Steve McQueen wore the 714 in The Thomas Crown Affair and they've been among the most iconic sunglasses ever since. Designed by Persol with comfort and convenience in mind, the popular 714 knew superior craftsmanship.
ORIGINAL BLUE LENS
The return of the blue lens - the favorite of Steve McQueen. As with all Persol products, these blue lenses are made from high quality crystal for the clearest possible vision and are incredibly thin, light and comfortable. The blue-tinted lenses also include an added anti-reflective layer to reduce glare.
A folding closure at the back end of the temple arm - no longer top to bottom, but now from outside to inside.
The Supreme Arrow, Persol's distinctive mark, is the functional element enclosing the hinges. Here, it is mounted both on the temple arm and front of the frame - as in the classic model - as well as on the folding hinge and middle of the temple arm, with a total of four arrows. This design choice clearly accentuates the identity of a model that is already iconic.
ORIGINAL DOUBLE ARROW
The Steve McQueen signature emblazons the inside of the temple arm as well as the elegant leather case.
It's been 50 years, but these frames have kept their cool—just like legendary Hollywood A-lister, Steve McQueen™. Introduced in the 1960s, the 714 was a folding adaptation of the famous 649, and was perhaps the first-ever collapsible pair of glasses.