Opinion on Persol 649 color

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  1. Galix

    Galix Senior member

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    Hi guys!
    I decided to get a pair of 649s. But I need some advice on the color. The choice is between Havana and Light Havana, so there's really not a huge difference. But... Any opinions and why?

    Havana:
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  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Hi guys!
    I decided to get a pair of 649s. But I need some advice on the color. The choice is between Havana and Light Havana, so there's really not a huge difference. But... Any opinions and why?


    I have the Havana and like it. The Light Havana looks a little too fashion-forward to my eye.
     
  3. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    Get the Havana.
    I have them with Dark Brown lenses and they're the best sunglasses I've ever owned. Wear them all the time.
     
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    I have the light havana. I like the color more but as far as i know they do not make the light havana polarized but the normal havana is. for that reason alone get the havana
     
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    I've had the 714 (very similar shape, but folds) for a few years and still love it. 649 seemed a bit bigger, at least the pair I tried on. I know you asked about color, but thought I'd throw that out there for consideration.
     
  6. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I've had the 714 (very similar shape, but folds) for a few years and still love it. 649 seemed a bit bigger, at least the pair I tried on. I know you asked about color, but thought I'd throw that out there for consideration.

    They're the exact same shape and size - only difference is that the 714 folds. You may have tried on a different size on the 649.
     
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    Non of them. They look like women's sunglasses.
     
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    I have the 2994s in Havana and really like them, but the lighter ones also look very nice.

    Darker = more versatile & traditional;
    but, both look really good.
     
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    Non of them. They look like women's sunglasses.

    they're classic keyhole aviators in faux-tortoiseshell, what are you talking about?
     
  10. ctp120

    ctp120 Senior member

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    They're the exact same shape and size - only difference is that the 714 folds. You may have tried on a different size on the 649.

    Looks like this has been discussed in another thread a few years back. In addition to the size differential (which may be a few mm width sizing issue, as you're saying), I vaguely remember some minor cosmetic differences when handling both in person.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=86041

    I also really like my 2869's, especially the color, though I'm not sure if they offer this color in 649 or 714.

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    EDIT: I think the comparison below does show some significant differences in the details, especially around the bridge.

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  11. Galix

    Galix Senior member

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    Thanks for the inputs guys!! [​IMG]
     

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