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The Pick: Steve McQueen’s folding Persol Sunglasses


Channel the King of Cool with his iconic eyewear

When The Thomas Crown Affair came out in 1968, reviews were mixed. Despite Steve McQueen starring, an exciting heist storyline and an Oscar-winning soundtrack, critics couldn’t make up their mind about whether it was a good film or not. Eyewear aficionados, however, were thoroughly convinced.

The Pick: Steve McQueen’s folding Persol Sunglasses

In the film, McQueen wears a pair of Persol D-Frames and now, if you have designs on becoming a jet-setting multi-millionaire thief yourself, the eyewear brand have helpfully reissued the sunglasses and are selling them on Mr Porter. Crafted from a light tortoiseshell acetate, and fitted with blue polarised lenses – the preferred choice of McQueen himself – the folding design is easy to store and will ensure that you won’t scratch or damage the lenses even in the tightest of scrapes (bank heists, say…)

The Pick: Steve McQueen’s folding Persol Sunglasses

So, if you fancy yourself as a suave action hero, or just have a personality, rebellious spirit, inborn charisma, or passion for speed like Mr McQueen, then why not follow in his fashion footsteps by accessorising accordingly. In 3 colours, we prefer the Light Havana, which may not be the closest colour to the star’s original pair, but brings out those blue lenses even better.

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