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Persol 1950s folding sunglasses

Persol

A well-made pair of sunglasses really is the gift that keeps on giving, especially if you go for a classic design like these handmade Persol 0714 folding sunglasses.

A twist on a timeless gem, the Persol 0714 was first introduced in 1957, designed for tram drivers who needed large glasses to keep their eyes protected from dust and sun. But you might know them better as the sunglasses of choice for Steve McQueen.

This version folds at the bridge and arms for portability, but still features the trademark ‘Meflecto’ system, crystal glass lenses, Supreme Arrow detailing and a choice of tortoiseshell or black finish. Sold in an embossed leather case, they’re yours for £189.99.

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