37 Sweet Side Hustles for Men
Our parents called it moonlighting – working a second job in the evening. In their day, the options were limited – driving a taxi cab, maybe schlepping shots at a neighborhood bar. Now, however, there are plenty of options for someone who’s looking to earn a little extra cash.
A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report explained that the national unemployment rate is sitting at about 6% as of March 2021. That being said, there are a lot of people who find themselves hoping to get a leg up on their financial situation with a side hustle.
Check out these recommended gigs if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or just want to make some extra cash on the side.
On The Internet
1. Sling Collectibles and Wares on eBay
When the Internet was fairly new, a little company by the name of eBay made headlines by offering an auction platform that was fun, efficient, and easy to use. Years later, the powerhouse still offers people around the globe a shot at making a quick buck.
You can find just about anything on eBay, from used cars to human skulls. If you’ve got a collection of action figures collecting dust on a shelf, you might consider putting them up for auction to make a quick buck. There are stories of people having such success as a seller of niche items that they quit their full-time job to work on their growing eBay store.
2. Recycle Technology
If you collect tech, you could be sitting on a pile of cash. Websites like Gazelle offer money for certain cell phones and tablets. There are other websites for various devices, and the in-person route might also pay a pretty penny.
To really milk the arrangement, ask friends and family if they have any devices they’d like to dispose of. Sometimes people are willing to throw away an old iPhone thinking it has no value. You could turn around and sell it for a profit. It’s a win-win situation!
3. Manage Social Media Accounts
If you have a knack for marketing, social media, and hashtags, you could capitalize on your talents pretty easily. There are a lot of small business owners who don’t know the first thing about Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. They need your help.
For the young guns, however, these platforms are old hat. In other words, you could get paid for posting consistent content on social media channels. You can do this work from a cell phone or computer. Staying consistent for the brand’s audience is the hardest part.
This work can be a good investment of your time, too. A lot of techies who get started in social media find themselves with enough work to fund an agency or to land a hotshot corporate job with a fat salary, so big that “side hustle” might one day sound like a dirty word.
4. Live Like an Influencer
On the opposite end of the social media spectrum, the person who’s not behind the scenes but instead in front of the camera, the influencer, can make bank, too. Influencers are often online as a side hustle, at least at first. A lucrative vision (and strategy) could allow for alliances, collaborations, and partnerships that result in a check being cut in your name.
To get started, you have to be fairly certain of your own identity – at least on the Internet. Are you an expert? Are you sexy? Are you a sexy expert? If nobody knows more than you about some topic, and you sparkle in front of the camera, go ahead and cash out on the skill.
This one has some drawbacks, though. There’s something to be said about the emotional vulnerability in putting yourself out there for the whole world to judge you in the comments section.
Additionally, sometimes the payment doesn’t come in cash – it’s free or discount products, dinners, and hotel trips. That doesn’t necessarily help you make rent.
5. Teach English
If all of this buying, selling, marketing, and influencing sounds exhausting to you, don’t fret – you have another option in teaching English classes online.
Teaching English puts you in control of your schedule and your workload. Don’t want to work 40 hours? Don’t book 40 hours. Thousands of people have made teaching English online their full-time job, but not everybody finds that much success.
The qualifications for this job can be tough. The best-paying employers require experience (teaching, working with children or adults in the past, etc…) and a credential (undergraduate degree, certification, etc.). Some websites just require a person to be a native speaker. One of the highest paying and most famous companies for teaching English is VIPKid based in China.
6. Leverage Skills and Services
On Fiverr, you can list what you are willing to do for a person for five dollars (or in increments of five). For example, there are users who will write a poem, process a translation, or create an entire business plan. Make a list of skills and services you can provide over the computer (copywriting, consulting, press releases, graphic design, etc.), and scope out the market for it.
If you’re pretty web-savvy, you could skip the middleman altogether. By avoiding the big contenders, you miss out on marketing but make up for it in fewer fees and commissions.
On The Streets
7. Drive Uber (or Other Ride Sharing Services)
Have you considered driving Uber? Anybody who’s complained about being unemployed or underemployed and has a driver’s license has probably been asked this question more times than they care to count. Yet, it’s a valid one!
If you like dealing with people and know your city like the back of your hand, driving ride share experiences can be sort of fun. Start up the old car, and you’re already at work. The application sends you jobs. Delivery driving works the same.
Some people don’t like this work because it’s monotonous, and in some cities, the demand for rides is low. However, as a side gig, it’s a good way to make extra cash without having a lot of pressure to succeed. You set your own goals and schedule.
8. Teach Music Classes
Whether you design beats, create DJ sets, sing, dance, or compose orchestras, there are students out there waiting for you to take up the role of maestro. Musical talent should be cherished, and with the pandemic still asking us to redefine our skills and hobbies, many adults (and children) have taken to a search engine to find out what private music lessons are available in their neck of the woods.
If you know how to tickle the keys, offer piano lessons. You can do it online or in person. Drum up a flyer or post to neighborhood groups. You could offer lessons at schools, park districts, or libraries.
Bartending is the ultimate side hustle. It’s got glitz. It’s got glamour. It’s got booze flowing around the clock. The gig usually pays alright in tips. In fact, some bartenders in New York City make six figures serving craft cocktails into the wee hours of the night.
Experienced staff comment that drunk patrons can be annoying (but add that meeting new people is a fun perk). As a part-time job, the erratic schedule is easier to manage. As an added bonus, being a bartender scores major cool points these days. Everybody wants to know how to make the perfect martini, and you’ll have the recipe down pat.
Babysitting is one of the easiest jobs in the world if you’re a natural with the tikes. If you know people with kids, and you’re the all-around responsible type, let them know that you’d be down to babysit (for payment) if the need arises.
