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Persol 714 sunglasses - Steve Mcqueen with blue lenses

post #1 of 23
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I just got in a newsletter for these shades that Steve Mcqueen use to wear, thnking about ordering a pair with the blue lenses. Just thought I would get some other opinions on them-- any way here is a link to the newsletter: http://www.eyegoodies.com/page_002.html Here is the link to the procuct: http://www.eyegoodies.com/Persol-714...-pr-16551.html Was thinking about the darker tortoise to go for fall/ winter-- some opinions appreciated
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Originally Posted by myStyle View Post
I just got in a newsletter for these shades that Steve Mcqueen use to wear, thnking about ordering a pair with the blue lenses.

Just thought I would get some other opinions on them-- any way here is a link to the newsletter:







http://www.eyegoodies.com/page_002.html

Here is the link to the procuct:

http://www.eyegoodies.com/Persol-714...-pr-16551.html

Was thinking about the darker tortoise to go for fall/ winter-- some opinions appreciated

Are those the ones that gave him eye cancer?
post #3 of 23
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I know I am brand new to this forum. However I do not spam and will NEVER spam.


I just thought I would get some opinions on these shades. No need to flame a new member.
post #4 of 23
If you've never tried on the newer makes of the 714 or 649 sunglasses, they wear kind of big. You should find a place to try on at least one of the models. I think Sunglass Hut carries the 649s. The smaller of the two sizes offered were way too big looking for my face. I went with vintage ones from on online dealer located in Germany.
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I know I am brand new to this forum. However I do not spam and will NEVER spam.


I just thought I would get some opinions on these shades. No need to flame a new member.

Ok then, my bad and welcome.
I've never been a big fan of that particular style, but persol makes good glasses.
post #6 of 23
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If you've never tried on the newer makes of the 714 or 649 sunglasses, they wear kind of big. You should find a place to try on at least one of the models. I think Sunglass Hut carries the 649s. The smaller of the two sizes offered were way too big looking for my face. I went with vintage ones from on online dealer located in Germany.
Yeah I own a pair of Persol 649 which I really like but they do run a little big for me. The smallest size they make in that one is 54 I believe. But with this one I see that it comes in 52 which should be perfect for me. I think I will go with these as there is something about these that I really like, kind of old school and the fact that they fold( and are real unique). Also I guess I am just a big Mcqueen fan. lol
post #7 of 23
I like the frame but I also like darker lenses.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by myStyle View Post
Yeah I own a pair of Persol 649 which I really like but they do run a little big for me. The smallest size they make in that one is 54 I believe. But with this one I see that it comes in 52 which should be perfect for me.

I think I will go with these as there is something about these that I really like, kind of old school and the fact that they fold( and are real unique). Also I guess I am just a big Mcqueen fan. lol

Agree, they are very cool. If they fit, I would definitely get 'em. Enjoy
post #9 of 23
I had the 714's and found them to be awkward to both handle and wear because of the hinges. However, I do like the aesthetics so I went with the 649's.
post #10 of 23
$350 !!

I'm much happier with my non-blue 649 and the extra $250 in my pocket
post #11 of 23
$350 is a bit of a bargain compared to the old ones which sell for a lot on places like eBay.
post #12 of 23
I have both the new 714's and 649's. The 649's are way too big for my face, but the 714's (despite being the same size lens) are a bit thinner and wear "smaller" . . . I guess. Nice glasses; aso marketed as the Ralph Lauren Purple Label foldables. Quality on the 714's is much better than the 649's oddly enough. . . world apart actually.
post #13 of 23
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Here is a link to McQueens 714 shades that he auctioned.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6141186.stm


Now i trying to decide to play it safe ( for Fall...) and get the darker tortoise, or go with the lightertortoise with lighter blue lenses? (Perhaps would stand out more) + it was the one that McQeen had in his personal collection- that was auctioned. What do you think.
post #14 of 23
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Ok ordered the darker totoise with darker blue lenses( in the smallest size-- as recommended) -- hope they work out wiill keep you posted.
post #15 of 23
Is anyone familiar with any retailer or dept. store that carries the 714's? Always tough to buy glasses online...
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