Eyewear Report: Persol 2979s
I’ve long been a fan of Persols and about 18 months ago I finally pulled the trigger on a pair if 714s. Yes, the initial motivation and inspiration was The King of Cool, but to my credit I thought these glasses were holding back no punches in their own right. I love their shape and compactness, available thanks to the folding arms and bridge.
I have and will forever love the 714s, but after a year and a half, I finally realized that these things just don’t work well on my face. Prior to 714s, Club Masters and Wayfarers were the eye-wear of choice, and the hunt for a Persol alternative was underway. Insert the Persol 2979. The 2979s have a classic, Wayfarer-esque shape that not only fits to perfection, but won’t ever become out dated, making them the perfect alternative to my 714s.