What are Mirrorshades

Persol 649, probably the most famous sunglasses made by the turin brand, was first conceived in 1957 for Turin tram drivers who asked for large glasses to protect their eyes against the air and dust, was created in 1957. This innovative and balanced model immediately hit the market and became a worldwide success. In 1961 Persol 649 entered into legend when Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the film “Divorce Italian Style”. Persol 649 sunglasses are still one of the top selling frames in the world.
Introduced in the 1960s as a folding version of the 649 model, Persol 714 sunglasses were the first folding frames ever. Possessing folding sunglasses was so trendy that many holliwood stars began showing with them on. Among them the face that mostly has been connected to Persol 714 is Steve McQueen's face. He was noticed wearing them in "The Thomas Crown Affair" movie. This combination has become so famous that Persol 714 are now known as Persol SteveMcQueen sunglassses. For more information visit website through #persol 714.

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