March 25, 2010

Original Gangstas

These aren't you fresh-off-the-shelf Persol 714s, these Ratti 806 shades are the og clappers. The hidden hinge on the nose is an elegant and subtle touch -- function following form? If you can find them for sale, you're going to probably pay as much as it would cost to start your own eyewear company, but sometimes understated exclusivity is worth a pretty penny. McQueen didn't even wear these, he probably couldn't find them on eBay.

Photos courtesy of Sol Less.