This spring, the standard black-frame shades are taking a backseat to lighter, more playful sunglasses – but that doesn't mean you have to look like Elton John. All 28 of these brands are designing timeless shades with interesting hues and shapes that make a distinct break from your old frames. "Eyewear is an easy way to incorporate a little color into your look," says Garrett Leight, of Garrett Leight California Optical. "And it's not a huge commitment, like a yellow suit or a pair of white pants; it's just a small accent."
Persol 649 Virginia Sunglasses
Unlike Cutler and Gross, who used Marcello Mastroianni as an inspiration point for their sunglasses, Persol sells the style that the great actor actually wore in Divorce Italian Style. As such, they're great for swarthier men with a rugged or classic style. Whether you're grizzled or not, there's something about the 649 Virginia Sunglasses in Tabacco that just feels right – maybe it's because Persol has been making this particular pair since 1961. [$360; mrporter.com]