In 2010, eyewear maker Persol released a special pair of 714, the 714 SM (Steve McQueen) in McQueen’s favorite and most famous colors (many are exclusive to the 714 SM’s). The special edition sunglasses boast many distinctions over the original Persol 714 model.It fold inward to fit in a small, half-size eyewear case. This not only creates a more compact design, but also allows the original double arrows to be displayed along the middle of the exterior of the arms.
The special Persol Steve McQueen edition shades come in three color options (blue lenses with tortoise, black on black and black lenses with tortoise framesand come with their own special edition packaging, documents, and custom leather case (which includes McQueen’s signature on the exterior of the shell). Prices range from $359 to $459.
This truly a timeless work of art debuted in 1961 in Divorce Italian Style worn by Marcello Mastroianni. Jack Nicholson, Richard Gere, Paul Newman, Pierce Brosnan, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, George Clooney and Daniel Craig are also some of the celebrities who love it.