PO9649S Sunglasses Havana/Crystal Green
A lighter and more compact version of Persol's iconic 649 sunglasses from 1957.
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• Italy's Persol were one of the world's first producers of sunglasses.
• Handmade in Italy.
• Tortoiseshell frames, hand-moulded from particularly weighty and solid acetate.
• Green-tinted crystal lenses.
• Tempered glass with 100% UV protection.
• Filter category 3 (scale 0-4), dark lenses.
• Persol's iconic arrow emblem on the sidepieces.
• Flexible Meflecto steel reduces pressure on the temples.
• Presented in a robust Persol case with cleaning cloth.
• Size 55.
Like so many other legendary brands, sunglasses producer Persol was conceived as the solution to a problem: In the 1950s, Turin’s trams still featured completely open cabs, leaving their drivers exposed to the elements, and particularly the blinding Mediterranean sun. This was a major problem when navigating the Italian city’s densely populated centre. Persol’s first sunglasses, with the model designation PO 649, were created as a solution to this dilemma but quickly gained much wider recognition, becoming an almost instant classic.
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