Tortoiseshell-framed shades offer an enduring look that combines brainy sex appeal with low-key cool. This season’s updates on the masculine mainstay feature a gutsier take on the shell’s mottled motif, with oversize frames and colored lenses for a sharp contrast.—Vincent Boucher
GET A ROUND
New York optical institution Moscot jacks up a traditional round frame in rakishly oversize style with the Governor (top), adding sea-green fashion lenses.
EYEING THE TIGER
A surfer classic gets a gloss of cinematic appeal with Saturdays NYC’s boldly scaled Errol (middle) in tortoiseshell with polarized lenses.
Handmade in Italy, these square-frame Nairobi shades from L.G.R. (bottom) have specially engineered blue polarized lenses to reduce glare while driving.