Retrospective – Persol


Persol, founded in the 1930’s by Giuseppe Ratti, was built as a company with the idea of providing technically advanced glasses that perfectly married comfort, protection and optimum vision. Ratti had been working since 1917 to develop new eyewear specially suited for race car drivers and pilots; over time, Ratti’s designs became integral to the aspirational lifestyle surrounding the racetrack.

Persol, from “per il sole” meaning “for the sun”, chose the name to highlight their function of protection against the sun’s rays. Today, famed for their sunglasses, Persol is a brand that marries a culture of excellence, with world-class attention to detail. Persol frames are more than just glasses, they are works of art, motivated by the speed and tenacity of the racetrack, but tempered with almost a century of painstaking research and development.

We are proud to stock Persol frames for spectacles and sunglasses; each pair of frames bought entitles you to a second pair free, and also includes a charitable donation in the purchase price. So visit our opticians, check out our range of Persol frames, and feel what almost a century of quality craftsmanship feels like!