Recently, I had the opportunity to accompany the darling, Jeremy Piven to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance car show with the likes of other car fanatics such as the humorous Jay Leno, handsome Rob Lowe, soulful Smokey Robinson and Thomas Jane of Hung fame. As we perused the selection of vintage cars, I had a love of vintage Mercedes while Jeremy fawned for the muscle car types, but we instanteously agreed on a mutual love for Steve McQueen’s Jaguar. Lo and behold, Persol came out with a special edition pair of streamlined shades that embody the essence of the infamous man. McQueen put Persol on the map when first sported the now-iconic shades in 1968’s movie, The Thomas Crown Affair.
So whether you’re the sports car type or need a paparazzi shielding pair of shades, the new and exclusive Steve McQueen for Persol are right up your alley. Only limited to 10,000 handmade pieces, this updated version of Persol’s 714 model features
McQueen’s favorite blue crystal lenses, an updated folding mechanism and his signature emblazoned on the inside of the temple arm as well as on the fine leather case. These are not your ordinary pair, as these special edition shade goes through ten additional production phases compared to the original model.
Open your eyes with the blue hued gradient lenses of high quality crystal for the clearest possible vision. With all the craftsmanship and quality details from Persol that you love and expect, these shades will make any man happy this holiday season. Made for the man on-the-go, the Steve McQueen special edition Persol sunglasses fold up in a snap so you can travel in style. Available online and in-stores exclusively at Sunglass Hut for $310 to $360. If you want to see more pictures from the trip, please visit and Like on Facebook and it looks like I know exactly what I’m stuffing in someone’s stocking!