Vintage Persol 649-3 RATTI Tortoise Brown
Vintage Persol 649-3 RATTI Tortoise Brown
Vintage Persol 649-3 RATTI Tortoise Brown

Vintage Persol 649-3 RATTI Tortoise Brown


Persol is best known for its exceptional quality and Italian craftsmanship. Handmade in Lauriano Italy, the Persol brand focuses the highest quality materials, from crystal lenses to exclusive acetate frames. Persol was established in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti and originally provisioned for pilots and sports drivers, who needed comfort and protection. Persol gained iconic pop culture status in the 1970s and 1980's when celebrities such as Steve McQueen, Robert De Niro, and Jack Nicholson began to wear the brand.

Marcello Mastroianni Persol 649

The Persol Model 649 was created in 1957 for tram drivers in Turin Italy who needed large glasses to protect their eyes against the air, snow, and dust. The novelty of its design made it a very successful pair of glasses, in 1961 they entered into legendary status when Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the film “Divorce Italian Style”.

Steve McQueen also wore this same iconic lens shape via a folding version, the Persol 714 

SPECS

Stock #

VFSGPSMQ649

Brand

Persol Ratti

Style

Vintage Acetate Sunglasses

Size

Med

 

Material

Acetate

Color

Celluloid Brown Tortoiseshell,  Gray Tint Lens, 

 

SPECS

The acetate tortoiseshell frames remain in good vintage condition showing some patina. The Smoke grey lens is free from any scratching and or blemishing.

 

PRODUCT SIZING

Sunglass Sizing

(A)Temple to Temple: 15 cm (Med/LG)

(B) Bridge Width: 2.5 cm

(C) Lens Height: 5 cm

(D) Lens Width: 5.5 cm