Male babysitters are often in demand, especially in big cities. Some progressive families don’t really think about gender roles when choosing a babysitter. Others want a male sitter or nanny for their sons. If you speak another language, are good at art, or into sports, you can find families with the same interests and charge for the knowhow.
Private one-on-one babysitting might not be your thing, but you can also look into daycare centers, preschools, park districts, summer camps, and after-school programs. Not only is this decent part-time hourly employment, often the work happens in off-hours.
11. Walk Dogs
Maybe you read “manny” and said “No way. I hate kids.” Okay, how do you feel about man’s best friend? Taking Fido for a jaunt at the dog park could be an income stream you’ve overlooked. Dog walking is a great job for the stay-at-home types who do like a little fresh air. You pick the client, the schedule, and the route – so you don’t have to deal with a boss.
In the past, this path took a bit of networking, but community bulletins, social media groups, and mobile applications make customers needing a dog walker easy to find. Rover, a dog walking application, puts the power in your paws. Get to clicking to see what it’s all about. Perhaps the only downside to this job is picking up dog doo doo in the rain.
12. Connect with Nature via Lawn Care
Guys with a green thumb should consider raking in the cash with a stint in lawn care, gardening, or field maintenance. In fact, plenty of seasonal jobs make this a great way to earn extra cash.
The best part is the market allows for various entrance points. For example, the classic mowing and raking your neighbor’s lawn for a few bucks is still a legit way to get ahead. Maybe you can cut the grass your favorite NFL team plays on.
Seasonal parks departments can put you to work in a safe environment. This can be fun if you want to maintain city gardens or community sports fields. If you like it a lot, there are full-time opportunities.
Private companies offer other jobs, too. Just be aware that it gets hot under that summer sun. In the winter, there’s plowing and shoveling, but that will require you to brave the elements all the same.
13. Wash or Detail Cars
There are a lot of car owners who love washing and detailing their cars. They’re so into the process that they even do it for their girlfriends or family members to show how much they care (but also because they like being out in the driveway with a beer in hand). While we can’t recommend drinking on the job, we can suggest a gig that will give you a little extra beer money at the end of the month: car wash attendant or car detailing specialist.
Some entrepreneurs go on their own, buying the necessary equipment to offer cleaning services inside and out. Others find an establishment looking for part-time help. Evenings and weekends are popular but don’t rule out a day shift if you have the availability.
14. Hold a Garage Sale
Having a garage sale is a great way to kill two birds with one stone: clean out the garage and make money hand over fist in the process. The first step is to organize all that clutter. Price it well. Pick a weekend, and sell it in a garage sale or yard sale.
This side hustle is going to be inconsistent if you do it just once or twice a year. The inventory changes, and you might need a permit. The cash comes in the advertising. Don’t expect everybody who comes zipping down your suburban sidestreet to make a pit stop because of a foldable card table and a yellow poster board at the end of your drive.
Use strategy to bring traffic. Write the big sellers on the announcement (i.e., tools, baby clothes, furniture, gym shoes, etc.). Then, place those signs where the right type of consumer will work its way over, probably on busier street corners.
If your event turns you into a garage sale shark, you might consider upping the game and getting into the flea market racket. You travel with the goods, expanding your customer base while cashing out.
15. Act as a Tour Guide
Sites like Tours By Locals match tourists to guides who know the area better than anyone else. If you’re chatty, cultural, and love to linger like a traveler, this could be the side hustle of your dreams.
Think about where you live. What’s the cool thing to do? Where’s the action? What’s the 411? The guy in the back who is shrugging his shoulders would hate this job, but if you have an enthusiastic response brewing – you’re ready.
Create a profile and outline your tour. When people click on the experience, the cash will roll in. To find success in this endeavor, it’s important that you be friendly and focused while avoiding the fear of putting yourself out there.
16. Donate Bodily Fluids or Organs
Both television sitcoms and Hollywood blockbusters have put the idea in our heads that we can easily waltz into a clinic and sell various bodily fluids for cash money. In a way, they’re not wrong.
There is a market for bodily fluid donations although compensation and regulations vary across the board. People have been able to donate blood, plasma, sperm, and even urine for cash. In a world where eggs and hair can be donated or sold, it’s no surprise some people have made a side hustle out of it.
17. Become a Personal Trainer
How often do people ask you about fitness? If you’ve been bulking up over the years with at least mild success, then perhaps it might be time to become a certified personal trainer.
Personal training relates to athleticism and health. A class can get you certified in just a few months, and from there, the earning potential is tremendous. If you’re savvy with social media and technology, taking the training program virtual offers more opportunities.
18. Offer Moving Services
If you’ve got a truck, you could score some extra cash by offering moving services. Doing your buddy a favor on a Saturday morning is a lot different than selling your services as a licensed, insured, and bonded agent, however.
Either way, most people are moving on weekends and evenings because they don’t want to miss work. It’s also a great side hustle to do with a friend or two. You work together and divide the assets after the gig.
19. Coach Youth Sports
There are a lot of guys out there who were the captain of their football team, the center on the basketball squad, or who broke state records in the pool. What are they doing now? If they’re smart, they’re working a side hustle sharing their passion and talents with America’s youth!
There are plenty of ways to cash out on private lessons for all sports. From wrestling to fencing, archery to rugby, parents are willing to pay top dollar for the expertise.
20. Go Dumpster Diving
Look, there’s a way to make money, but you’re going to have to get your hands dirty. Trash picking might not be entirely legal in some jurisdictions, but who hasn’t snagged an old dresser out of the alley during their college glory days? You don’t even have to cruise the alley for finds thanks to the Internet.
