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Persol 714 vs 649

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

  1. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, doesn't look like they have any promos that would apply here unless you are getting them made prescription ($25 off with a coupon).
     
  2. agavilanes

    agavilanes Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, doesn't look like they have any promos that would apply here unless you are getting them made prescription ($25 off with a coupon).
    I was thinking in puting the prescription myself, but if I can do it in fd.com, that would be great. Where do I find the code? Also. I tried to order prescription but I cant get the link for that (In wayfarers was pretty easy, it appear in the search results)
     
  3. j

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    Holiday Coupon - $25 Off Any Pair Of Prescription Eyeglasses Using Coupon Code 25PEYE
    11-Nov-2008 - 25-Dec-2008

    Thanks for thinking to use the forum link!

    I'm not really sure on the procedure to do the prescription on the site but you could try their support, they've been good in my experience.
     
  4. minhi

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    to those looking for persol i've seen them at loehmann's all summer and they're on sale (at least at the few i've stopped at recently) for less then $50, so check if you want one and have a loehmann's nearby.
     
  5. agavilanes

    agavilanes Well-Known Member

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    to those looking for persol i've seen them at loehmann's all summer and they're on sale (at least at the few i've stopped at recently) for less then $50, so check if you want one and have a loehmann's nearby.
    Thks for the advice, but I don't live in US.

    Could you proxy?
     
  6. discostar

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    Who needs any Persols when you can have these? (For only $150 after cashback! PM me!)

    [​IMG]




    whats the name of these?

    wheres the best place to buy persol 649/714/2869 or those above in europe or online ? whats the lowest price for each of them?


    cheers!
     
  7. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    Yes, what model are these RL sunglasses so I can try to locate them? They arent on the website.
     
  8. chl

    chl Well-Known Member

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    649 hands down, The original , classic and I receive multiple compliments every time they are worn.
     
  9. JSC437

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    are all 649's the same size? or do they come in multiple sizes?

    if multiple sizes, how do u determine what size is best for you? is there a measurement to be made?

    put a tape measure to my face or something?

    thanks
     
  10. Steven Aver

    Steven Aver Well-Known Member

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    714 and 649 are the same other than the folding feature. Both come in various sizes.........

    The 649 were made famous by Marcello Mastroani, the 714 were the signature shaes of Steve Mcqueen. Both are very cool sunglasses.
     
  11. Albern

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    I have the 714s and they are great glasses. The folding feature at the bridge and temple are neat but can be a bit annoying when handling / carrying them around indoors.

    649s are almost identical with the exclusion of the extra moving parts and taller temple arms. Also I believe the 649s come in a smaller lens size too; 48 or 49mm if I remember correctly (so 3 sizes available vs 2 sizes in the 714s).
     
  12. FlaneurNYC

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    BTW, Persol makes the Italian made Purple Label sunglasses. In fact, just about the slickest shades around if you like the style are the Purple Label folders in black with a green lens; absent the Persol chrome, they are quite subtle.

    Almost all sunglasses that come out of Italy are now manufactured by Luxottica. If you can find vintage Persols made before 1995 the quality is superior.
     
  13. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to resurrect this thread,
    but can anyone comment on the sizing of the 649?
    Im not in the position to try one on, and am not sure whether the 52 or 54 is more 'standard'.
     
  14. potemkin_city_limits

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    I prefer the 714 to the 649 model because I dont like the way the bridge looks on the 649. I like the metal accents the folding features add to the 714 as well.

    When I first bought my 714's I was worried the folding parts would wear out but Ive had them for a while now with no problems. They loosened up a bit but I just tightened the screws and they are fine now.
     
  15. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Well-Known Member

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    ^^Thanks, any comment on the size?
     
  16. potemkin_city_limits

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    ^^Thanks, any comment on the size?

    I have a fairly large head and I got the 52's and they are fine. I never did try on the 54's but I feel like they would be too large.
     
  17. Ich_Dien

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    Have this same conundrum myself right now, too.
     
  18. UpperWestie

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    52 is standard issue size. 54 is for elephantitis.
     
  19. Aaron01

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    Sorry to resurrect this thread,
    but can anyone comment on the sizing of the 649?
    Im not in the position to try one on, and am not sure whether the 52 or 54 is more 'standard'.


    If you can't try them on, go for the 52. The 649/714s are a big sunglass to begin with and they're even bigger in the 54, they won't look right on most people.

    If the 52s are too big, you can try and get a pair of the 48s, which are usually for women [​IMG] If they're too small, well, you can get them in 54, 56 and 58
     
  20. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys. will try and get my paws on a pair of 52s.
    leaving for vacay in 2 days, so its going to be a feat to actually acquire them before then.
     

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