1. “Aviator Distressed” model by RAY-BAN 2. “Barkley” model in acetate by WARBY PARKER 3. “Dino” model in acetate by PACIFICO OPTICAL 4. “Film Noir Edition” model PO3112S 24/31 by PERSOL 5. “Fingerprint Collection Frogskins” model by OAKLEY 6. “Joplin” model with green lenses by WARBY PARKER 7. “Oh Shoot!” readers with bamboo temples by EYEBOBS 8. “RB2180” model in acetate by RAY-BAN 9. “Seize” model with removable metal grill by HAZE 10. “Stockton” model in sea green acetate by WARBY PARKER 11. Aviator/Pilot PO0649 1022/58 model in acetate by PERSOL 12. Acetate and wood sunglasses by GIORGIO ARMANI 13. Plastic sunglasses with tinted military green lenses by EMPORIO ARMANI The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Editors’ Recommendations A Brief History of Aviator Sunglasses and Our 5 Favorite Pairs Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is seven months away and yes, I know you are a not a slave to trends. That said, the menswear designers apparently had their seasonal powwow and decided that green was going to be THE big color for fall 2015.Like, where did that meeting happen? And do you really give a damn?That said, if you are to savor Summer ’15 until the bitter end, you’ll still need to replace those lost/broken sunglasses (or optical prescription frames/readers) you stupidly left/shattered at the time-share house, communal lakefront barbeque or in this past weekend’s very fuzzily remembered Uber ride.My suggestion? Man up and embrace a trend for once.When it comes to eyewear, go for the color green–be it in lenses, frames or both. They’ll look good on you for a long while and match what you are probably already wearing (and what you’ll be wearing this fall)–green is pretty ubiquitous in men’s wardrobes after all and kind of always goes with everything.These featured specs, which range from traditional to daring and affordable to pricey, will also painlessly make you that guy who can boast–even ironically–that you’ve got your finger/green thumb (ba-dum-chhhh!) on the pulse of fashion for fall.Here are some of my current favorite eyeglasses in green:“Aviator Distressed” model by RAY-BAN, $160“Barkley” model in acetate by WARBY PARKER, $95 (non-prescription)“Dino” model in acetate by PACIFICO OPTICAL, $159“Film Noir Edition” model PO3112S 24/31 by PERSOL, $280 at Sunglass Hut“Fingerprint Collection Frogskins” model by OAKLEY, $110“Joplin” model with green lenses by WARBY PARKER, $145 (non-prescription)“Oh Shoot!” readers with bamboo temples by EYEBOBS, $89“RB2180” model in acetate by RAY-BAN, $160“Seize” model with removable metal grill by HAZE, $255“Stockton” model in sea green acetate by WARBY PARKER, $95 (single-vision)Aviator/Pilot PO0649 1022/58 model in acetate by PERSOL $360 at Sunglass HutAcetate and wood sunglasses by GIORGIO ARMANI, $400Plastic sunglasses with tinted military green lenses by EMPORIO ARMANI, $200
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