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Persol Just Brought Back a Very Cool Retro Aviator

One of the oldest sunglass makers in the world.


Persol is one of the oldest continuously operating sunglass makers in the world. As such, its catalog of rich and deep. Hence why its re-release of the 3 lenses frame has aviator wearers jazzed. Essentially, it’s an acetate frame aviator with an added lens in between the eye lenses (the idea was born from trying to make a fully masking sunglass, but the reality of a single lens over and in-between both eyes proving impossible).

If you’re new to Persol, two features set the 101-year-old Italian eyewear company’s wares apart. One is aesthetic — the “silver arrow” where the arms and frame come together has been with the brand from the beginning and is still featured on most models. The other is incredibly helpful and, I believe, should be replicated and stolen by every other eyeglass company there is — the Meflecto frame. A long and innovative story shot, the frame bends and flexes to your head, instead of applying extra pressure to the sides of your head.

The 3 lenses are available now in five different colorways for $310.

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Assistant Editor, Home and Design Will Price is Gear Patrol’s home and drinks editor.
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