Persol sunglasses are daring designer shades at their most scientifically crafted. From humble beginnings as the designer of protective goggles for fighter pilots and sports racers, the Persol brand has always taken the technological side of eyewear seriously and to great effect. Persol shades are not only beautiful and consciously crafted, they are the highest grade quality in the design world. Optimum viewing clarity is not often a selling point in the designer eyewear world, where style and superficialities take full precedent, but Persol does not skimp on their specs; quality eye protection is Persol's legacy.
Persol have been working on their eyewear for over 100 years, perfecting a system of gradient lenses so as to provide the greatest protection from the sun. Their distinctive use of layers of graduating amber glass were instantly recognisable in the goggles of pilots and explorers in the 1900's. Today the amber glass layering method has been utilised in their designer eyewear to make their shades particularly high quality in the world of name-brands. Persol will always be associated with quiet luxury, high quality and distinctively good Italian workmanship. For the name itself 'per il sol' means 'for the sun'.
Not only does Persol take the quality of their lenses seriously, but also the quality of their frames. With adjustable bridges for the nose allowing for personal fitting, these glasses conform to the shape of anyone's face perfectly and comfortable with their soft-touch arms and cleverly and smoothly designed emblematic arrow hinge on each arm providing not only a recognisable design trait of the brand but also a high quality, sturdy hinge that resists catching on hair and fabric. These Persol PO0649 sunglasses are perfect for pairing with casual and smart outfits. For something a little more daring, Persol PO0009 sunglasses give a sports-luxe edge to any outfit.
With these frames often spotted on the faces of the ruggedly stylish such as the infamous Daniel Craig in the James Bond films as well as on the face of the brands one-time ambassador Steve Mcqueen, they are also the go-to brand for actors and musicians such as Orlando Bloom, George Clooney and Justin Timberlake.