Many people post “free to a good home” for unwanted furniture, for instance. Just keep an eye open for opportunities. The process is the same for the money-making hustlers out there.
Find the product (cheap, free, trash, etc.) and resell it at stores or online for a profit. The saying is true! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
21. Try Craigslist
Good, old craiglist. Craigslist started in 1995, and from there, it’s only grown more and more famous throughout the years. If somebody’s looking to make some extra cash, and they’re “down for whatever,” clicking around this website may be worth it in the end.
Beyond the for sale listings and the odd request for some specific item, the website boasts a job board that often has one-time gigs, odds and ends, and various announcements of upcoming side work. That being said, be careful with this one, men. Scams are out there, and if something’s too good to be true (or dangerous sounding), it probably is.
22. Rent out Your Spare Room
If you’ve got a spare room, try listing it on Airbnb. You could meet new people from around the world, earn a few extra bucks, and have a little fun in the process. You could also consider a roommate or two.
Some people even intentionally rent large apartments, three or four bedrooms, in big cities. Then, they divide the rent up amongst the roommates, not paying their share. That’s a great way to save hundreds of dollars each month.
23. Trade Bitcoin
Investing carries risk. Be sure to consider risks and talk to an expert. Nothing in an article about side hustles constitutes sound financial advice. We’re just brainstorming here.
If that type of language doesn’t scare you, you might look into bitcoin. Bitcoin has made some traders into millionaires or billionaires. The explanation is technical, but a little research could pay off big time.
24. Invest in the Stock Market
We’re still not over what happened with Reddit and GameStop a few months ago. The market is interesting, but again, there’s a risk. If you have a way to get in on the action, you might consider it as a side gig.
Buyer beware! Investing carries a risk that other side hustles do not. You could lose everything you put into it. As they say, though, the higher the risk, the higher the reward.
25. Enter Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing can be a tough full-time job, but as a side hustle, a lot of folks are into it. For example, if you already use essential oils like they’re going out of style, why not promote and sell them to your friends?
This is true when you have a wide network or market that would be interested in your niche. There are programs to sell supplements, insurance, yoga pants, and vacations. Find something that matches your personality and interests for an easier fit.
26. Save/Manage Money
This is the side gig nobody wants to talk about… you could always invest your extra time in managing your own life. For example, if you’re spending too much money on coffee – you could get a part-time job as a barista or invest in a coffee company.
You could also just start making coffee at home. In other words, it pays to shop around and to plan ahead. Taking time to make budget cuts can pay off in the end, especially if you invest those saving wisely.
27. Buy a Business
A lot of people can’t make their small businesses work for one reason or another. It’s a lack of experience, a misunderstanding of the market, or not enough time to focus on the project. When this happens, the business might be sold to a new owner.
If the business is small enough for you to operate as a side hustle, don’t rule it out. Perhaps you just need to make an investment and allow somebody else to spend 40 hours a week at the reins – if you play your cards right, that could be easy income.
28. Participate in Market Research Studies
This is an old classic. Your opinion matters and some enterprises are willing to pay top dollar for it. Look into marketing firms that pay for user experiences and reviews.
29. Promote the Club
Another old-school option – promoting clubs and events. The owner will pay to get people in the door. This job pays in the form of a flat fee, a per head dollar amount, or on a general commission. Find a situation that works for you and get it poppin.
30. Write an Ebook
Do you have a story inside you? If you’ve got a narrative to share, or you’re an expert on a subject, you could write an ebook. Once that book is done, list it on websites like Amazon to sell to readers. One and done, the cash comes in.
31. Blog, Blog, and Blog
Y2K came and went, yet we’re still out here talking about blogging. Blogging pays out in two structures. First, there is the person who has their own blog. The blog operates as a business, like a virtual storefront or exhibition space.
The site sells products, services, and stories. Some success can come, but it isn’t easy. Another way to make money blogging is to sell blog content. In our SEO landscape (Search Engine Optimization), having a way with words can add a little cushion to your bank account. Find a topic you like, find a website that needs content, and voila!
32. Become a Freelance Writer
Beyond the blog, good writing is in high demand. Freelancers can cash in on copy, social media writing, brochures, white papers, essays, and magazine articles. The modern freelance writer must master the art of the pitch and develop a network of well-connected editors to hit it big, but making a couple of hundred bucks writing online has never been easier (if you’re a decent writer).
Nowadays, every Tom, Dick, and Harry with an expensive camera wants to run a side hustle as a photographer. What does it take to succeed? If you’ve got the eye, and you’re organized, the easy money could be all yours.
Making money as a photographer is just as much as (if not more so) about business sense and professionalism as it is about taking captivating shots.
34. Craft Digital Media (Drones, 360, etc.)
Photography is one thing; digital media is another. Producing digital media may include pictures, but that’s not all. There are video, audio (podcasts), and other formats that require technical equipment and know-how.
If you’re into gadgets and gizmos, like drones and GoPros, you might make money as a content producer. Venues like hotels and banquet halls need this type of content, but they won’t invest in the equipment. You can save the day by creating the media they desire.
A smart hustler could enter the scene to deliver. Invoices for such help can surpass $1000 – not bad for a day’s work!
35. Paint Murals
Artsy types who can create a mural in a day or two should celebrate that there are more patrons of the arts than ever before. Every bagel shop and brewery in town needs an original mural for the social media clout. Painters can make it happen, earning good money while practicing their passion.
36. Sell Crafts on Etsy
A lot of craftsmen who know how to use drills, saws, and welding tools could be making side money-making “live, laugh, love” decor (or something cooler) on websites like Etsy.
