7 Cool Oakley Sunglasses for Men

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published February 19, 2022

Renowned for combining innovative design and high-performance technology, Oakley has no shortage of stylish shades for men.

Holbrook Shades (Photo: Oakley)

Founded in 1975 by James ‘Jim’ Jannard, Oakley’s first foray into eyewear came in the form of the ‘Oakley Goggle’ – sunglasses designed for motocross and dirt biking. Nearly 50 years later, the brand is now a leading sports and lifestyle brand at the cutting edge of performance and design with more than 600 patents worldwide. While the brand is favoured by cycling and winter sports enthusiasts, Oakley shades are effortlessly cool too, as suitable for snowy slopes as they are sunny strolls. We’ve cherry-picked seven of the coolest Oakley sunglasses currently on the market. 


The Holbrook shades fuse timeless and classic design with high-performance Oakley technology. Inspired by the silver screen icons of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the American frame design oozes old-school exploration and adventure. Featuring metal rivets and Oakley icons, they’re as stylish as they are functional too. The shades are available in 13 different shades, ranging from grey with a grey mirror lens to jet back with an orange mirror lens. Glasses are available with Prizm™ lenses to enhance colour, contrast and detail for an optimized experience too. From $107. 

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Frogskins Shades (Photo: Oakley)

A glossy lens and tortoiseshell frame are a match made in sunglasses heaven. Oakley launched these shades when Reagan was in the White House and The Terminator was smashing box office figures, and they’re still effortlessly cool almost four decades later. They’re high-performance shades too, with a lightweight O Matter frame, combined with the four base lens geometry. You can also pick up a pair with Polarized and Iridium™ lens or Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses. From $144. 

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Flak 2.0 XL

These iconic shades are probably Oakley’s most recognizable shape.  The XL edition offers more for less – a standard size frame with enhanced lens coverage and optimized peripheral view with High Definition Optics. The wraparound design is durable yet comfortably lightweight, offering a semi-rimless frame made with ellipse metal. This shape works particularly well on oval and rounder faces. Sunglasses Hut also offers Oakley Authentic Prescription, polarized and Iridium lens options. From $159.

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Fuel Cell 

Fuel Cell Shades (Photo: Oakley)

The Fuel Cell Sunglasses are bold, clean and sleek. Featuring a lightweight, flexible and durable design, they deliver Oakley’s signature comfortable fit and an authentic finish with square ‘o’ details at the temples. The distortion-free Plutonite lenses are impact-resistant too. At 60 mm, the lenses are relatively wide and provide excellent protection from the sun. They also boast Twin Toric technology with HDO to offer the clearest, sharpest and most accurate vision through sunglasses possible. 

From $172. 

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Radar EV 

The Radar EV sunglasses are the ultimate sports companion for shielding from the sun. Built using decades of research with the world’s best athletes, these shades have been designed to offer maximized airflow to ensure there’s no danger of the frames slipping. Prizm Lens Technology enables you to experience revolutionary control of light transmission too. The Radar EV has an extended range of view in the upper peripheral region, a Lightwear O Matter frame with ellipse metal accents and Unobtainium® ear socks and nose pads for increased grip. From $212 

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Jawbreaker Shades (Photo: Oakley)

Part of the Unity Collection, the Jawbreaker shades were built for pure performance. They’re first-choice for riders in the professional peloton for good reason, with a durable and lightweight frame, vents to reduce any steam build up in warm conditions and exchangeable temples for the perfect fit under a helmet. The Unobtanium ® ear socks and nose pads ensure that the glasses stay firmly in place too, even in the sweatiest conditions. The field of views in the upper peripheral region has been extended in this range, and Oakley Authentic Prescription lenses are available too. From $227.

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Unconventional but effortlessly cool, the Deadbolt glasses feature a rounded silhouette and unique stem architecture to create a dramatic pair of shades. They’re equipped with Prizm™ Lens Technology and earsocks moulded over the temples for a comfortable all-day fit. The titanium frame is ultra-strong yet lightweight, while the three-point fit fixes the eyewear in precise optical alignment all day. The glasses are available in satin chrome and prizm black or satin place and prizm black. From $310. 

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