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Persol Sunglasses YEAH or NAY

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Noah.Dreams, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  2. Noah.Dreams

    Noah.Dreams Well-Known Member

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    Picked up these last year OP Boxley [​IMG]
     
  3. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    I've had my pair (with meflecto system) for over five years. They are my only pair and I wear them a lot. They're fine.
     
  4. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I love my pair and wear them often. I have had a few others and the quality was good for the price I paid.
     
  5. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Just don't sit on them, they won't survive that I've found.

    They will if they have the meflecto system (flexible parts).
     
  6. sfnapolifan

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    there can be some quality control issues, but not a huge problem if you buy them from a luxottica-owned retailer.

    i had a pair a few years ago (of an unfortunately discontinued style) where the lenses began to come away from the frame (not popping out, but on their way to doing so). went back to the retailer (sunglass hut) and got a replacement no questions asked. same thing began happening to the next pair. got another replacement. those were solid, but unforunately were lost. at that point the style had been discontinued.

    would happily buy another pair if i could find one that suited me, though. the quality of the glass lenses is absolutely fantastic compared to other brands--everything looks better/sharper--particularly given how many have resorted to polycarbonate. the glass lenses also tend to be more scratch-resistant than polycarbonate, obviously.
     
  7. DerekS

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    Picked up these last year OP Boxley

    [​IMG]


    noah what model are those?? I REALLY like them a lot!
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think he said Boxley

    I agree, they are great.
     
  9. Staatsoper

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    I have two pair I bought in 1994 and added prescription lenses--still going strong on the second set of lenses. In fact, it's about time for a third set...
     
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    Persol is like the Rolls Royce of sunglasses in my eyes (if there ever was such a ranking system). And its not as played out as Ray Bans, and its understated luxury since many people won't recognize the Persol logo. Quality seems to be very well made. My frames are thin but heavy. Plus I got my pair from the trade forum for mega cheap, can't complain [​IMG]
     
  11. Noah.Dreams

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    The weight is due to the GLASS lenses not the frame. I understand the acetate is reinforced with metal but I can't stand the weight of glass.
    Persol is like the Rolls Royce of sunglasses in my eyes (if there ever was such a ranking system). And its not as played out as Ray Bans, and its understated luxury since many people won't recognize the Persol logo.

    Quality seems to be very well made. My frames are thin but heavy.

    Plus I got my pair from the trade forum for mega cheap, can't complain [​IMG]
     
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    I bought mine (the 649s) for their style, but really like the quality of the polarized lenses (I agree with the poster above that these are very heavy, though I like the feeling of solidity that gives).
     
  13. Britalian

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    Bought a pair 4 summers ago, (this coming) and in Oct 2010 the arm broke off.
    I had to have a screw tightened or replaced 2 or 3 times.
    I like them, and will prob buy some this spring (idiot, I know).
    I believe the quality went south after Luxotica took over. So those in the know say.
     
  14. drechie

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    anyone looking to upgrade their 649/714s? i'll buy them off you - PM me. ha
     
  15. needshoehelp

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    Is it safe to buy Persol off eBay? Like from sellers who want $130-150 apiece?
     
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    lasbar Senior member

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    I bought a pair 20 years ago and they were great...

    Yeah........
     
  17. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I recently picked up a pair of 54 649s... overall very impressed, especially with the lens quality. They are a tad on the heavy side, but I used to wear a pair of vintage Zeiss all metal and glass, so I'm used to heavy glasses (really light specs just feel 'cheap' somehow).

    They are not my grail glasses, but I really do love the design of these. Maybe I'll upgrade again in a few years but I doubt I'll sell the Persols.
     
  18. Mr Herbert

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    any of their pairs suit a big head?
     
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    any of their pairs suit a big head?

    i have 2850s in size 59-16 - fit me perfectly
     
  20. Prince of Paisley

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    I've heard the sz54 649/714s are for big heads only. Most ppl here seem to recommend buying the 52s if you are 'normal'... I must have a big head I suppose because if anything, the 54s could be a little bigger for my nose/face.
     

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