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Purple Reign: Lavender Tints Give Men's Sunglasses New Life

Joseph Shin

After seasons of blue-and green-tinted lenses, designer shades for men pay accidental homage to Prince with summer’s hot hue.

From classic to modern frames, we've rounded up five cool sunglasses for men to don during a beach trip or an afternoon barbeque — just in time for the unofficial kickoff of summer, Memorial Day weekend.


SUNS OUT SHADES OUT: Purple hues win for men. (Photo: Joseph Shin)

1. Sama Eyewear
Cooper rose gold aviator with Rain lenses; $514, at Destination Sama, Beverly Hills. 

2. Oliver Spencer
Sid round-frame acetate sunglasses; $265, MrPorter.com.

3. Barton Perreira
Dillinger frame in Champagne with mirrored lenses; $395, at Bergdorf Goodman. 

4. Tom Ford
Cody aviator with gradient lenses; $435, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 

5. Garrett Leight x Mark McNairy
Liberty frame in gold with gradient lenses; $415, Garrettleight.com.

This story first appeared in the June 3 issue of the The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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