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post #61 of 141
I'll second the opinion that the 54s are clownishly large. McQueen must have had a huge head. The ones I tried were as tall as my nose.
post #62 of 141
Another observation. These new McQueen Persol 714 reissues don't quite look the same from a shape of frame standpoint. The reissue frames look taller and differently shaped don't they?



post #63 of 141
Here's a pic from the Sunglass Hut web site. Some guy trying on the new McQueen Special Edition Persols. This is the Havana frame / Blue lens model.
post #64 of 141
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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post
I'll second the opinion that the 54s are clownishly large. McQueen must have had a huge head. The ones I tried were as tall as my nose.

Mastroianni actually wore the 56s in Divorzio all'Italiana. Persol used to make 58s; big fuckin frames!
post #65 of 141
Those blue lens look terrible.
post #66 of 141
I have them in tortoise, Havana and black in 54 - just a weird shape that fits a face/head or doesn't.
I had the blue lenses swapped out in my black pair to smoke. Much better.
post #67 of 141
I don't know what size McQueen wore (and does anyone actually know for sure?) but they definitely don't look as large on him as those current size 54s.

I don't think Persol even had the same sizing back then anyway.



Too big, IMO. McQueen's look better on him. I think it's a style that should fit fairly closely to the face.
post #68 of 141
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Originally Posted by winston View Post
I don't think Persol even had the same sizing back then anyway.

Rattis aren't listed by lens mm, they use a weird numerical sizing system. 649/2 is 52mm, 649/3 is 54 and so on. I can't recall what /1 is, might be the 49s
post #69 of 141
I briefly owned a pair in 58mm. I had foolishly assumed that that meant they would fit similar to my 58mm Randolph aviators. The glasses were freakishly large, you'd have to be Andre the giant to have a head that size.
post #70 of 141
More photos of the new Havana / Blue McQueen model.
post #71 of 141
xyz.
post #72 of 141
For some reason, I can't link the above photos from the cheesy Sunglass Hut Launch party. Their web site is blocking them being posted here. So click on this link to view the leather case for the new McQueen Persol: http://www.nitrolicious.com/blog/201...-launch-event/
post #73 of 141
McQueen's variant: looks like the frame is slightly different in shape than what Sunglass Hut has "reissued." Notice how the upper corners "droop" more on the 60s variant. Definitely not an exact replica of the 60s model.
post #74 of 141
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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post
Are those pics from the launch party supposed to be of the McQueen glasses with the blue lenses? If so, you can barely see any color at all in the lenses. Not sure why anyone would pay a premium for this model if they are barely differentiated from the regular models.

ahahahahaha
this operation it's quite ridicolous...
the only good think is the vintage look of the sticks(hope they let available as spare parts)

the lens are the same old 56 code that they had in their model list,the lens of the thomas crown affair were custom made....the 56 code lens are with a 90% mirror effect,the original ones were not....
the pair of the start of the movie are havana,and not light havana as they launched in the reissue

and,most of all,it's not true that the blue lens were the favourites of steve,even if in the starting sequences of the tca movie we can clearly see them....in the rest of the movie we can see also a brown pair....
post #75 of 141
There has not been a straight reissue of the 714 model that McQueen wore. First, he had several versions / frame colors. The blue lenses in Thomas Crown were apparently aftermarket lenses (installed by Dennis Roberts) and were never offered by Persol in blue back in the day. Even the reissue frame dimensions are off. The arrow on the frame hinge, while correctly folding, fails to mimic the correct arrow design. The frame dimensions are a bit off.

Here's a pic of one of McQueen's Persols in a light almost orange honey tortoise with what appear to be aftermarket blue lenses he had installed:

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