The Persol eyewear collection for men and women showcases sunglasses and eyeglasses frames in top-notch designs, crafted with exacting attention to detail. This celebrated maker creates sophisticated sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses, and Rx sunglasses of uncompromising quality and timeless beauty. Classic aviators and chic cat-eye frames evoke eras of glamour, while updated versions of the clubmaster frame bring a contemporary touch to the collection. Folding sunglasses and other innovative features add comfort and convenience.
The Persol name comes from the Italian phrase per il sole, meaning 'for the sun.' Giuseppe Ratti, the owner of an Italian optician shop, designed the first Persol eyewear in 1917 as protection for pilots and sport motorists. The innovative round lenses, called Protector glasses, soon became widely used by military forces the world over. In the 1930s, Persol turned its attention to designing comfortable eyeglasses and sunglasses, with the introduction of its patented Meflecto systemflexible stemsa feature Persol still uses today. The flex-hinged temples allow for a more comfortable fit because they can adapt to any face shape or head size. The trademark Persol arrowinspired by the swords of ancient warriorsappears at the hinges of every frame. These cutting-edge sunglasses styles reached an even wider audience when actor Steve McQueen donned a pair of Persols. Today, the heritage brand continues to produce innovative designs and timeless silhouettes.
The Persol eyewear at FramesDirect.com is always guaranteed authentic. It shows in the exceptional quality of the frames and lenses, in the branded packaging, the signature glasses case, and in the Persol certificate of authenticity included with every pair of glasses. Our collection boasts all your favorite Persol frames styles in hundreds of iterations, from the classics to reimagined versions of the originals. Refine your search by frames style, material, shape, and color to tailor your Persols to your distinctive tastes.