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Persol 714 vs 649

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by agavilanes, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. winston

    winston Well-Known Member

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    The size 52 is definitely the standard, and the first you should try. It measures 140mm right across the front of the frame. I believe the 714 is actually a bit wider in the same size.
     
  2. poena

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    The size 52 is definitely the standard, and the first you should try. It measures 140mm right across the front of the frame. I believe the 714 is actually a bit wider in the same size.

    i've actually been looking for a pair of these. no store carries them for me to try on.
    i know that 50mm rayban wayfarers look too small for me and i need 54 in that size. are the 649 the same fit as the rayban? mean i should get a 54 or will the 52 suffice.

    every store i've found has a restocking fee too. where are you guys purchasing?
     
  3. winston

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    i've actually been looking for a pair of these. no store carries them for me to try on.
    i know that 50mm rayban wayfarers look too small for me and i need 54 in that size. are the 649 the same fit as the rayban? mean i should get a 54 or will the 52 suffice.

    every store i've found has a restocking fee too. where are you guys purchasing?


    I have no experience with the Raybans myself.

    Ebay for Persol 649s. There's a constant supply of new and used pairs on there.
     
  4. unjung

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    I have no experience with the Raybans myself.

    Ebay for Persol 649s. There's a constant supply of new and used pairs on there.


    I am always concerned about fakes. Any opinions on that?

    I have 54mm Wayfarers. They are on the large side. My head is pretty big.
     
  5. nurktwin

    nurktwin Well-Known Member

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    The 714s aren't built exactly like the original 1960s era Steve McQueen spec. The problem with the Luxottica 714 reissue is the they fold differently and in a way that causes damage. The metal hinges dig into the back side of the bridge when collapsed (i.e. folded) on the reissue.

    Stick with the 649 reissues. Less parts, no design flaw. Get the 52 size. All other sizes are too big.
     
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    Sorry for resurrecting this thread, but here's a familiar question. I've been eyeing Persol 649 (didn't like it at first, but it grows on me), but no eyewear shop where I live carries them anymore, so no chance for an actual try-on [​IMG]. I have a big skull, like, BIG even for caucasian standards (I'm SEAn, 5'9"). Just for reference, AO Original Pilot 55/20 seems small for me, as well as Persol 2720-S 57/16. AOOP 57/20 fits well and so does Persol 2857-V 54/16 and Persol 2244-S 63/17. Since many of you said Persol 649s are big/fit large, should I go for size 54 (easily found on 'bay), or 56 (almost non existed though listed on Persol homepage)? Thanks and great Friday to y'all.
     
  7. nurktwin

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    Sorry for resurrecting this thread, but here's a familiar question. I've been eyeing Persol 649 (didn't like it at first, but it grows on me), but no eyewear shop where I live carries them anymore, so no chance for an actual try-on [​IMG]. I have a big skull, like, BIG even for caucasian standards (I'm SEAn, 5'9"). Just for reference, AO Original Pilot 55/20 seems small for me, as well as Persol 2720-S 57/16. AOOP 57/20 fits well and so does Persol 2857-V 54/16 and Persol 2244-S 63/17.

    Since many of you said Persol 649s are big/fit large, should I go for size 54 (easily found on 'bay), or 56 (almost non existed though listed on Persol homepage)?

    Thanks and great Friday to y'all.


    I'd recommend the 52 for most folks. If you are have a large skull, maybe go for the 54, as it's quite large anyway. FYI. here's the best price I've found online $195: http://www.discountshadesdirect.com/...tal-brown.html
     
  8. orlagu

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    I'd recommend the 52 for most folks. If you are have a large skull, maybe go for the 54, as it's quite large anyway. FYI. here's the best price I've found online $195: http://www.discountshadesdirect.com/...tal-brown.html
    Thanks. Got the 54 last week, it fits me nicely.
     
  9. nurktwin

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    Bump. Anyone know if the new McQueen limited model comes in 52? I emailed SunGlass Hut a few days ago but no response from them.
     
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    Bump. Anyone know if the new McQueen limited model comes in 52? I emailed SunGlass Hut a few days ago but no response from them.

    why would you ask sunglass hut? ask persol
     
  13. nurktwin

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    why would you ask sunglass hut? ask persol
    I guess you don't know that Luxottica owns BOTH Persol AND Sunglass Hut. It's a vertically integrated, hegemonic operation (i.e. manufacturing, distribution and retail). Hence the "exclusive" retailership of the McQueen "special edition" at Luxottica's own Sunglass Hut stores, thus ensuring price point fixing and lack of retail competition to ensure higher margins on this piece. So, I asked both entities (which are really the same entity, as it's all owned by Luxottica) if the McQueen special edition is or will be offered in anything other than size 54. No feedback from Persol. (Nice customer service.) Feedback from Sunglass Hut: "These only come in a size 54." Too bad these McQueen Special Editions only come in the CLOWN SIZE 54. 52 is a more appropriate size for most faces, IMO.
     
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    What's the benefit of folding glasses into quarters? I almost always have a jacket to put them in the top pocket, and if not tuck them into the top of a shirt.
     
  15. nurktwin

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    What's the most versatile frame / lens color combination on the 649s?

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  16. nurktwin

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    Found some photos online from the Persol / Sunglass Hut Steve McQueen release party modeling the size 54 714 of the McQueen special edition. Thoughts on size of the glasses? A mistake for them to not offer this in size 52 as well? Or does size 54 look ok? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I have to wear 54. 52 is too small and looks dumb on my face, and the arms actually angle out. And I'm not really that big of a guy.
     
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    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.
     
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    Found some photos online from the Persol / Sunglass Hut Steve McQueen release party modeling the size 54 714 of the McQueen special edition. Thoughts on size of the glasses? A mistake for them to not offer this in size 52 as well? Or does size 54 look ok?


    Personally I think this style looks better fitting a bit smaller on the face. They never looked so large on McQueen.

    It's a pity the size 52 never comes with longer temples.
     
  20. nurktwin

    nurktwin Well-Known Member

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    Personally I think this style looks better fitting a bit smaller on the face. They never looked so large on McQueen.

    It's a pity the size 52 never comes with longer temples.


    McQueen may have actually worn something in 54ish range. Hard to tell from these photos but I think these look larger than a modern day 52. Perhaps a 54 after all. Thoughts?

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