37. Cook and Cater
Grillmasters, bakers, and aspiring chefs might spin their kitchen skills on weekends and evenings if the side hustle feels right. Some specialize in one item like pastries, cakes, or tapas. Others are willing to create just about anything the client can demand.
It’s a side hustle that requires some knowledge (at least in the kitchen), but on a small scale, can be quite lucrative. Realize, however, the big league requires certifications and licenses to prepare food.
Our Two Cents
At the end of the day, we all want to get paid. And still, sometimes the full-time paycheck just isn’t enough. Side hustles remedy the problem with a hobby that increases the cash flow.
To find the right side hustle, one needs to consider what option is going to suit them best in terms of availability, skills, equipment, and know-how. Tap your passion. Move on with that. You’ll be seeing dollar signs before you know it.
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The 9 Most Unique Pocket Knives on the Market
Finding a great pocket knife is like looking for a needle in a stack of other needles. It’s seemingly impossible. Sure, there are a lot of folding knives out there, and plenty of them are well-made and of perfectly adequate quality. But at the end of the day, most of the knives on the market just look like… knives. There’s nothing special about them. They have no personality.
But some knives are different. If you can wade through all the average, uninspiring knives on the market, you’ll find some that are beautifully crafted, uniquely designed, and truly exceptional.
Luckily for you, we’ve gone through the trouble of doing all the searching for you. What we’ve found are some of the most unique pocket knives available today.
1. My Deejo Creation
The ability to essentially design your own knife from the ground up makes My Deejo Creation quite possibly the most unique knife on the market. Every knife carrier’s needs and preferences are different, which makes this a perfect option for those who know exactly what they want. It’s also a perfect option if you don’t know what you want because you have a lot of options to browse through.
With My Deejo Creation, everything from the size and weight of the knife to the blade finish and handle material is up to you. Choose between a mirror, black titanium finish, along with numerous blade tattoo designs (or none at all).
Handle options include coralwood, ebony, composite and gold plating. Sizes range from a dainty 0.53oz (2.75” closed) to a more substantial 1.3 oz (4.3” closed).
2. Gerber Flatiron
The emergence of “pocket cleavers” as a style of pocket knives has been an interesting trend to watch in recent years. The Gerber Flatiron is one of the leaders in this unique knife subgenre. Boasting a stout, squared-off 3.6 inch stainless steel blade that folds neatly into a black machined aluminum handle, it’s a knife with a bold design and workmanlike functionality.
The Gerber Flatiron is not lightweight by any means. It tips the scales at almost 7 oz and measures 8.5” open. It rests comfortably in one’s palm and excels at heavy-duty cutting and slicing tasks like breaking down boxes and preparing meat for the grill. The blade has a handsome satin finish, and the overall design is an excellent melding of form and function.
3. Opinel No.8
Opinel’s folding pocket knives are about as basic as it gets. But these iconic knives are so perfect in their simplicity that their design hasn’t changed since the 1890s. There’s still no other knife quite like it. Opinel knives are also lightweight, budget-friendly, and sport well-honed blades made of super-hard carbon steel.
The Opinel No.8 is the most popular versatile model, but Opinel makes these knives in sizes ranging from No.6 up to No.12. The numbers roughly correspond to the length of the opened knife in inches – the No.8 measures 7.59” from point to pommel, and has a 3.28” blade – making it easy to choose the right knife for your needs. One thing to be aware of is that the hard steel blades are brittle and prone to breaking if you use them for prying or twisting.
4. Deejo Tattoo 37G
When it comes to choice, it’s hard to go past Deejo and their huge selection of knives. The French brand has been crafting a wide array of functional, customizable, and high-quality knives for over a decade for customers around the world.
There are several things that make Deejo’s Tattoo line of knives stand out. First and foremost is the custom “tattoo” design, which allows you to carry a knife that feels like an extension of your personality.
Deejo offers dozens of designs that can be laser-engraved onto the blade, which makes these knives as unique as the individuals who carry them. Deejo even offers a “Tattoo Your Deejo” kit if you prefer to engrave your own design onto the blade.
The Deejo Tattoo 37G is also a well-crafted and beautifully designed knife through and through. It weighs an ultralight 37 grams (about 1.3 oz) so it won’t weigh down your pocket or your pack. The blade is made of durable 420 stainless steel and comes razor-sharp right out of the box. It’s a trusty travel companion with a uniquely personal connection.
5. Boker Plus Subcom Knife
Boker makes some of the more interesting and eye-catching knives on the market, and the Boker Plus Subcom is one of the more intriguing additions to their lineup. While its small, stout profile might not be for everyone, it’s a good everyday carry folder that comes in handy when you need it.
The Boker Plus Subcom Knife is super lightweight at just 2.5 oz and its diminutive 1.8” partially-serrated clip point blade is sturdy and sharp, folding into a 2.6” handle with a black textured grip. It’s small enough to slip into your pocket, and you might forget it’s even there until you need it. The blade is made of strong AUS-8 stainless steel and comes razor sharp right out of the box.
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6. Albatross Damascus Folding Knife
With its unique hand-forged blade, the Albatross Damascus Folding Knife is sure to turn some heads. The blade measures 2.6” and the knife opens to a length of 6” with a handle design that rests comfortably in hand. The knife also has a handy belt clip, and the linear locking function makes it safe to use and carry.
Rugged and dependable, the Albatross is popular among hunters, anglers, campers, and outdoorsmen of all kinds. The yellow sandalwood handle and striking Damascus blade with its unique curvature make this knife easy on the eyes too. One minor complaint is that the steel dulls easily, but it’s also quick and easy to sharpen.
