Originally Posted by MJ997
I´m looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses.
No such thing, of course. Any more than there's a perfect lunch or a perfect piece of music. It simply depends. On the individual, the circumstance, and so forth. But that having been said...
Have you given any consideration to American Optical? If they were good enough for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (and a whole bunch of other astronauts), they're probably good enough for you. A pair will run you just under $50, which is ridiculously reasonable for what you're getting.
If you should ever lose them, break them, have them stolen by a dark wizard intending to turn them into a horcrux, etc., an identical replacement could easily be obtained. Rather than discontinuing models after a season or two, AO tends to keep offering the same sunglasses for decades.
I prefer the Original Pilots, but with spatula temples, not bayonet. Bayonet may be more "authentic," in some sense (arguable), but other than this their big advantage is that they permit the glasses to be easily put on and taken off when wearing a helmet. Just not a factor for me.
I also like the grey glass lenses. Grey is much more color-neutral than are green or amber (which is why photographic neutral density filters are grey, and not some other color), and I like keeping color shift to a minimum.
I wear non-polarized lenses, since while polarized lenses do have very real advantages in terms of glare reduction, they can also cause certain types of electronic displays to "black out." This is not just a theoretical consideration - one can not infrequently encounter it when looking at the instrument panels in some popular cars, or when looking at some smartphone displays. (Although if one is often on the water, the benefits of polarized lenses probably outweigh the disadvantages.) ('Course, you mention wearing them in an office environment, where one could argue no sunglasses are particularly appropriate, but so be it.)
I like the optical quality and scratch resistance of quality glass lenses. Polycarbonate lenses certainly have their place, and if I were looking specifically for protective eyewear, I'd likely opt for polycarbonate. But for everyday wear, AO's glass lenses' impact resistance is quite adequate, and their optical advantages appeal to me.
The company's website is aoeyewear.com , but I bought my last pair (55mm lenses, matte chrome frame) from Optics Planet's website, as their prices on AO sunglasses are good, their selection is extensive, I've dealt with Optics Planet before, they don't charge extra for shipping, they ship promptly, and they have a decent return policy.
Below: Astronauts Pete Conrad (3rd man to walk on the moon) and Gordon Cooper (one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts), wearing their AO sunglasses. Conrad and Cooper were the flight crew for the Gemini 5 mission.
Below: Buzz Aldrin (2nd man to walk on moon), with his AO Pilots in his left hand, as he places them into a sleeve pocket.