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)
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.
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