Persol 714 sunglasses are associated with Steve McQueen, Anthony Bourdain and other classically cool gentlemen.
Back in 1968’s The Thomas Crown Affair, McQueen wore a pair of Persol 714 folding sunglasses with light Havana frames and crystal blue lenses. Throughout the rest of his life – and filming career – the King of Cool consistenly donned 714s.
The 714 – now, with a release named after McQueen himself – were the first-ever holding glasses with hinges at the bridge. They were packable, and released in the 1960s, based on the previous 649 style.
The Steve McQueen range demonstrates the brand’s affinity with the rebellious Steve McQueen, and the result of patient craftsmanship and unique features.