7. SOG Cash Card
An interesting twist for EDC enthusiasts, the SOG Cash Card is essentially a knife and wallet all in one. Made of satin polished stainless steel, the knife handle boasts an oversized money clip just the right size for your cash and cards.
It’s a unique design that’s great for anybody looking to pare their pocket contents down to the bare essentials. Of course, none of this would matter if the knife itself wasn’t functional, but the SOG Cash Card has a sharp 2.75” drop-point blade, and the overall design is slim and practical.
It feels comfortable in one’s pocket and comes in handy for any of the countless situations in which a small blade might be needed. One small issue that some users have noted is that the clip is a little too tight for more than a few bills.
8. Petzl Spatha Knife
Made with mountaineers and alpine hikers in mind, the Petzl Spatha Knife is an innovative pocket folder that’s right at home in extreme outdoor situations. The hole in the knife allows it to be clipped to your pack or harness using a carabiner, and the textured wheel around it provides an easy one-handed opening, even when wearing gloves. The 4” blade is partly serrated for cutting ropes and cordage.
It weighs a lightweight 1.5 oz, which is a nice perk for backpackers and climbers who obsess over pack weight. Plus, the Petzl Spatha Knife is available in high visibility colors like bright yellow, making it nearly impossible to lose it in the wild. The stainless steel blade is extremely durable but may need frequent resharpening.
9. Higo No Kami 10 Pocket Knife
This beautiful, hand-forged Japanese pocket knife looks like it comes from another time. And in a way, it does. The knife harkens back to a traditional design created by a blacksmith in Japan during the 19th century, which included an innovative lever to aid in opening and closing the knife.
But with its 3” Wharncliffe blade and handsome brass handle, the Higo No Kami 10 Pocket Knife is much more than just a novelty throwback. It’s a versatile and functional pocket knife that’s perfect for everything from gardening to filleting fish.
Its carbon steel blade is easily honed to a keen edge, but be aware that this is a knife that requires some care. It will rust and corrode if you allow it to do so.
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The 10 Best Sunglasses for Men This Summer
Do you spend time outdoors or like to cruise down the highway on your motorcycle? If so, one of your biggest pet peeves is likely the sunlight hitting your eyes. Wayward sunlight can be a nuisance, but some tools combat this natural daily occurrence.
We’ve discovered that numerous reputable sunglass companies design and manufacture fashionable eyewear. Contrary to popular belief, sunglasses don’t only keep your eyes protected from the sun. If you choose the right pair, you can make quite the fashion statement.
However, if you select the wrong pair for your face shape or if the style doesn’t entirely match your look or vibe, you could end up looking awkward and unfashionable. With the hundreds of different brands, colors, styles, and shapes, it can be challenging to find the perfect sunglasses.
That’s why narrowing down your search can be hugely beneficial to finding the perfect pair for you. With that said, we’ve found a few different sunglasses by various brands we believe will suit almost anyone. The sunglasses we will speak of have unique features which will help you quickly and easily find the ones meant for you.
1. Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses
Since 1936 Ray-Ban has been designing and manufacturing high-end luxury sunglasses. One of their most popular sunglass fashion lines is their classically styled vintage Aviator sunglasses.
The Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses is an ideal pair for those looking for a distinguished look. This pair of sunglasses is incredibly versatile because they come in seven unique color combinations.
This pair has lenses that measure 2.28 inches with a lens height of 1.97 inches. Additionally, the bridge width is 0.55 inches and the temple length is 5.31 inches. These measurements ensure a comfortable fit on your face.
However, one of the most notable and attractive features that this pair possesses is the option to have the Ray-Ban 3025’s made into prescription glasses. You can have these sunglasses made into glasses suitable for near and far-distance reading for an extra fee, and you can make them bifocals.
The gold frames and gunmetal green-tinted lenses on the Ray-Ban Aviator 3025’s are attractive to consumers as they offer a military appeal. If you want a pear-shaped frame, you’re in luck, as this pair is specifically designed to provide a quirky take on the classic aviator style. Additionally, the double bridged frame is durable and has a sleek look without it being flimsy.
2. Tom Ford Polarized Square Sunglasses
Tom Ford is easily one of the greatest and most recognizable name brands in the world. This company is well known for its incredible attention to detail and supremely made fashionable lenses and frames. If you buy the Tom Ford Polarized Arnaud Square Sunglasses, you’ll have a pair that is specifically designed to the specifications of an authentic 21st century luxury brand.
These polarized sunglasses have the signature T-bar inlays that give the pair a genuinely retro vibe. The frames are dark black with silver detailing and the color of the tint is smoke. Additionally, the lens width is 2.08 inches, the temple length is 5.7 inches, and the bridge width is 0.8 inches.
One of the most significant features that the Tom Ford Polarized Arnaud Square sunglasses are equipped with is the excellent protection against glare. They offer 100% UV protection because of a special coating. Unlike other brands, this protective coating doesn’t blur your vision but provides you with superior clarity.
3. Knockaround Fort Knocks Sunglasses
If you want a decent pair of sunglasses that are value for money, you may want to have a look at the classically designed, form-fitting Knockaround Fort Knocks sunglasses. You’ll find these sunglasses to be incredibly well priced. Arguably they are also almost certainly one of the most durably designed injection molded sunglasses on the market.
Unlike other sunglasses, the Knockaround Fort Knocks sunglasses are produced in multiple hues that are brightly colored with many lens and frame options that will let you match your shades to your personality.
Additionally, each pair is specifically manufactured to be unisex, and there is even the option to completely customize your design and lens color. These sunglasses will also suit larger face shapes because of their timeless design that includes logo detailing on each arm.
