Persol was founded in Turin in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti, photographer and owner of a small Opticians. Persol's technically advanced glasses, designed to satisfy the demands of pilots and sports drivers who required comfort, protection and optimum vision, were soon adopted by the armed forces and pilots in the Italian air force. In the 1920's the famous yellow-brown lenses, mounted on all Persol glasses, were introduced.

They are created using neutral crystal made from the purest silica, guaranteeing extremely high protection from the sun's harmful rays. With its reputation for excellence Persol became one of the world's eyewear giants while maintaining its roots and loyalty to tradition and quality. These are the qualities that have made Persol the eyewear of choice for film stars and many other international personalities. By enhancing their look with Persol's allure, the world's celebrities have made the label synonymous with eyewear excellence, confirming its emotional appeal. Persol is a star symbol.

We also stock a range of their sunglasses.

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These are a couple of examples - we have far more Persol frames in store.