Persol 714: The Sunglasses Essential

Persol 714: The Sunglasses Essential

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 consistently styled 714s. 

The 714 were the first-ever folding glasses with hinges at the bridge. They were packable, and released in the 1960s, based on the previous 649 style. 

Now, with a release named after McQueen himself, the range demonstrates the brand’s affinity with the rebellious Steve McQueen, and the result of patient craftsmanship and unique features.

The 714s and other iconic Persol releases are available to shop at Parasol Store.