For the modern man what we wear is more than just an extension of who we are but a combination of fashion and functionality and our choice of sunglasses is no exception.
One of the premier sunglasses brands is Italian eyewear house of Persol meaning “for the sun”. Formed in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti, Persols were originally catered for Pilots and Sports drivers who required superior eye protection with out the compromise of quality and supreme style. These handcrafted sunglasses incorporate the famous patent Meflecto system that allows the sunglasses to adapt to the unique features of the Versatile Gent’s face, a technology yet to be surpassed.
Through out it’s 90 year history two styles in particular have stood the test of time and are just simply classic in nature, both the 649’s and the 714’s are as Persol put it – “Synonymous with intrinsic class and elegance” and we tend to agree.
Throughout history Persol has featured in many cinema classics and has been the pick of countless celebrities as there number one choice in sun wear. Often understated, Persol boasts not only style and quality but also an air of sporty sophistication. Celebrities who continue to carry the legacy of Giuseppe’s work and who are themselves favored by TVG are Steve McQueen, Ryan Gosling, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig and George Clooney to name a few.
Although these sunglasses will set your pockets back you will be sure to be left with no compromise in style, craftsmanship, practicality and most of all versatility. As Persol once put it – “Legends live forever” and so will the relationship between you and the sun. A work of Persol…