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This highly esteemed designer eyewear company was established in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti, an optical storeowner in Italy. “Persol” derives from the Italian phrase “per il sole,” which translates to “for the sun.”
The Persol eyewear brand was initially created to provide optimal vision to people like pilots and athletes who were in need of sunglasses that were both comfortable and protective. It was not until 1957 that the Persol name became well-known in mainstream fashion, when Italian film star Marcello Mastroianni donned a pair of elegant Persol sunglasses in the film “Divorce Italian Style.”
These days, Persol is still prevalent in Hollywood films, and two pairs of its high-end sunglasses can be seen on Daniel Craig in his role as James Bond in “Casino Royale.”
Persol´s staying power comes from its dedication to providing customers with elegant, high-quality products that are classic and stylish. The sunglasses are fitted with crystal lenses for great protection from the sun´s harmful rays, and have been tested for high performance in all types of conditions. Many of the frames can also be fitted with polarized lenses for extra protection from ultraviolet light.
Each frame also features the “Meflecto,” a patented hinge piece that is designed to eliminate pressure on one’s head, which eyeglass wearers surely have experienced before with heavier frames. It is a flexible spring hinge that, at the time of its debut, was an exciting development for luxury eyewear. Also, on the temple you’ll notice the arrow motif, which curves over the hinges and makes a pair of Persol glasses immediately recognizable.
While Persol is well known for its sunwear collection, it also produces a line of beautiful designer eyeglasses. “Smart” and “sophisticated” are the two words that he company uses to describe its timeless optical collection, which feature everything from plastic frames to rimless and metal designs.
Some of today´s hottest celebrities are big fans of Persol eyewear. Those who have been spotted with a pair of the Italian designer´s glasses include Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Chris Pine.
Buy Persol eyeglasses and sunglasses online or in Boston
You can buy Persol eyeglasses and sunglasses in our online shop. If you would like to check out Persol eyeglasses and sunglasses in Boston, please visit our storefront at 11 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02445 (in Brookline Village) and we will be delighted to show you the new collection and all the new styles.
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