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.
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/
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.
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.
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....
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: