Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

6 pairs of cheap sunglasses because you lost your expensive ones


I am fully against buying expensive sunglasses. It’s one of the only sensible things I do – I buy cheap shades because I know I’m going to lose and/or break them a month into owning them. I couldn’t handle the devastation of sitting on a pair of £200 Persols in Wetherspoon’s – it would destroy my year. Plop my arse down on 20 quid’s worth of sunny though, and it’s only really a day ruiner – I can get over it.

Also, you can get some pretty snazzy shades for a discount price, without having to shell out anyway, so what’s the point? Here are just six pairs that you can don for a fraction of the price of Mr. Ray Ban et al. You could even smash them on purpose when summer ends – who cares?

1. Jeepers Peepers Black and Tortoiseshell Round Frames


Pretty simple shape, these ones – keep it classy, keep it tortoiseshell. Nice little sunset-tinted lens to make everything look all warm and summer-fuzzy, too. Jeepers Peepers do a nice range in cheapo, but still altogether peng, shades – check them out.



2. The Idle Man Clubmaster Brown


A classic old-school clubmaster shape with these smart sunglasses from The Idle Man. They’ll pretty much go with anything, too – suits, sportswear, pyjamas, jockstrap – a good all-rounder. Cheaper than a large Domino’s pizza, too.



3. Meller Kribi Amber Carbon


Meller is a slick brand that deals exclusively in sunglasses and watches, all for a nicely arousing price. These round amber frames are particularly in at the mo, and although they may seem risky, they’ll fit on pretty much any face. Even if you disagree when they arrive, they were only 20 squidders – you’ve wasted way more than that on a Saturday night, haven’t you? Give them to your dog or something – he’ll get all the bitches in a pair of these.



4. Topman Hindsight Vintage Gold Aviator


Another style that will never go out of fashion. If you fancy looking like a gussied ‘80s cop, then bag these slim frames, with a little stylish flair on the wings, from Topman. Again, they’ll match with pretty much everything, including a white blazer, sleeves rolled up, bare chest underneath, no socks, loafers, fighting crime.



5. Asos Pimkie Tortoise Sunglasses


Look, these are actually women’s shades, but you don’t conform to gender stereotypes, do ya? Don’t be afraid to pop on a pair of these – they’re on trend, with a circular frame, and the muted pattern will go with whatever you’re wearing. They’re noice, and just hark at that price tag...



6. River Island Black Rubber Retro


Or if you fancy keeping it as simple and stripped back as possible – a reliable pair of wayfarers will do the job. Cheap, black and decidedly un-lairy, these River Island numbers will compliment a good chunk of your wardrobe. Also, they come with a snazzy rubber finish, for just a bit of extra finesse.





Supreme and Comme des Garcon collaborate on new SS17 collection


Saucony's new knitted Grid 9000 trainers are extremely good


Here’s what to wear if you’re really, really sunburned


25 Best Sunglasses Of The Summer

Despite all odds, the sun will shine this summer: be ready

24 Jul 2017

Every single picture of Future is your sunglasses inspiration

Fuck with the vision

by Sam Diss
22 May 2017

Ikea's blue bag has been made into a baseball cap

True Swedish style

by Dave Fawbert
05 May 2017

Ten great pairs of socks for you to wear this summer

Nobody likes ankles, anyway

by Gary Ogden
25 Apr 2017

12 holdalls & suitcases you need to take on your next weekend getaway

Still stuffing your stuff in a JD Sports bag? It's time to change your ways

by Jamie Carson
08 Dec 2016

Football scarves: winter’s biggest accessory trend

Tame the cold evenings with these terrace-inspired beauties

by Jamie Carson
29 Nov 2016

13 street style shots of guys absolutely owning winter scarves

Boost your winter style credentials as well as making your grandmother proud that you're wearing multiple layers

by Jamie Carson
03 Nov 2016

Let the heavens bleed: brollies to make you crave the rain

Rain, rain go away? No thanks, let it pour with these slick men's umbrellas

02 Nov 2016

Bonfire Night scarves, hats and gloves to keep you from freezing

Winter is actually coming - this is not a Game of Thrones reference

by Jamie Carson
03 Oct 2016

John Mayer launches the world's most ostentatious jewellery range

Horrific doesn't even begin to cover it

by Jamie Carson
22 Sep 2016