Winter is almost here and many of us are already buying the clothes we need to keep us warm as the evenings draw in and the temperatures plummet. Soon summer will be a distant memory. One thing you probably haven’t thought about is sunglasses. Shades I hear you scoff. “When it’s -4?” Yes!
Many people do not realise that spending a day in the snow without adequately protecting your skiing and eyes is as bad as, if not worse than, spending a day unprotected at the beach. This is because the snow reflects 80% of the sun’s rays! Apart from that the sun sets earlier, and rises later, meaning that our daily commute often involves the sun right in our eyes, meaning there really is a market for sunglasses for driving. Remember now don’t you? This all adds up to you needing a pair polarised sunglasses for use this winter.
Polarised sunglasses only allow vertical light into your eyes. When light reflects off roads, water or snow it normally travels horizontally, affecting our vision. Fortunately it is now common to find women’s and men’s designer sunglasses that are polarised, including some very stylish ones from the crème de la crème of sunglasses brands.
Here are some of the best polarised sunglasses you can get as the winter draws near.
Ray-Ban 2140 Wayfarer
The 2140 is known for its rock ‘n’ roll feel. It comes with a silhouette that is guaranteed to flatter any face it gets on. The frame is designed with high quality acetate with special attention given to ergonomics. The lenses are UV protected and you get a 2 year warranty as well!
Oakley Sliver F
These Matte Black polarised shades are going to give your eyes and face the protection they need when you are out in the sun. The product spots an elegant chic finish which will make even the biggest show off blush with pride.
Maui Jim Lighthouse
This saltwater effective product comes in neutral grey, or gloss black. With these you get polycarbonate lenses, high quality nylon frames, pin hinges, and the popular polarised plus 2 technology. These shades have rubber nose grips and a flawless, premium finish.
Bloc Square P135
The gunmetal style of these features a predominantly sporting frame but its fashion twist makes sure you are buying a trendy and sophisticated look. They come with the Bloc logo at either temple, adding a stunning finishing touch to the glass.
Tom Ford Hugh
This is a hand-made product that offers you a strong but smooth finish. Designed in the classic wayfarer style, these are the glasses to rock if you are going to spend time out in the city. The sunglasses come with a one year warranty from the manufacturer too.
Tom Ford Marko
If you have seen Skyfall, you have definitely seen the beauty that is the Tom Ford Marko. These were the shades of choice for James Bond. You will have to look long and hard to find polarised sunglasses that beat these in terms of pure grit and sophistication.
Tom Ford Charles
This is another classic and timeless pair of designer Tom Ford sunglasses. The product is renowned for its effortlessly cool look and luxurious feel. The lenses on these beauties are sure to see you through different seasons of the year without eye strain.