If you are looking for a classic and stylish pair of sunglasses, consider a pair of Persols. At EJ’s Sunglasses, we carry a variety Persol designs so that you can find the perfect pair of sunglasses to fit your style.
- Brand History
The Persol eyewear brand was established in 1917 in Turin, Italy to provide eye protection for sports drivers and pilots. Persol, which in Italian means “for the sun,” offered some of the most advanced sunglasses of the time and were used by the Italian Military Aviation. The high quality of Persol sunglasses caused their use to spread, and soon, they were the choice of air forces around the world, including in the United States. In 1957, Persol developed a new style of sunglasses for tram drivers in Turin that became popular for their stylish design, launching Persol into the fashion world.
Even as Persol’s designs became popular for their style, the functionality of these sunglasses continued to advance. Persol provided technologically superior eye protection that was favored by many manufacturing companies, extreme sports teams, and even NASA. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, celebrities such as Steve McQueen and Italian actress Ornella Muti made Persol sunglasses popular for everyday use. Today, Persol sunglasses continue to be favored by celebrities, both on set and off.
- Style Highlights
Persol currently has a number of different style collections. The Matte collection reflects popular vintage styles, while the Steve McQueen collection is based on the designs that were made famous by the legendary actor. One recent design, the Persol 2720, was worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in the recent film Casino Royale. You can channel Bond’s style by getting a pair of these for yourself.
With such a rich and diverse history, it is easy to understand why Persol continues to be one of the most popular brands of luxury sunglasses. To learn more about the Persol sunglasses we carry, call EJ’s Sunglasses today at (888) 851-3892.