Men's Designer Sunglasses 2012

Designer shades are a must for men. Where to find them in Prague?

Mindee Ball

Written by Mindee Ball Published on 21.06.2012 15:58:48 (updated on 21.06.2012) Reading time: 4 minutes

Timbuk3 said it best with, “The Future’s so bright / Gotta wear shades.” Each time I try on a pair of sunglasses, I hear this tune in my head. It’s true.

Women have their fancy handbags and 6-inch heels; men need a little flare, too. When it comes to looking cool on the streets of Prague, designer shades are a must. Sunglasses are a vital accessory for any contemporary man. The sun can be bright and the glare off the Vltava river can really kill the eyes. Plus, dark shades are the perfect way to hide those wandering eyes when scoping out the ladies in Prague.

Summer 2012 trends are offering a blend of conservative, yet unique looks. Complementing the styles from pop stars and Hollywood’s elite, oversized glasses in basic black and brown seem to be the hot look this year. Oversized glasses are also commonly made in wrap-around styles, which are also highly fashionable.

Vintage styles are also popular this year. Representing styles from the 60s and 70s and even 80s, old-school looks are making a cameo this year as well.

No need to wander aimlessly through the streets of Prague; designer eyewear can easily be found in the Czech Republic’s capital city. Below are some great options when searching for that trendy pair of shades. Prague will please! Style will not be compromised!

Václavské nám. 21, Prague 1

The English department store provides a plethora of items. Men’s eyewear is one of them. Prices range from conservative to designer with almost any designer brand you can think of. Debenhams carries all the trends and hot styles for this year, in addition to some classic shades that will never go out of style.

Red Herring eyewear is commonly found in Debenhams stores with prices that are extremely reasonable. A variety of styles from Red Herring are priced from 475 to 569 CZK.

Men's Designer Sunglasses 2012

Designer shades are also evenly distributed at Debenhams. Armani shades are offered in all styles and prices. Brown tortoiseshell diagonal rectangular sunglasses are priced at CZK 2,687. Gold tinted Aviators will run you CZK 4,584.

Men's Designer Sunglasses 2012

The sleek, sporty look from Oakley is also available at Debenhams. Oakleys range from 2,529 to 7,429 CZK.

Men's Designer Sunglasses 2012

Dolce&Gabbana sunglasses range from CZK 3,636 to CZK 4,426. D&G Aviator sunglasses are offered in a variety of colored lenses. Blue rimmed, two-toned and brown are available.

Reflecting the trends for this year, Dolce&Gabbana offers an oversized, black, wrap around frame for CZK 3,636.

Lacoste, Calvin Klein, Nike, Fossil and many more designer brands can also be found at Debenhams.

Louis Vuitton
Pařížská 13, Praha 1

A legendary brand known for classy styles and tasteful trends, Luis Vuitton maintains a hearty collection of men’s sunglasses. Sporty and trendy styles alike can be found here.

Luis Vuitton provides a lightweight pair of sunglasses ideal for water sports in two color options. Customers can choose black or white in these wrap-around shaped, anti-reflection glasses with a removable rubber strap. Part of the yachting collection, these shades are sporty yet classy, accompanied with the LV signature on the lense.

Another option from the Louis Vuitton yacht collection are the Aventure Navy frames. With a lightweight carbon fiber frame, the wrap around style holds securely to the temple and nose. Available in black or navy, the frames are also foldable for easy consolidation.

The 2012 Spring/Summer LV Fashion Show featured a new set of frames. 

Men's Designer Sunglasses 2012

The Harold frames are a blend of wood and aluminum, reflecting an African feel and unique design. Available in ebony or walnut, these shades are lightweight with flex hinges.

Eiffel Optic
Over 15 locations throughout Prague

Eiffel Optic provides eye care services as well as a showroom for purchases. A doctor’s appointment is not needed to purchase frames. With locations all over Prague, it is easy to find a location and buy a great pair of designer frames. Discounts are offered as well for certain brands and styles.

Brands offered at Eiffel Optic:

> Ray-Ban: Ray-Ban provides stylish options for any type of guy. Men can count on finding styles from Aviators to Classic “Clubmaster” frames when shopping for Ray-Ban shades. 

In addition to Eiffel Optic, Ray-Ban offers a large online shopping portal to meet your exact needs.

A pair of Tech Aviator Polarized sunglasses are priced at 5,916 CZK.

Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses will cost 3,875 CZK.

Men's Designer Sunglasses 2012

If you are feeling like a bolder option than the basic black frames, the Classic Wayfarer style is offered in many fun, colorful options.
Want to channel Brandon Walsh from “Beverly Hills, 90210?” Ray-Ban has the classic “Clubmaster” sunglasses for 3,746 CZK.

Men's Designer Sunglasses 2012

The Ray-Ban options are seemingly endless. Double-bridged, mirror lenses, plastic frames, rimless…..

> Prada: There isn’t much to say when it comes to Prada. Rarely in need of any introduction, Prada offers a variety of stylish options for men’s eyewear. A classic Italian product with endless style. From modern to classic looks, Prada delivers.

Prada eyewear offered at Eiffel Optic is consistently discounted, but prices quoted at the Pařížská 16 location remain steady. They range from 4,593 CZK to 6,379 CZK for men’s sunglasses.

> Versace
> Channel
> Valentino
> Fendi and many, many more.

Honorable Mention:
Similar to Eiffel Optic, FokusOptik offers many different designer sunglasses options for men. Gucci, Hugo Boss, Dior and Tommy Hilfiger brands can be found at any of the 8 locations in Prague. Discounts are regularly offered, especially when paired with an eye exam. However, an eye exam is not required for purchasing frames.

An essential addition to any man’s wardrobe, summer shades are the ticket to giving your style that extra boost. Dress up a casual day at the river or add extra flare to your starched button-up with any of these summer trends.

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