Summer may be the season of swimming, new kicks and flasks, but first and foremost you're gonna need a pair of shades. The dark spectacles you choose to wear on your face help define your sense of style, your character, even how much you have to hide from the rest of the world. (Mirrored glasses, for example, often say, “Look away from me.”) Concealing your identity can have its advantages -- we do feature a pair of SPY shades here -- but mainly you just want your sunglasses to shield your eyes, stay sturdy over time, and look great.

So head outside, enjoy the sun, and feel like a man. We found five pairs of shades that'll do just that for you.