From the phrase “per il sole” meaning “for the sun,” Persol is one of the most established names in luxury eyewear. Founded in 1917, Persol eyewear was originally created for sports drivers and pilots in the early days of flight. Frames today are made in Lauriano, Italy, staying close to the original premise of the brand—to protect the eyes and offer clear vision. In the 1930s, Persol introduced the first flexible stem. Also at that time, Persol’s unmistakable trademark emerged—a silver arrow that decorates the hinge, inspired by swords and ancient warriors.