We mentioned before that these frames are incredibly tough, and there are two features, in particular, that back up this statement. The Knockaround Fort Knocks Sunglasses are made with impact-resistant lenses and have a specially formulated lens finish that provides UV400 protection.
4. Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses
Sunglass style has come a long way in recent years, with more sunglasses becoming an increasingly popular fashion accessory for many different occasions. One of the best types of sunglasses to rock if you’re a sportsman who spends hours outdoors at a time is the Oakley Holbrook 009102’s.
The Oakley Holbrook 009102 sunglasses have a lightweight and durable design, which is ideal for those who are participating in activities while wearing them. Although the frames have a sporty look, they feature stylish full-rimmed frames with a lens width of 2.17 inches, a lens height of 0.71 inches, a bridge width of 0.71 inches, and a temple length of 5.39 inches.
Uniquely the Oakley Holbrook 009102 sunglasses have a futuristic design characterized by their solid black frames and blue anti-glare tinted lenses. If you want to be noticed while participating in an outdoor activity, these sunglasses will definitely draw the eye of those within your vicinity. If blue lenses aren’t to your liking, you will be pleased to learn that you can also choose between more than five other colors.
5. Warby Parker Fletcher Sunglasses
Some people prefer their sunglasses to have a modern look with clean lines that draws inspiration from 80s fashion culture. If you enjoy this style, you may want to look at the hand-polished cellulose acetate Warby Parker Fletcher sunglasses.
Warby Parker is known for its quality eyewear. The Fletcher sunglasses have an uber sleek design and come in three different color choices. These sunglasses are incredibly versatile as they also come in three different frame sizes. You can choose between medium, wide, and extra-wide, so you likely won’t have any issue finding the perfect frame for your face.
Some of the most mention-worthy features these stylish sunglasses are equipped with include akulon-coated screws that increase durability, scratch-resistant lenses that block 100% of UV rays, and the non-prescription lenses option is made from CR-39 for maximum clarity.
Additionally, if you opt to have prescription lenses with your Warby Parker Fletcher sunglasses, you can fit progressive or reader lenses. These prescription lenses are made from polycarbonate, which is the most impact-resistant material for sunglasses. In fact, the brand is so confident in the lens’s durability, they offer an exclusive 12 month no-scratch lens guarantee.
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6. Sunski Seacliff Sunglasses
Sometimes, there is no avoiding regular wear and tear, and it can become costly to continuously replace your sunglasses every summer. With the Sunski Seacliff polarized sunglasses, you won’t have this worry.
When you own a pair of Sunski Seacliff sunglasses, you’ll be covered by the brand’s industry-leading forever warranty. This warranty will cover your glasses forever, whereby if you break them under regular use, the brand will replace or fix them for you, which is incredibly convenient.
However, it’s unlikely you’ll need to utilize this warranty as the Seacliff sunglasses by Sunski have passed the FDA basic impact test and offer UV400 protection. Those who are environmentally conscious will likely love that the Sunski Seacliff sunglasses are made from superlight recycled frames.
Additionally, you will have the choice of two different frame sizes and can opt to purchase them in either a small or medium. Depending on your face shape, these could provide the perfect fit. Another vital aspect to consider is sunglass lenses. With the Sunski Seacliff sunglasses, you will have highly fashionable, non mirrored grey tinted lenses.
Moreover, these frames are not only environmentally friendly but also provide an all-day comfortable fit. The modern rectangular design and neutral color choices guarantee they will match any outfit you put together.
7. Le Specs Oh Boy Gradient Round Sunglasses
The circular sunglasses design is likely to never go out of fashion with celebrities, musicians, and artists still opting to wear this classic vintage style. The Le Specs Oh Buoy gradient round sunglasses offer a fresh take by adding a touch of glamour to their indulgent circular frame.
Le Specs Oh Buoy sunglasses are comfortable to wear despite their shape. They have a lens width of 2.04 inches, a bridge width of 0.74 inches, and a temple length of 1.57 inches. Additionally, they are unisex and compatible with most face shapes.
These sunglasses are suitable for everyday use because they are stylish and because they are designed with materials that ensure they are durable. The lenses have a gradient tint, are shatterproof, scratch-resistant, and provide 100% UV protection. Additionally, the black frames offer a seamless design and are made with robust Tritan plastic.
8. Oliver Peoples Circular Sunglasses
If you want a pair of luxury sunglasses manufactured explicitly in Italy, you may like the Oliver Peoples Circular sunglasses. With sunglasses like these, you’ll exude elegance because of their olive green lenses and transparent frames, which is not often seen in sunglass designs.
The Oliver People Circular Italian luxury sunglasses frames are suited to smaller face shapes because of their measurements. The lenses have a diameter of 1.9 inches, a bridge length of 0.9 inches, and an arm length of 5.7 inches.
Rectangular frames are often overrated, especially for smaller face shapes. That’s why if you like your sunglasses to be smaller in size or if you want to change up your look, you should consider these circular framed sunglasses by Oliver Peoples.
If you’re not entirely won over yet, you might be after learning that they have a 100% acetate composition. This makes them durable without taking away from their uber elegant appearance.
9. Mykita Boost Square Sunglasses
Square sunglasses give a very no-nonsense vibe that manages to be both captivating and intimidating. The Mykita Boost square sunglasses are perfect for those wanting to show off their fashion savvy mindset. These spectacular sunglasses are uniquely designed with bar cutouts on the sides to draw attention to your eyes and keep the spotlight on you.
The frames on the Mykita Boost square sunglasses are solid black and feature straight arms with curved tips. Additionally, the lenses are also tinted black and durable. Square frames are incredibly flattering, and the Mykita Boost, in particular, works well for those who love an oversized look.
