The opening scenes of the 1968 hit The Thomas Crown Affair pictured Steve McQueen wearing a pair of Persol 714 sunglasses. The glasses were billed as the world’s first-ever foldable glasses. Those glasses are definitely out of reach—they were sold at auction back in 2006 for $70,000—but you can still get the same look thanks to an exclusive and limited online offer from Persol.
The sunglasses come in a bright yellow frame with a light blue lens, evoking the sensation of sunny days that are perfect for a pair of sunglasses. When you’re not wearing the glasses, they fold down into a much smaller size. The lenses fold together at the nose bridge while the arms fold in half, leaving a package small enough to fit easily in your shirt pocket.
The 714s are extremely limited, with only 100 pairss being made, which means you’ll need to get moving if you want to stay ahead of the trend. What trend? Everything McQueen is cool again. Just check out the price of the glasses he wore, or his Jeep or motorcycle or racing suit or Rolex…McQueen memorabilia is hot, and for good reason. If you want to stay up to date with what’s coming next, then the 714s are a good bet.