mens : 1980s-90s : k5448
product code : k5448 : £ 125
  • 1990's mock-tortoise plastic frame marked PERSOL
    MADE IN ITALY

  • Original brown ar coated mineral glass sun lenses

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  • Although by the time this pair was made, Persol had

    been bought by the Italian uberbrand Luxottica, the

    quality is maintained throughout. The arrowhead shields

    have been kept as has the meflecto arms - both features

    of classic Persols introduced by Ratti in the 1950s. This

    pair also has mineral glass lenses with an anti-reflective

    inner coating, making them that more expensive. It is a

    large frame and very much a classic Persol style for men -

    think Mastroianni and McQueen - but the style is essentially

    a Ratti Persol aviator, so could be worn by women. The 1990's

    design has heft and the angularity adds interest - the wonderful

    mottled, deep-brown imitation tortoiseshell acetate looks

    superb with Persol's brown lenses. And as they said: made

    for the sun.

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