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About the BrandPersol was founded in Italy by an optician in 1917. The brand has an impressive history of crafting sunglasses for highly demanding activities. In fact, the name ‘Persol’ was developed from the Italian ‘Per il sole’ which means ‘for the sun’.
Persol’s HistoryGiuseppe Ratti, owner of Berry Opticians in Turin, was the founder of Persol in 1917. An expert in his field, he decided to experiment with the construction of eyeglasses to see if they could be better designed for demanding activities. His first models were specialised for professions including flying and car racing. The ‘Protector’ was the first design released by Ratti: smoked lenses secured to the head with elastic bands. The innovative protective glasses were a huge success and were ordered by a range of clientele. Armed forces, pilots, motorcyclists and racing drivers were amongst Persol’s first fans. Ratti continued to design his eyewear and ‘Model 649’ was the next design to win fame. These glasses were not made for sports use but with Turin tram drivers in mind. Ratti made them with large lenses which protected the workers’ eyes from dust. The glasses were so unusual that they drew attention. Tram drivers wore Model 649 but other people started to wear them as well. It wasn’t long before they were seen on the big screen, worn by film star Marcello Mastroianni
Recent NewsSince the early years, Persol has been respected for advanced eyewear. Their cutting edge sunglasses have established the brand as a leader in the field.Dedicated to the pursuit of better and better technology in glasses and sunglasses, Persol have tested their products at extreme altitudes and in challenging weather conditions. This has resulted in the brand being recognised for consistently offering some the finest glasses and sunglasses on the market. For some, impressive performance is enough but Persol are equally dedicated to style. It is the combination of great looks and great technology that makes sunglasses from this brand so desirable.
Persol Sunglasses at Eyewear FashionsWe stock a fantastic range of Persol designer sunglasses at Eyewear Fashions. When you browse our collection, we’re confident you’ll find the pair that’s perfect for you. It’s no wonder that these glasses are respected around the world for their comfort, protection and great looks. Each pair of Persol glasses is made using the finest materials and high specifications you’d expect from this trailblazing brand. When you buy your designer sunglasses from Eyewear Fashions, you are assured 100% genuine products. We only used trusted suppliers and back every pair we sell with our brand authenticity guarantee. You’ll receive your sunglasses in the same perfect condition, with all the same extras as you’d expect when buying on the high street.
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