Photographed by DANIEL MATALLANA
Still Life Photographed by NED MATURA

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It’s all there in the shape, the materials, the double bar and even the slight tint ready for daring adventures.

PAUL SMITH 23101S from Marchon Eyewear


Prepare to impress in this sunglass with its minimal classic design that shines in a rich emerald green coloring and gray gradient lenses for the maximum effect. –Jillian Urcelay

L.G.R Marrakech from Villa Eyewear

From top: CEV 108Z from Zyloware; ILLA Marconi from ClearVision Optical; DUCKS UNLIMITED Clayton from The McGee Group

From top: BEN SHERMAN Wood from L’Amy America; MICHAEL RYEN 424 from Europa Eyewear


Up your style game this winter with a frame that does all of the talking. This updated ’70s aviator blends classic and contemporary with its sporty acetate front, keyhole bridge and subtle pops of hunter green. –Jillian Urcelay

RED ROSE Monza from OGI Eyewear


Leave it to Tom Ford to take a classic eyewear shape to new heights. This oversized teardrop optical style has become a trademark for the designer with its iconic “T” design detail and shiny black acetate. –Victoria Garcia

TOM FORD 5958 from Marcolin

From left: EASYCLIP 679 from Aspex Eyewear; CLUB LEVEL DESIGNS 9368 from SD Eyes

TITANFLEX 827072 from Tura


Rimless eyewear is having its renaissance, and this David Beckham sunglass proves just how much of a statement this style can make. –Jillian Urcelay



The ’90s resurgence continues with Persol’s coffee swirled take on a narrow rectangle shape updated with an upswept front and thick temples highlighting the unmistakable arrow emblem. –Christine Yeh

PERSOL Francis 3332-S from EssilorLuxottica


Now more than ever, we are seeing green hues hitting sunwear and optical styles for both men and women. This refined aviator features a black base highlighted with a light green translucent color. –Victoria Garcia

PHOEBE from GIGI Studios

From left: JAGUAR 33124 from ESE International; ERNEST HEMINGWAY 4915 from New York Eye

From top: QUIKSILVER 2023 from Mondottica USA; ORIGINAL PENGUIN The Joel from Kenmark Eyewear; OTP 175 from WestGroupe


Subtlety goes a long way with this square Fendi sunglass that will match just about any outfit. Its soft edges are accentuated with a matte brown hue that is perfect for the fall and winter months. –Victoria Garcia

FENDI 44078I from Thelios


Textured blue meets smooth acetate for a contrasted clubman style highlighting frame materials at its finest. –Christine Yeh

NERVAL from Lafont

PRODESIGN DENMARK Grandd 3 from Design Eyewear Group

From top: TESLA 1 from Morel; SILHOUETTE 2956 from Silhouette; TEKA 4168 from Teka Eyewear; MODO 4119 from Modo


Straddling between a shield and an aviator, this oversized sunglass amps up the speed on bold styling in black contrasted with a gold rim. –Christine Yeh

PORSCHE DESIGN 8684 from De Rigo Rem


We called it… Modern Man.

And excuse us if we sound like a skipping vinyl record song but the very concept of men’s eyewear has come to dominate the look of what EVERYONE thinks of as stylish eyewear no matter what the demographic. This is a look that stands forefront as bold-yet-classic, dramatic-yet-subtle, sharp-yet-quiet and… modern-yet-made… potentially for everyone. It is now over a decade since 20/20 started heralding the impact of Modern Men’s Eyewear. One of our most successful live events was built around the confident concept of guys coming out of the shadows and into the acknowledged “fashion sense” of what it takes to integrate eyewear and sunwear into their style cache. The clarion was so strong we even won communication and marketing awards for it.

And… the message gets stronger every second as these portraits of guys here represent eyewear perfect for them and… everyone. Don’t take our word for it (well… actually DO take our word for it!) Take a look at our captured images, and bask in the shapes and colors and materials and wearable mystique of modern men in eyewear in a leadership position that, quite simply, fits most every lifestyle and face.

Our vision of the future and the eyewear we hold in high regard depends on it.

–James J. Spina