You will notice that the lens diameter is an impressive 2.12 inches, with an arm length of 5.5 inches and a bridge width of 0.72 inches. Moreover, as an added benefit, when you’re not using your sunglasses, you can easily store them in a protective case that comes with the product when you purchase it.
10. Persol Steve McQueen Aviator Sunglasses
Should you like the aviator sunglasses design but also want to express your quirkiness and creative style, the Steve McQueen Aviator sunglasses by the brand Persol may be ideal. With these leopard-framed sunglasses, you could be the talk of the town.
However, if leopard print isn’t quite to your tastes, you can choose a different frame theme as there are luckily more than five to choose between. These Steve McQueen aviator sunglasses are produced with a lens diameter of 2.12 inches, a bridge of 0.82 inches, and an arm’s length of 5.51 inches. With these measurements, the sunglasses will provide a snug fit for most, and they are unlikely to fall off your face which is always a bonus.
Notably, the Steve McQueen aviators have a durable acetate plastic frame composition and bright blue polarized glass lenses coated with a specially formulated UV coating. Not only will this coating protect your eyesight, but it will also ensure your sunglasses stand the test of time.
There are many types of sunglass styles that suit different face shapes. Below are a few of the most popularly bought sunglass designs. We have also given a brief description of each so that you can properly decide which style would best suit you.
- Aviator or pilot design: This simple style is characterized by a teardrop lens design and usually has a distinctive metal frame. Interestingly they became popular because real-life aviators and pilots were wearing them.
- Cat-eye: Nowadays, the cat-eye sunglasses shape isn’t only suited to women. Many brands manufacture unique cat-eye frames for men. Cat-eye frames are distinctive because of their feline appearance.
- Butterfly: Sunglasses with the butterfly lens shape are often large and oversized. Butterfly lenses cover most of one’s face, which provides ample coverage against the sun.
- Rectangular: It may sound like an odd lens shape, but it is still one of the most popular. The rectangular shape of the lenses characterizes rectangular sunglasses. These sunglasses are also usually thicker and broader near the lens area.
- Round: If you want to make a fashion statement, you should consider round sunglasses. Round sunglasses have circular lenses that often only cover around the area of the eye. If you have a smaller face, it can highlight a narrow jawline.
- Wayfarer: Classified by a thick frame and trapezoidal lens shape, wayfarer sunglasses have long been a timeless go-to look. This style of sunglasses is known for its versatility, and the form of the lenses usually suits most face shapes.
- Square: Square-framed sunglasses are perfect for adding balance to a narrow jawline. They are also great at giving a round face a hint of angles. Oversized square sunglasses have become increasingly popular for those wanting an edgy and incognito look.
Purchasing a new pair of sunglasses can be an exciting but complicated process. If you don’t pick the right pair, you could end up with a style you hate and waste money. You shouldn’t worry too much, though, as we have listed below a few pointers you should keep in mind when you go sunglasses shopping.
If you look out for the below-mentioned points, you will likely end up with a pair of sunglasses that matches your personality and needs.
- Bigger frames are better: The bigger your sunglasses frame, the more coverage and protection you will receive from the sun. Additionally, bigger sunglasses can help balance your face or highlight the angles you have.
- Polarized lenses are ideal for cutting glare: Contrary to popular belief buying a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses will not protect you better from the harmful effects of UV rays. However, a polarized lens will prevent the glare from reflective surfaces from hitting your eyes. This is incredibly handy for those who spend time outdoors and those who often drive in sunny conditions.
- Look for 100% UV protection: Although it may cost you more in the long run, buying a pair of 100% UV protection sunglasses will be highly beneficial to preserving your eyesight. Look out for a sticker, tag, or online description that stipulates that the sunglasses you are interested in are protective against 100% of UV rays.
In the past, sunglasses were not an essential fashion accessory, but that has changed with the many styles that have become available. Sunglasses are almost a fashion staple item in the modern world because they come in numerous different colors, textures, and materials. You can match a pair of sunglasses with any outfit including, beachwear, formal wear, casual wear, and sport wear.
The Best Golf Pants for Men Who Hit the Greens Regularly
Every guy who’s into golf knows that warmer weather and longer days make for great times on the green. Regardless of how much you know about golf, it’s no secret that clothing means a lot more when hitting the golf course than compared to most sports. Though stereotypical golf attire may come off as a bit too prep for some, there are several options that are nothing of the sort, and actually work in a player’s favor in terms of both function and fashion.
Seasoned golfers know that feeling good and playing good tend to go hand in hand, meaning a regular pair of jeans or athletic shorts just might not cut it when it comes to having a good game. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or a true and steadfast linksman, knowing your options when it comes to golf pants is imperative, hence why we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best golf pants for men who hit the greens regularly!
1. Nike Dri-FIT UV Golf Chino
Out of all the golf pants available, the Nike Dri-FIT UV Golf Chino pants take the cake as our overall best pick due to their fit and flair. These sweat-wicking, stretchy cotton and polyester pants are perfectly designed and comfy and will have you on the top of your game.
The Nike Dri-FIT UV Golf Chino’s are slightly tapered, giving them a more professional and formal look so that you can look just as good as you play. They also come in a decent array of colors, however, the “Healing Jade” color is probably our favorite. It’s both unique and eye-catching, making it the perfect pair of pants for putting on the green.
2. Peter Millar Durham Performance Trouser
Our premium choice for golf pants is hands down the Peter Millar Durham Performance Trouser. This bestselling pair of trousers boasts high-performance polyester woven twill fabric that’s both comfortable and full of quality. The fabric of these Peter Millar Durham trousers allows for maximum mobility, giving you the best range of motion for your swing.
