Back in 2010, Persol released an extremely limited-edition run of sunglasses identical to the Persol 714 models with custom blue lenses worn by Steve McQueen in 1968′s The Thomas Crown Affair, which he then adopted as something of a personal trademark.
They sold out a while ago, but the iconic Italian eyewear brand has just come out with a new version, the 714SM, with a few fine-tuned details.
The new shades feature inward-folding hinges showcasing the signature Persol double arrow, as on the original pair McQueen wore.
They’re offered in a number of exclusive lens options including the King of Cool’s blue, employing the latest polarization and photochromic technology.
And they come in a cool leather pouch perfect for slipping into a trench coat pocket.
Our man Frank Scious at haute online eyewear boutique Eyegoodies has them of course in various frame and lens combos, ranging from $359 to $459.
The “Crown-ing” touch to your look, if you will…
- Posted December 06, 2013
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