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.