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The 20 Best Affordable Sunglasses That Look Surprisingly Expensive

Not too long ago, cheap sunglasses for men might have looked cool, but they’d break if you as much as looked at them funny. These days, affordable sunglasses have all the essentials you’d expect from a pair of premium-priced sunglasses. Inexpensive sunglass manufacturers now have the same features as the higher-priced ones — except maybe Bluetooth.

You can now get affordable sunglasses for men with UV protection and even some cheap polarized sunglasses. Many come with a sunglass case, cleaning cloth and even mini screwdrivers so you can tighten the glasses if the arms feel loose. In some instances, you’ll even be able to find cheap prescription sunglasses at some online retailers. 2022 really does mean business when it comes to affordable eyewear.

SPY did the heavy lifting and found 20 pairs of sunglasses for cheap that’ll surely rock your socks (and eyes). A few pairs resemble designer shades (because, let’s face it, it’s hard to find cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses); some are great for outdoor activities, and there are a bunch of great-looking affordable sunglasses whose main job is to help you look good while protecting your eyes. We even found cheap Oakley and Under Armour sunglasses, affordable aviator sunglasses and lots of pretty snazzy polarized sunglasses.

These are all the best cheap sunglasses for men that are more affordable than a takeaway lunch special.

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1. Tifosi Swick Sunglasses


Designed for biking, these handsome sunglasses can be worn everywhere. They’ve got everything you’d find in a higher-priced pair of sunglasses, but for much less. Here’s the deets: Shatterproof polycarbonate lenses with 100% UVA / UVB protection. Integrated hinge, hydrophilic nose pads that protect your nose and stay put. A no-slip fit. The frame is light, and they come seven other color combinations. The sunglasses come with a microfiber cleaning bag.

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2. SHEIN Men’s Tinted Sunglasses


Super trendy looking, these cheap sunglasses are a ringer for the Cazal 887 sunnies. However, the Cazal’s are priced at $650, and these are under $10. And yes, they even come with their own sunglasses case.

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3. Blenders Eyewear Black Rain Sunglasses


Sunglasses that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and are worn by the Red Bull Oracle Racing Team? Nope, not a fantasy. Based in San Diego, Blenders Eyewear makes sporty sunglasses for racing, running, skiing and of course, looking good. This flat-topped pair has polarized lenses that provide 100% UV protection. They have peripheral shields, which is great when you’re biking, running or working outside. They come with a microfiber bag and stickers.

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4. Banana Republic Factory Polarized Wrap Sunglasses


Who doesn’t love Banana Republic, especially when their sale items are better than ever? These sunglasses are on-trend and not too oversized. These cheap polarized sunglasses are well made with UVA/UVB protection to keep your eyes safe from the sun. In addition, they have a shape that looks excellent on lots of different face shapes. At 50% off, we can’t recommend any better pair for you right now.

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5. Luenx Aviator Sunglasses


Luenx Aviator Sunglasses are the best bang for your buck when buying one of the best cheap sunglasses. Not only is this aviator style great for every face shape, but these unisex aviator sunglasses are polarized and shatterproof with engineered spring-loaded hinges and adjustable nose pads for a perfect fit. Don’t want basic black? You’re in luck as there are 15 different colorways; you can choose mirrored and non-mirrored lenses too. Each pair comes with two sunglasses cases — one hard and one soft — and a lens cleaning cloth. Luenx offers a refund within 30 days if you don’t like them.

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6. Discount Sunglasses Westend Highlands Sunglasses


We may really dig Tom Ford’s designs, but the prices are a little outside our budget. This nifty pair has the same swagger as Ford’s Nicholai sunglasses, but if can pay under $30 for the vibe instead of $460, wouldn’t you grab them too. Discount Sunglasses have been serving up well-made eyewear for a while. This pair (and all their eyewear) has 100% UVA/UVB protection. The nose pads are adjustable, and they come with their own case. The Westend Highlands also comes in two other colorways.

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7. Prive Revaux The Paris Sunglasses


These trendy unisex rectangular sunglasses mine the best of the ‘80s sunglasses styles. They  come in three color combinations The lenses are anti-glare and are scratch resistant. They provide 100% UVA and UVB protection and blue light too. The sunglasses come with a case, cloth and a money back guarantee.

