Ryan Gosling Always Wears Great Sunglasses: Here Are His Best Pairs

Some people just look good in sunglasses.

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Some people just look good in sunglasses. Different shapes, different colors, oversized, undersized, retro, modern, it doesn’t matter, these people can pull off pair after pair, frame after frame.

As one of the world’s most famous actors and the guy your girlfriend has probably had a crush on since sometime in 2011, it’s no surprise that Ryan Gosling is one of those guys. The actor has consistently stayed ahead of the sunglasses trend curve by bossing a ton of great frames over the past decade.

6 Times Ryan Gosling Rocked Stylish Sunglasses

Here are some of Ryan Gosling’s most famous sunglasses moments. We’ve identified the exact frames for each one and provided a link to buy them where possible.

The Nice Guys Sunglasses: Randolph Engineering Aviators

Warner Bros.

In The Nice Guys, Ryan Gosling plays a private inspector in the 1970’s. No prizes, therefore, for guessing that he wore a pair of aviators in the movie.

Source: Randolph Engineering

The good news is that we know the exact pair he wore, which were 23kt Gold Frame Aviators with Tan lenses made by aviator specialists Randolph Engineering. This is one of the original aviator brands and it is well-renowned for its build quality.

First Man Sunglasses: AO Optic Gold Aviators

In the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, Ryan Gosling wore a pair of AO Optics Original Pilot sunglasses. These shades stand out because they are slightly smaller and more squared-off than many other aviators.

Source: AO Optical

The actor also frequently wore these shades around the time the movie was being made and promoted, meaning if you’ve seen a pic of Gosling wearing gold aviators, these may be the ones.

La La Land Sunglasses: Persol PO3105S 51


In La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s Sebastian Wilder wear Persol PO3105S sunglasses.

Source: Persol

With their acetate brow and lighter metal lens frame these are a pretty classy pair of glasses that suit the character well. These shades are very similar to Ray-Ban Clubmasters.

Crazy, Stupid Love Sunglasses: Selima Optique Chad

Warner Bros.

In Crazy, Stupid, Love Ryan Gosling wears a pair of wayfarer-like sunglasses by Selima Optique called “Chad.”

Unfortunately, the auburn tortoise color scheme he wore in the movie is unavailable at the time of writing which means you’ll have to go elsewhere for your Jacob Palmer-inspired frames. Ray-Ban’s New Wayfarer Classic in Tortoise is a good match.

Drive Sunglasses: Selima Optique Money 2

Source: FilmDistrict

In Drive, Gosling keeps his relationship with Selima Optique going by wearing a pair of Money 2 sunglasses in Tortoise Auburn. At over $400 these shades aren’t cheap. The Warby Parker Hatcher is a similar pair that could be worth checking out if you are on a budget.

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Duncan Elder

Duncan is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Boardwalk. He's a menswear writer who has spent the last 15 years developing his own sense of style, which lies at the cross-section of mid-noughties indie and Uniqlo-inspired minimalism.

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