These New-Old-Stock Persols Are Why We Love Hodinkee’s New Store
Our dear pals at Hodinkee have just taken their retail experience up a notch. Where you once were only able to snag watch straps and a handful of accessories, you’ll now find some of the most exquisite examples of vintage time pieces and timeless automotive ephemera—much like these particular frames.
We’re big fans of classic sunglasses at Petrolicious, and while the current variety of shades on the market is astounding, sometimes it’s nice to find an item that’s a bit more special—like new-old-stock Persol 649s. What makes them different from Persols you’ll find in your local eyeglass store? “These are new-old-stock from the 1980s, meaning that the frames were produced by hand in Italy before Persol was acquired and moved toward mass production,” Hodinkee says.
“These still have the original case and tags, and just wear so well,” they add.
Head on over to Hodinkee’s new shop to take a peek.