Hip summer shades for the modern businessman

Add flair to traditional workwear in the year's hottest months
Sunglasses remain an essential wardrobe staple for the duration of the region’s hottest months, but new, hip styles offer businessmen an opportunity to add a trendy touch to regular workwear. We selected six sunglass styles from online platform mrporter.com starting at a price range of approximately $200 (AED800).


Gucci retains a traditional Italian feel to everything it creates, and its shades are no exception. This pair designed in a round vintage-inspired shape features a tortoiseshell brow-bar and angular keyhole bridge. $300 (AED950)


Cutler and Gross:

Another tortoiseshell pair is by London-based Cutler and Gross, which creates unique and distinctive styles also inspired by vintage sunglasses. This pair comes in a matte gold-tone metal and wooden barrel. $340 (AED1,241)


Barton Perreira:

Made in Japan, these Byron D-Frame optical glasses come with clip-on UV lenses. Crafted in small batches to “preserve the integrity of the design,” they’re set apart by their clear colour and green lenses. $450 (AED1,641)



Opt for modern style with Prada's D-Frame sunglasses featuring gradient lenses that offer 100% UV-protection. Black and sleek, they’re finished silver hardware at the temples and go smoothly with formal or casualwear. $215 (AED791)



Gucci adds edge to square glasses with this tortoiseshell pair crafted from different colours that create a striped effect. This pair reportedly strengthens and flatters the angles of the wearer’s face, according to the brand. $300 (AED950)


Saint Laurent Square-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses If you’re looking for sunglasses that “complement strong cheekbones and a chiselled jawline,” go for these square-frames from Saint Laurent. They’re more traditional than Prada’s D-Frame pair. $230 (AED851)