Buying for the mid- pubescent teen is no picnic when it comes to getting it right, so why not set his voice to breaking point and hear him croak thanks by treating him to a pair of uber-cool shades, or some hi- tech sports sunnies. Goggles or shades (post ski) for the new year ski trip would be well received under the tree this Christmas, or for his birthday why not check out our guide to the top celebrities and their choice of shades (below). He’s sure to think you’re ‘well alright’.

Kings of Leon

A global phenomenon, U.S band Kings of Leon are the modern day Stones in terms of popularity, and their distinctive, thrown together style has followed suit. Huge fans of Ray-Ban, the guys are rarely seen without the and the , shielding their eyes from the paparazzi and adding to their rock-star cool status.

David Beckham

Launched into the limelight by athletic success, David Beckham is both an icon and a brand. One of the first men to be labelled as ‘metro sexual’, He manages to keep a masculine edge whilst following, and creating new fashion trends. Where he leads, others follow. A huge fan of sporty brand Carrera, as well as style kings Ray-Ban, David Beckham was once the face of Police eyewear and still wears their frames today.

Lewis Hamilton

He’s got the car and now a Pussycat Doll on his arm, so it’s easy to see why Mr Hamilton’s style choices are closely monitored by his fans. Lewis is a huge fan of Serengeti eyewear, due to its premium technology and cool, masculine frames. This brand is the ultimate for any aspiring playboy millionaire.

Professor Green

His raw music and inspired street beats have created a huge following for the UK rapper. An avid fan of Persol, we spotted East London’s most up-and-coming in the at the 2010 Mobo awards. The perfect gift for the teen with pure star potential.

Russel Brand

Essex-born funny man Brand has a way with clothes as well as having a way with the ladies. The dandy style of this recently married comedian- turned-actor is much coveted and the skinny jeans and Dickensian, winkle- pickers combo is a must. A big fan of Ray-Ban too, style-rebel Russell loves an Aviator, as well as Prada, Police and D&G in his eyewear collection. Click here to view and buy his style.

Skateboarder/Snowboard- Shaun White

An extreme sports record holder at just 23, he’s an inspiration to extreme sports fans around the globe. And his choice in eyewear is an inspiration too. Between skateboarding and snowboarding Shaun White holds 16 X Games medals, and a record 10 of them are gold. Whether in a half pipe or on a vert ramp, this five time ESPY award winner is one of the most talented athletes of our times. A member of the Oakley family for over 10 years now, White is an icon, spokesperson and fan of Oakley goggles.

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