A pair of vintage Persol Italian designer sunglasses with a patented folding frame design. These glasses were originally owned by Hollywood superstar, Steve McQueen, who subsequently gave them as a gift to his close friend and martial arts instructor, Bruce Lee.
Refined and timeless, these low-profile vintage sunglasses were handcrafted by Persol in Lauriano, Italy - a brand that almost became synominous with Steve McQueen’s effortless style in the 1960s and Bruce Lee’s famous signature look in the 1970s.
Bruce had admired the glasses during one of his many training and sparring sessions with McQueen. Bruce didn’t have a great deal of money at the time, and McQueen kindly gave them to his friend as a present at the end of the session.
This timeless and iconic pair of vintage sunglasses remains in very good used condition and is a lasting testament to the friendship of two of the most celebrated icons of the 20th Century - Steve McQueen, ‘The King of Cool’ and Bruce Lee, ‘The King of Kung Fu’.