Cover David Beckham models his DB7041/S sunglasses (Photo: Safilo Group)

From classic aviators to retro designs and futuristic styles, this is a round-up of the best sunglasses of the season

When living this close to the equator, sunglasses are as much an essential survival tool as a stylish accessory. Here are 10 new sunglasses for men to keep you shaded in style.

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Versace Medusa Pilot Sunglasses

The Versace Medusa Pilot sunglasses are part of the Italian fashion house's exclusive men's eyewear capsule collection starring Cody Simpson, whom you may remember as the Australian teen behind the viral song, iYiYi. Now all grown up, the stylish musician-model was handpicked by Donatella Versace to unveil this ultra-sleek sunglasses with its thin, gold-tone frame and grey lenses. 

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Gucci Hollywood Forever

Travel back in time with these groovy, retro-inspired round-frame glasses, part of Gucci Ouverture collection by Alessandro Michele. Whether you're pairing them with a simple white T-shirt and blue jeans or leather, fringed vests with flared trousers, the gold metal frame encrusted with pavé crystals will be perfect for adding a little luxury bling. 

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Dior CD Link S1U

The CD Link S1U sunglasses are a playful way to welcome summer. These sunglasses boast a rectangular-shaped frame made from crystal-tone acetate, incorporating guilloche detailing on the silver metal temples, with distinctive blue lenses with silver mirrored Dior Oblique motif. 

And it also comes with a neoprene strap, which can add a sporty or casual, beach vibe depending on your outfit.

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DB Eyewear DC7048/S

These handy caravan-shaped sunglasses promise 24-hour functionality with photochromic lenses which transition from a clear tint when indoors to a dark tint when exposed to sunlight

Designed in collaboration with Safilo Group by style icon David Beckham, known for his love for motorcycles, the vintage-inspired square frames are crafted from lightweight metal with a double bridge and flexible temples, designed to fit comfortably under motorbike helmets. 

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Fendi Force

The iconic Fendi codes finds its way onto the lenses of two distinctive new eyewear silhouettes—both boasting a high, architectural metal bridge on sleek, acetate frames. Whether you are partial to the rounded pilot aviator shape or the squared frames, these sunglasses promise to help you see the world in style. 

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Gentle Monster x Marine Serre, Visionizer Il 01

This year, Gentle Monster teamed up with the ultra-popular fashion label, Marine Serre to present some of the most innovative and futuristic designs we've ever seen on sunglasses.

Our favourite is the genderless and sleek Visionizer II 01—as pictured on Chinese-Canadian actor and former member of Korean boyband EXO, Kris Wu. It is a black acetate frame that resembles goggles with silver mirrored lenses and the cutout tips and iconic, half-crescent Marine Serre logo on the temple. 

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Oakley Kato X

These limited edition Oakley Kato X sunglasses, available in Prizm Black, Prizm Road and Prizm Sapphire, are the latest accessory-gadgets you must have in your back pocket. These futuristic new sunglasses boast Prizm lens technology, which enhances details and colours, and a design that wraps around the face, conforming to any bumps and contours. 

From an athlete of the highest level to fashion-forward everyman, they are sure to love this latest addition to the Oakley family. 

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Boss 1254/S

Embodying contemporary sophistication, Orlando Bloom wears these triple-bridged BOSS aviator sunglasses, a sleek combination of metal and acetate, featuring signature detailing and slim metal temples. Available in black and gold, brown and ruthenium, and blue and gold, they are a stylish add-on to any outfit. 

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Isabel Marant ELY

White frames are a fun summer trend to try this year. This eye-catching hexagonal frame will give a retro twist to any outfit. And Isabel Marant gives a tortoiseshell option for an added vintage feel. 

And if you want to get involved in the trend but prefer a more traditional square frame, Kenzo offers unisex white version that will do the trick. 

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Givenchy GV Piercing

This pair of Givenchy GV Piercing unisex sunglasses are for those who don't want to commit to permanent eyebrow and face piercings à la The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. An edgy design with black acetate frames, metal piercings on the hinges with a single ruthenium-finish ring paved with black Swarovski crystals, it will add an air of mystery and danger to your look. 

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