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8. Eye Buy Direct Sun Soar Geometric Sunglasses


One of the biggest styles in 2022 is hexagonal-shaped sunglasses, usually with a dark lens. Popular in the late 60s, this style is making a major comeback. These black-lensed frames come in gold, black or silver frames. Looking for cheap prescription sunglasses? Well, you’ve come to the right place. You can get these in your prescription as well.

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9. Bea Cool Polarized Sports Sunglasses


That sporty, reflective look made popular by Oakley is super in right now. But, let’s face it — it’s hard to find cheap Oakley sunglasses. It’s possible, but not the easiest. These cheap polarized sunglasses are well-reviewed with that reflective look we’re sure you’ll fall in love with. They’ve got sporty written all over them and keep a scratch-resistant coating for whatever your day brings.

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10. J+S Premium Aviator Glasses


J+S Premium Aviator sunglasses are under $25 and come with a risk-free guarantee. These affordable sunglasses have similar details to what you’d expect from a higher-priced brand. The scratch-resistant, polarized lenses block 99.96% glare, offer 100% UVA and UVB protection, and come with a case. The aviators come in three colorways: black frames and lenses, ash gray frames with black lenses and gold frames with black lenses.

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11. Sungait Ultra Lightweight Polarized Sunglasses


Billing themselves as almost weightless sunglasses, these luxe-looking men’s sunglasses are also very affordable. The polarized lenses offer 100% protection against UVA/UVB/UVC rays. They also come in 10 colorways. Each pair of sunglasses comes with a sunglass case, cleaning cloth and mini screwdriver.

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12. Ray-Ban Rb4170 Brad Round Sunglasses


Yes! Finally, a pair of cheap Ray-Bans that look awesome. The Brad has gradient lenses sitting in a black rubberized frame. The lenses are not polarized, but they are UV400 UV coated. And they come with the classic Ray-Ban case.

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13. Knockaround Pacific Palisades Sunglasses


We passionately believe in the saying, “looking good is the best revenge.” That’s one of the reasons why we picked this trendy and expensive looking pair to showcase in this roundup. The polarized gradient lenses make everything crystal clear, and they provide UV400 protection. The impact resistant lenses are FDA approved. They come with their own pouch and come in 10 other colorways.

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14. Payne Glasses Richmond Square Green Sunglasses


Not only do they have polarized lenses, but they’re also anti-scratch, and have UV protection too. The glasses come with a hard case and a cleaning cloth. You’ll also find great deals on this site if you’re also looking for cheap prescription glasses.

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15. Denway Polarized Sunglasses


Looking for something different? These mirrored polarized sunglasses have bamboo arms connected to the frames at the temple. These cheap polarized sunglasses also offer 100 % UAV/UVB protection too. They come with a cleaning cloth and pouch to hold your glasses.

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16. ASOS DESIGN Rimless Glasses


Here’s an accessory that can level up any outfit. They’ve got a very cool and modern style. These geometric-shaped sunglasses have smoky amber lenses and gold arms. They’re stylish and comfortable; the adjustable silicone nose pads keep them secure on your face.

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17. ForceFlex FF500 Sunglasses


These stylish, lightweight glasses are the best cheap sunglasses for runners and cyclists who aren’t in the mood to shell out more than $200. ForceFlex utilizes a polycarbonate impact-resistant lens with a scratch-resistant coating, so if you throw them in your gym bag or drop them while running, they’ll be okay. True to their name, these glasses are pretty flexible, made from a soft plastic that is unbreakable. Plus, they fold!

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18. Under Armour Adult UA Undeniable Oval Sunglasses


Reviewers rave about Under Armour’s sunglasses; lightweight and well-fitting, they speak highly about the non-slip design. The frames are so dark blue, they appear black. They’re also impact-resistant and hypoallergenic.

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19. SA106 Metal Rim Sunglasses


These gold rectangular framed sunglasses with deep brown lenses look like luxury sunnies, but they come in under $10. The print of these Prive Revaux sunglasses alone is beautiful and will look good on anyone. They have polycarbonate lenses that have 100% UV protection.

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20. Urban Outfitters Lewis Shield Sunglasses


Okay, so you want Oakleys but you don’t want to spend that Oakley money? We completely get it. Luckily, these cheap Oakley alternatives are ideal for sneakily repping the style while not even wearing Oakleys whatsoever. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.

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