The Shady Series, Part III: Models to consider   
Choosing  sunglasses can be a bit intimidating once you step beyond Ray-Bans and  Persols. There must be hundreds, if not thousands, of models at this  point. Thus, to make your choice a bit easier, Agyesh and I have pulled  together a list of our favorite brands and models, and then broken them  up them up into three price tiers. The price tiers are a bit rough,  since each company makes a range of glasses, so it might worth clicking  around to see if any of the neighboring categories have something that  fits your budget. 
Note  that nearly all sunglasses on the market today, including the ones below, are made by three companies - Luxottica, Safilo or Marcolin. It  would be a mistake, however, to assume that this means all sunglasses are the same quality. Manufacturers can make frames according to a wide  range of standards, so be careful about being reductive. To really determine quality, follow our earlier guide instead. 
Priced under $150
Classic Specs: Beaumont, Amherst, Exeter, Irving, Brighton
Randoph Engineering: Aviators, Concorde, Sportsman, collaboration lines with Michael Bastian (more expensive)
American Optical: Original Pilot, General, Saratoga
Warby Parker: Griffin, Jasper, Thatcher
Polo Ralph Lauren: Retro, Classic Aviator, Thin Round
Shuron: Escapade, Freeway, Ronsir, Revelation
Ray Ban: Wayfarer, Clubmasters, Caravan, Aviators, Cats, collaboration line with Brooks Brothers (check Sartorially Inclined to read about various Wayfarer models)
Priced between $150 and $350
Bob Sdrunk: Jaja, Malcolm, John
Tom Ford: Hunter (check Overstock.com for lower prices than retail)
Persols: 649, 714, 749
Mosley Tribes: Crane, Hensley
Allyn Scura: Mid-Century
Garret Leight: Brooks, Hampton
Priced above $350
Ralph Lauren Purple Label: Classic and Keyhole
Selima Optique: Chad, Money 2, Steve, collaboration with J Crew
Moscot: Jordan, Drew, Zulu Flash SE
Oliver Peoples: Benedict, Gregory Peck, Sheldrake Sun, O Malleys, Riley
LGR: Freetown, Kampala, Keren, Massawa, Orano
Silver Lining Opticians: Hydrogen Matte Black, SLV x OC Aviators
Tart Optical: Arnel, FDR
We’ll be back Wednesday with another installment. 
* Original artwork above by Agyesh Madan

The Shady Series, Part III: Models to consider   

Choosing sunglasses can be a bit intimidating once you step beyond Ray-Bans and Persols. There must be hundreds, if not thousands, of models at this point. Thus, to make your choice a bit easier, Agyesh and I have pulled together a list of our favorite brands and models, and then broken them up them up into three price tiers. The price tiers are a bit rough, since each company makes a range of glasses, so it might worth clicking around to see if any of the neighboring categories have something that fits your budget.

Note that nearly all sunglasses on the market today, including the ones below, are made by three companies - Luxottica, Safilo or Marcolin. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that this means all sunglasses are the same quality. Manufacturers can make frames according to a wide range of standards, so be careful about being reductive. To really determine quality, follow our earlier guide instead.

Priced under $150

Priced between $150 and $350

Priced above $350

We’ll be back Wednesday with another installment.

* Original artwork above by Agyesh Madan