Persol has rich history in Hollywood and has been sported by legends like Hepburn, McQeen, Garbo and Mastroianni.
Persol, the Italian luxury eyewear brand, has been known for its elegance and has always been the number one choice for customers with a taste for luxury. Persol, stands for sun, and the brand was introduced by Guiseppe Ratti in 1917 with The Protector sunglasses for pilots and racing car drivers. The brand has rich history in Hollywood and has been sported by legends like Hepburn, McQeen, Garbo and Mastroianni.
The brand has lived this long and is still going strong just because of the high quality associated with each pair of sunglass produced. Every pair of Persol sunglasses is handcrafted in Italy and undergoes strict quality checks. The design heritage, the exclusive quality and attention to detail in making Persol sunglasses is unmatched and defines the brand.
Persol 649: These were first made in 1950 for tram drivers and had etching and other detailing on the frame. The design was immensely popular and was copied by many competitors of Persol. History was made when Marcello Mastoianni wore this frame in the movie ‘Divorce Italian Style’. A French book in 1994 described it as the object which represents the Italian genius of yesteryears as well as today.
Persol 714: These were the traditional folding sunglasses and have been the most sought after and collected pair in the history of sunglasses. These classic shades became a hit after Steve McQueen wore them in films like ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ and ‘The Getaway’ and also off screen. What is interesting is that a pair worn by McQueen was auctioned in 2006 for $70,200. This iconic frame has not been created for decades and is always sought after by sunglass collectors. The pair with custom tinted blue lenses, worn by McQueen in ‘The Getaway’, is one of the most regarded Persol 714.
The overwhelming requests of the aficionados have made the company to do a limited release of the iconic 714 design. However, there will be long waiting list and there will be lucky few who will become the proud owners of this historic frame. These are the frames which have been adorned by the faces of the most loved stars of Hollywood and are, without doubt, the greatest sunglasses ever made.
The legacy of Persol continues to grow with passage of time. The popularity of its designs has prompted various other sunglass makers to imitate the design, however, the quality and workmanship associated with each Persol sunglass is difficult to find in many other brands. This is the reason why celebrities prefer Persol over other brands.
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