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Posts Tagged ‘Classic’

Oct 11

Persol Sunglasses

For almost a century the Persol brand has been renowned for its artistry. Persol intertwines top notch craftsmanship and quality with timeless aesthetics producing true works of art, as recently celebrated in the Persol Design Exhibition at the Whitney museum.
I have been a long time collector of Persols from the early, mid, and late Ratti pieces to the current models. After receiving an invitation and attending the opening of Persol’s exhibition, I was inspired to write about, not only my two favorite Persol sunglasses, but perhaps my two all time favorite sunglasses: Persol 649S and Persol 714.

Persol Whitney Exhibition


Persol 649S

The persol 649S, created in 1950’s to protect tram drivers from the elements, became instant legend when Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the 1961 Pietro Germi film “Divorce Italian style”.

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May 13

Ray Ban Classics Colorized

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Ray Ban released their most classic sunglass models in some fresh colors for the spring/summer 2009 season. We maybe in a global recession but it doesn’t mean your sunglasses can’t pop.

The new “colorized” campaign for the original Wayfarer (RB2140) has been a huge success! Ray Ban not only continues to add more colors to the Wayfarer, but also adds a variety of colors to some of their other classic models.

New for the spring summer season, the

– Ray Ban Wayfarer RB 2140 has been given seven new colors.

– Ray Ban Clubmaster RB 3016 seven new colors and the

– Ray Ban Aviator RB 3025 five new colors

Look for a future post about the release of Ray Bans icon plastic aviator RB 4125.

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Ray Ban Original Wayfarer RB 2140 is now available in a whopping 21 colors.

New for the summer are black frames with neon colored insides and gradient lenses. Offered in black/neon blue, black/neon yellow, black/ neon orange, black/lime green.

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