• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 8: Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 8th auction is for a Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Persol 714 vs 649

agavilanes

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 14, 2008
Messages
1,099
Reaction score
0
Quick question to make a buying decision: Persol 714 are the same as 649 but with the "folding" feature or is there any major differences? I never see them in person, but from the images I've seen, they look pretty similar to me
 

TCN

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2004
Messages
1,505
Reaction score
2
I have both. The 714's are slightly smaller than the smallest of the 649 sizes (at least they WERE smaller). Also, the frames are generally thinner. Same basic shape, design, look, etc.

I think the current 649's have been upgraded, but my 649's from about four years ago are not quite at the same level of quality as my 714's.
 

KBW

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2007
Messages
995
Reaction score
0
TCN what are the largest Persols? I don't ask because I'm a guido I ask because I have a wide head and most sunglasses don't work other than the huge horrible looking gucci/versace/etc glasses.
 

TCN

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2004
Messages
1,505
Reaction score
2
On the 649's? I forget, but as of 3 years ago, they offered three sizes (I want to say 52/54/56), and I can tell you that I have a large head (both physically and mentally), and the smallest size was large on me. The 714's only come in one size to my knowledge.
 

gdl203

Affiliate Vendor
Affiliate Vendor
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Jun 9, 2005
Messages
39,941
Reaction score
28,533
I prefer the cleaner look of the 649, without all the additional hardware.
 

airportlobby

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
1,629
Reaction score
17
I like those, angelic. I've worn 649s for quite a while, but might have to give those a shot next.
 

j

(stands for Jerk)
Admin
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Feb 17, 2002
Messages
14,914
Reaction score
98
I like the 2869 but they are just a little too Malcolm X looking for me. The 649 does the Italian Wayfarer style perfectly IMO. Might have to find myself a set.
 

rjmaiorano

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 1, 2007
Messages
2,209
Reaction score
0
+1 on the 2869. They fit my face much better.

The 714 (coolest glasses made) and 649 have a slightly nicer design but just don't work well on me.
 

hadamulletonce

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2008
Messages
590
Reaction score
1
I prefer the 714 folding Persol out of the two models. Tortoise with brown lenses.
 

agavilanes

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 14, 2008
Messages
1,099
Reaction score
0
I'm more confused that when I started (with the 2869 added to the mix), but thks for the great advice. It's seems that the 714 get more love.

Which would be the "standard" size (I think I have a "standard" head)? 52? 54?

Anyone could share fit pics of any of the models?
 
Joined
Jan 14, 2005
Messages
11,179
Reaction score
114
I know this is an offense punishable by clitorecdomy around here, but with very few exceptions, I dont really like Persol's styles.
 

dkzzzz

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
5,360
Reaction score
4
Both are absolutely hedious.
 

_AMD

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2008
Messages
496
Reaction score
87
Originally Posted by agavilanes
What do you wear?

From what I have have gathered from reading his posts, his ass for a hat.


Aaron
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 30 3.7%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 143 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 267 32.6%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 130 15.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 70 8.5%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 52 6.3%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,060
Messages
9,228,403
Members
193,704
Latest member
saracastro
Top