Style | February 7, 2020 2:44 pm

Persol Teams Up with A.P.C. for Its First Collab in 50 Years

Buy a pair, look cool

Persol Teams Up with A.P.C. for Its First Collab in 50 Years
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For the first time in half a century in half a century, Persol is collaborating with another brand. They’ve just debuted a collaboration with French fashion house A.P.C. featuring three new iterations of Persol’s famed 649 model.

The 649 model’s conception, and subsequent rise to popularity, is rooted in Italian history — they were originally designed for and worn by Italian tram drivers in 1957. It wasn’t long after that they achieved icon status when Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the 1961 film Divorce, Italian Style.

The collaboration keeps the original distinctive design of the 649 model – high brow line, keyhole section and round shape – but in three new colors: mustard yellow (brown gradient lenses), nut brown (with green gradient lenses) and white (with grey gradient lenses).

So if you want to join the likes of such icons as Steve McQueen and Leonardo DiCaprio, buy a pair below. We can’t guarantee you’ll look as cool as them (or an Italian tram driver).