Custom "Thomas Crown" Steve McQueen Persols
High end online optical boutique Eyegoodies has come out with limited edition customized Persol sunglasses modeled on the ones Steve McQueen wore in 1968's classic The Thomas Crown Affair. The super stylish shades are made using Persol's 714 folding model, the one favored by McQueen recently re-introduced by the famed Italian eyewear firm and shown in our Essential Summer Style feature. To make the Thomas Crown edition (above), Eyegoodies' Frank Scious removes the lenses and replaces them with top quality French optical lenses manufactured by Essilor, custom tinted to the perfect shade of blue like the ones made specially for McQueen to wear in the movie. Scious also offers the bespoke blue lenses for another classic Persol style worn by the King of Cool, No. 649. The Thomas Crown edition shades cost $389 - not bad considering a similar pair from Mcqueen's personal collection was auctioned off in 2006 for $70,000.