Originally Posted by dmass1
Yea i saw those on ebay. I was considering picking those up but ideally i was looking for tortoise frames and i dont know if im feeling the green lenses either. For 185 i think im gonna pass.
Does Persol not make these anymore? I see other models like the 649 and 714 everywhere, but these are hard to fimd, especially at a discount. Too bad the 649/714s don't fit my face.
I was in the same boat... looking to replace my old Persols which got stolen... I had only one pic of me wearing them& didn't know the model number. After much research I found out that that (and many others) model had been discontinued. Apparently Persol does this often...while other models continue. Furthermore, they also release models and styles differently around the world according to local markets, tastes, face/nose shapes etc. Ultimately, I found a local retailer, tried on a bunch and found two I liked... #2747 black/polarized, and #2978 tortoise/polarized. I bought from "Frames Direct" which has been having buy one get one 50% off sale. All told, compared to my local retailer's price, the online sale price was effectively buy one get one free...not bad for Persols IMO. I love them as well as my O.Peoples & Ray Bans.
btw... I would recommend finding somewhere to really try on a bunch first... even the same models come in different measurements for lens, bridge& temple length so maybe you can still find a cool one (or two!) that fits!! good luck