Persol has been manufacturing high quality sunglasses since 1917, making them one the oldest manufacturers of sunglasses in the world. Based in Italy, Persol sunglasses reflect the Italian flare for design and have been a favorite among celebrities for many years. Persol is currently owned by the Luxottica Group, an Italian multinational eyewear company that owns other quality brands and retail outlets such as Ray-Ban, Lenscrafters, SunGlass Hut, and Oakley. Goodden’s Genuine Eyewear is an authorized Luxottica dealer.
Some of the major stars who wear Persol include:
Daniel Craig wore the 2720 in Casino Royale
Jake Gyllemhaal wears a pair of 2747 frames in Rendition
Pierce Brosnan wore the Persol 2672 in Die Another Day and the Persol 2720 in Mamma Mia!
Bill Murray, Don Johnson and Nicholas Cage have all worn various Persol frames in films, and Tom Cruise can be seen wearing Persol in the opening scenes of the recent Day and Knight but perhaps the most famous Persol movie image of all is Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita where the actor is wearing them in almost every scene.