Persol Debuts New Foldable Clubmaster Sunglasses

Italian eyewear company Persol is the go-to brand for luxury sunglasses and optical frames. Its new foldable clubmaster sunglasses are extremely functional yet do not skip out on style. The classic specs, offered in the signature honey tortoise color “Terra...

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A Look at How Persol Sunglasses are Made

Persol shares the manufacturing process of the brand’s sunglasses. The 98-year old eyewear manufacturer has all its products handmade in Italy in a process that involves turning raw material into each pair of classic-styled frames.  So much care has been...

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Google Glass x Luxottica Partnership

Google has announced a new partnership with the Luxottica Group, the biggest eyewear conglomerate in the world, to bring Google Glass to the masses. This will bring Luxottica's expertise on manufacturing, distribution and retail into the Glass mix, allowing Google...

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Persol | Made by Hand

Persol | Made by Hand

Persol gives us a brief look at how the Italian eyewear maker crafts each and every piece they put on the market. The iconic frames are made by hand with the utmost detail and given a full examination before completion, some of which you’ll see in this extremely transparent video. Persol is known to utilize high-quality materials and blends this with a detail-oriented construction to give us a product that’s as remarkable and timeless as it was 94 years ago. (via the189)

Persol 0714 Folding Sunglasses

Persol 0714 Folding Sunglasses

The Persol 0714s are the folding version of the classic 0649, which was developed in 1957 for tram drivers in Turin who needed large glasses to protect their eyes from dust. They were most famously worn by Steve McQueen for most of his life. The frames are hand made in Italy from Italian materials and feature Persol’s trademark ‘Meflecto’ system and 3-notch-bridge for flexibility and comfort. The frames are fitted with crystal glass lenses and the unmistakeable ‘Supreme Arrow’ detail at arm hinges.

More info and images after the jump.