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Vintage Persol Sunglasses

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Sunglass Hut recently came across a nice little treasure trove of vintage Persol frames that were found at an antique dealer in France. Better move fast if you want a pair, Sunglass Hut only has one pair of each, and retail for 1250 bucks!

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New Persol Spring Summer 12 Sunglasses

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Time to give the 714 & 649’s a breather and take a look at Persol’s latest frames for the summer. The latest introductions include a folding version of the capri, a classic half rim style, and a handsome new aviator with acetate inserts.

Persol Roadster Edition


While we could go on and on all day about the classic “McQueen” 649, Persol has us newly smitten with a new collection of eyewear inspired by vintage roadsters. Available in two models, the Roadster GT and TF are timeless aviator shapes with details such as Meflecto temples with rounded cylinders that take their inspiration from car air vents and special finishing on the ends of the temples that have a grill-like design, but also serve a functional purpose for improving comfort. The lenses also make for the ideal driving sunglass with polarized and photochromic lenses that not only dial down the glare, but also darkens the lens as the day gets brighter.

Persol 2994 & 2995

While we love the classic 649/714 Persols they don’t exactly fit everybody like Steve McQueen. Thankfully the brand is releasing two new frame shapes that not only complement the 649/714 but also make for a couple of great alternatives if they originals don’t fit your face

Persol McQueen 714s Sunglasses

Esquire point us to a re-issue of the classic 714 frame from Persol. “In 2006, one of Steve McQueen’s personal pairs of Persols was auctioned off for $70,000… But this October, Persol is unveiling a brand-new line of classic McQueen 714s. The Italian master frame-makers took painstaking efforts to reproduce the originals, and even took a few steps to make them better. The frame comes from a single piece of acetate, broken at three points for the hinges. They then go through a finishing process that creates a seamless silhouette and extra comfortable body.” A variety of colours will be up for purchase and they should be available through most retailers.