Shunning many high end brands’ fondness for big logos, the FT5294 are identifiable only by the gold ‘T’ stretching from the main frame to the temple pieces. These glasses are the perfect blend of distinctive style and impressive craftsmanship – all in all a great way to cement your style credentials.


So there you have it! Check out the collection at SmartBuyGlasses and get a head start on the latest men’s eyeglasses this season.