next up: persol 649
i’ve owned one pair of persol sunglasses in my lifetime. i bought them on my honeymoon around this time last summer. we were in st. barts and i had a little extra cash per a wedding gift. they were bit big for my face, but i didn’t really mind. i went with the 714 model. the ones that look exactly like the picture above but fold in the middle. at first, the folding didn’t bother me. i thought it looked cool. i could take them off and put them in my front pocket. after a month, the folding became a hassle. every time i took them off they would self-fold and when i tightened the screw they became difficult to fold. even the folds on the sides of the sunglasses would steal a hair or two if i wasn’t careful taking them off. i sold them on ebay for about what i paid for them (nice to know they don’t lose too much value if you make a mistake). i’ve been meaning to replace them with the 649 model (above) ever since. now is the time. i realize folding sunglasses are making a comeback (see new ray-ban wayfarers), but count me out on this one. they’re not worth the trouble.