I've purchased Persols from this seller 3 times, and they're definitely real. I got my first pair of glasses from my dad when I was a kid (Persol folding Rattis!!), and have been collecting shades ever since. Persol was always my favorite brand so I have a lot of them, and the three that I bought from that dude (two 649s and a 714) are for sure real.   They're handmade and 007 approved, but they don't cost anywhere near $300 to manufacture. A lot of people don't know...