Sunglasses are an essential summer accessory. Whether you are spending the day at the skatepark, lounging on the beach and chasing waves, ripping through the mountains on your bike, or hanging at the local pub with the crew, you are guaranteed to have a better time with a nice pair of shades. Not only do they make the world look better, but they make you look better. That’s why this week in Collected we gathered up eight of our favorite sunnies, so you too can enjoy the summer in style. Treat yourself to a nice pair of sunglasses this summer, you won’t regret leaving those $5 gas station shades at home.

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Dragon Deadball

The Dragon Deadball sunglasses are the cross-over shades of the future. Inspired by an adventurous lifestyle and found at the intersection of mountain and sea, the Deadball shades are Dragon's modern twist on the classic mountaineering-style frame. Want to look good while protecting your retinas? This is how you do it.

Smith Roam

Another style-centric set of shades that sit at the crossroads of fashion and comfort, the Roam from Smith is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Smith combined flexible metal temples with this classically styled frame to ensure that you not only look good on the go, but you also feel good. What’s more? the ChromaPop lenses are sure to improve contrast and visibility no matter the lighting conditions you encounter. It’s time to hit the road in style.

Raen Pierce

The Pierce from Raen sports a square masculine frame perfect for everyday wear. The handmade frames are crafted with extreme attention to detail and have a premium feel right from the box. Match the frame with the polarized lens handcrafted by Carl Zeiss Vision, and you have yourself one of the best pairs of sunglasses on the market. Look good and feel good this summer with a new pair of shades that scream quality.


Inspired by a retro round frame design, the Omar from OTIS is a modern twist on a tried and true classic. The handmade acetate frame features a keyhole nose bridge and sophisticated detailing that is sure to transform your look instantly. Plus, when you match this premium frame with the Mineral Glass lens that is tempered to resist scratching, you can be sure that the Omar will hold up to any adventure you embark on. Still not convinced? Rest easy with OTIS’ lifetime warranty against material and workmanship defects. Go ahead and grab yourself a pair now.

Oakley Frogskin Lite

The Frogskin Lite from Oakley is inspired by both sports and pop-culture and is the natural evolution of Oakley’s most popular lifestyle shades. The new and improved Frogskins sport a classic semi-rimless frame design and feature Oakley’s revolutionary Prizm lens technology. By blocking individual color light waves Prizm lenses are able to provide unprecedented control of light in order to maximize contrast and enhance visibility. Sometimes you don’t know that you need something until you try them for the first time, such is the case with the Oakley Frogskin Lite. Don’t sleep on this hot new release, they will be gone befor you know it.

Native Sixty-Six

Free-spirited and ready for everything from an active day on the trail to an afternoon soaking up the suds with your crew, the Sixty-Six from Native will keep you both looking and feeling good no matter what you get into. Match this forward-thinking style with Native’s premium N3 polarized lens which is guaranteed to filter out up to four times as much infrared light as other polarized lenses, and you have yourself a winning pair of sunnies that can take it all on. Oh, and don’t forget about Native’s lifetime warranty policy which will keep you styling in shades even after you inevitably run into a mishap down the road.

Electric Knoxville-S

The Knoxville-S from Electric takes a classic Electric frame and gives it the sporty upgrade you need for an adventurous lifestyle. The lighter and more minimalistic frame won’t slow you down and is sure to keep you looking sharp from sun up to sun down. This no-frills classic design is sure to keep you styling on the go at a price-point you can be sure to feel good about along the way.

Spy Hunt

The Hunt from Spy is all about packing performance into a classic casual frame. With everything from Spy’s contrast boosting Happy Lens technology, to the virtually indestructible Grilamid® construction, the Hunt from Spy will be sure to hold up no matter where you go. What more can you ask for in a pair of sunnies?

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