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Persol updates the classic 649 with a new look for 2016

The Italian favorite goes modern.
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There really is no mistaking that teardrop silhouette for anything else. The timeless 649 is getting reimagined this year (don't worry the original will still exist), taking that familiar silhouette and rethinking that shape with an all-new look. 

The thick acetate frame slims down for a more streamlined look and the bottoms have been removed and replaced with metal rims that flow into the Victor Flex bridge, which has also been updated in metal. The frames will be available in a 53 and a larger 56 width lens size and will come in a variety of colorways with polarized or crystal lens options.

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