In addition, they also feature quick-dry and moisture-wicking technology, ensuring you will remain cool and dry on the course. With a classic fit and flat-front design, you’re sure to love the way you look and feel in these premium pants.
3. Royal & Awesome Golf Pants
While gold attire does tend to fall on the pricier side of the spectrum, there are some great, money-conscious options available. For example, the Royal & Awesome Golf Pants from Amazon run between $52.49 – $80.90, making them our pick for best “bang for your buck.”
These golf pants also come in a very diverse arrangement of colors and patterns, making them a practical yet fun pick for a guy wanting to show off his style and protect his wallet. Being that these pants are mostly cotton with a touch of spandex, they are not as stretchy as some of the other options. However, if you’re looking for a solid pair of pants for some lighthearted play, these are sure to do the job (in style).
4. Under Armour Golf Rain Pants
If you’re the kind of golfer who sticks out 18-holes no matter if it’s rain, hail, or shine, then the Under Armour Golf Rain Pants are a must-have for your closet. These UA golf pants are 100% waterproof and breathable, and they even feature windproof construction in order to truly keep sheltered from the elements.
In addition to repelling water and keeping you dry, the pants are also lined with super-soft brushed fleece in order to maintain warmth and comfort. The fabric is 2.5-layer bonded for extra protection, yet the pants remain lightweight and out of the way. They only come in one color which is black, and while they do look a bit more on the casual side, it doesn’t get much better in terms of functionality.
5. Stateapparel Clubhouse Pants
If you’re a more serious player, then the Stateapparel Clubhouse Pants will certainly stick out to you. These lightweight golf pants were designed specifically with professional US Open golfers in mind, meaning they have everything from the four-way mechanical stretch for optimal mobility, to a special wiping element in the pockets for cleaning your clubs and hands without hassle.
While the Stateapparel Clubhouse Pants are durable in any climate or weather pattern, they thrive best in the heat, keeping the player cool and content while swinging a golf club in 80+ degree weather. These professional-grade pants are a quality bargain worth taking part in.
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6. Polo Ralph Lauren Mid-Rise Twill Slim-Leg Trousers
Ralph Lauren continues to impress with their versatile pair of Mid-Rise Slim-Leg Trousers. These golf pants are made out of 100% polyester, giving them a very thin yet roomy feel. While they work great for going out on the green, these black pocketed trousers can also be worn during the day for work or even during a casual night out.
They’re a bit more basic and plain than some other options, but this understated look is necessary for certain occasions, even in golf. Having a pair or two of these isn’t a bad idea for anyone needing a little more fluff in their golfing wardrobe.
7. Adidas Ultimate365 3-Stripes Tapered Pant
The Adidas Ultimate365 3-Stripes Tapered Pants are a bit more unconventional in terms of style and look, however, they are great for hitting the golf course. With a stretchy material that allows for unrestricted movement and fabric managing moisture, these tapered pants work great for either heat or humidity. They come in a few different colors, though their navy option tends to be the most popular.
The style is a bit unique, looking like a very even cross between a pair of athletic pants and work pants, meaning that if you do it properly, you have the option to either dress them up or down. The Adidas Ultimate365 3-Stripes Tapered Pants are also on the more affordable side, making them great for those paying hefty green fees.
8. Bonobos Highland Tour Golf Pants
Bonobos Highland Tour Golf Pants are a grade-A option all around. From style to quality to comfort, these golf pants really set the standard for what should be worn while playing this beloved sport. With more than eight different colors to choose from, the Highland Tour Golf Pants from Bonobos feature flex panels, shirt grippers, and even UPF protection, meaning they do a whole lot more than simply look good.
According to most of the reviews, these pants are also extremely comfortable, meaning they are also a great transitional pair of pants for those needing to rush around from the course to elsewhere without much time in between.
9. Puma Jackpot 5 Pocket Golf Pants
Another great value pair of golf pants comes from the athletic brand, Puma. The Puma Jackpot 5 Golf Pants have been named “the best pants we’ve ever made” by Puma themselves, meaning there must be something worthwhile to them.
These golf pants are available in some of the best color options, from orange to mint green, making a wonderful pair of pants to own in more than one color. With moisture-wicking technical fabric and a mesh stretch waistband, these pants go beyond style and check the boxes for support and practicality as well. These pants are also great for both work and golf, and Puma even makes shorts with the same exact color options and material for those really hot days.
10. Linksoul Chino Boardwalker Pant
If you’re looking to go green as you hit the green, then Linksoul’s Chino Boardwalker Pants are the perfect eco-friendly and sustainable item to add to your closet. Linksoul’d Boardwalkers are made mostly from recycled polyester found in discarded plastic water bottles.
These high-performance, four-way stretch pants are finished with a saltwater wash in order to bring added comfort and smoothness to their innovative design. Though the color options are a bit more neutral, having a couple of different pairs will make for a solid selection when you visit the range.
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Golf Pants FAQs
Investing in high-quality golf pants means giving yourself the highest level of comfort and function as you play a precise game. In addition, golf pants tend to last longer and be better suited for sudden weather changes, something that sometimes happens while in the middle of an 18-hole game.
The simple answer is, yes! While some men might prefer to keep their golf pants separate, most golf pants are extremely comfortable and nice looking, making them very tempting to wear on a daily basis. Plus, you won’t have to change before hitting the green after getting off work!
It is important to stick with golf pants that offer four-way stretch. These will offer you the greatest amount of flexibility and movement as you twist and swing. If possible, it’s also nice to have a pair that’s also waterproof, just in case you encounter poor weather during a long game.