Attractive Men Made More Attractive With Sunglasses: A History

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Why, why is it that male celebrities can instantly make themselves look more attractive by covering up their eyes? We parsed through Hollywood royalty (like Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal), as well as athletes (including Dwayne Wade) and even the occasional fictional character (such as Tim Riggins) for evidence. Click through to see them all.

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Fun fact: Women are genetically wired to like what society has deemed "bad boys"—or so says every Law of Attraction-type study out there. What exactly makes a bad boy a "bad boy", however, is still a bit of a mystery, though leather jackets are most definitely involved.

Even if you're not one to go weak in the knees for a Harley motorcycle, you can't deny the Y-chromosomal magic that exudes from a man in a pair of sunglasses. Again, the jury's out for specifics—to each her own, etc.—which is why we're just going to let these 15 stunning individuals do the talking.

We've put together a list of the 15 male celebrities who look just as dreamy—if not more so—in a pair of classic shades as they do in their own right. For your viewing pleasure, click through the slideshow above for a round-up of universally adored gents, ranging from James Franco to Justin Timberlake and Tom Ford to Kit Harington.

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