Persol, an Italian Eyewear company founded in 1917 to make advanced lenses for Italian fighter pilots, has come a long way in its almost century long history. From the aviation experts of the First World War to the celebrities of yesterday and today, Persol has never lacked in aficionados. Lets take a look at some of Persol’s biggest fans.
George Clooney looks great in his Persol 2243-s, but there’s no suprise there.
His Ocean’s 12 costar, the timeless Julia Roberts, also loves Persols, helping to break the “boys only” image.
New Hollywood loves Persol too. Here’s Justin Timberlake bringing sexy back in his favorite pair.
Lindsay Lohan, America’s favorite hot mess, covers her hangover grimace in this popular Persol frame.
Orlando Bloom wears the same frame, but in a lighter color. And with less hopelessness on his face.
Even James Bond wears Persols.
Lastly, the most iconic Persol wearer, and my persomal favorite, Steve McQueen.
No matter what your look or style, Persol has a frame for you. Come find it at our Trunk Show this Saturday, October 22, 2011.
Sammy Hagar, The Red Rocker – a rock and roll icon!
1) He made it to the mainstream as the frontman for one of the biggest American rock bands ever – Van Halen.
2) After over a decade of that, he continues to rock Sans-Halen with his solo band The Waboritas and with his band Chickenfoot.
3) He founded one of the most popular nightclubs / restaurants – Cabo Wabo Cantinas – a favorite spot in Cabo San Lucas, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas!
4) He gets you tipsy with his brand of premium tequila – Cabo Wabo Tequila.
5) And finally … he gets styled in his eyewear at SF Optics!
That’s right Red Rocker fans! Sammy Hagar just stopped in and got styled in four new pairs of shades!
If you want to be a Red Rocker, here’s the exclusive low down on Sammy Hagar’s sunglasses:
Sammy Hagar got styled in Salt sunglasses, model Stuart, color Shiny Walnut. The Salt sunglasses are stylish and have great polarized sun lenses. They are great for the beach and other activities when it’s really bright since the polarized lenses cut out a lot of the glare.
Sammy Hagar got styled in Barton Perreira sunglasses, model Altair, color Silver with Eden lenses. The Barton Perreira sunglasses are chic with a trendy modified aviator shape. They are great when you just need a cool pair of sunnies to hang out on the strip and eat some lunch, hit the cafe, or go shopping … or when you’re drinking tequila at Cabo Wabo!
Sammy Hagar got styled in Robert Marc sunglasses, model 743, color 267. The Robert Marc sunglasses are trendy yet elegent. The gradient lenses make them perfect for that not so sunny day. Even when the sun is not bright, you must protect your eyes from the UV, and these lenses are perfect for that!
Sammy Hagar got styled in Persol sunglasses, model 2961s, color 811/31. The Persol sunglasses are a great piece to fill the plastic void. Sammy Hagar obviously appreciates the art of accessorizing, and with the other three sunglasses being metal, the fourth had to be plastic to come full circle. These Persols are a great classic shape and the blonde tortoise rocks with Sammy’s hair!
SF Optics was invited to a special seminar / trade show event hosted by Luxottica, the largest company in the eyewear industry. They bring you the biggest designer labels in sunglasses and eyeglasses such as Chanel, Prada, Ray-Ban, and Persol.
Alex Feldman interviewed Pierre Fay, the Executive Vice President of Wholesale North America for Luxottica. He discusses the future trends of Designer Eyewear and what is to come for 2010.
And yes, we’ll make sure Alex leaves his gum at home next time
SF Optics will be hosting a very special trunk show on Saturday, August 29th, featuring the entire collection from Persol Eyewear. This will be an exclusive showing of all the newest sunglasses and eyeglasses from this classic Italian designer.
This event is so exciting, that even Thrillist.com is talking about it! See the full editorial here: http://www.thrillist.com
Exclusive for our E-mail list and Thrillist readers ONLY:
Persol sunglasses will be $50 OFF.
Persol prescription eyeglasses (or sunglasses) will be $75 OFF.
Are you planning on ACCESSORIZING with MULTIPLE pairs?
Get 20% off the 2nd set of lenses OR an additional 10% off the 2nd frame!
Make sure to take advantage of this special opportunity to view all of the newest frames that Persol has released and to meet with the rep to get all the Persol news…
Thank you to all of you who showed up for our 29th Year Anniversary Sale to celebrate with us, and at the same time, get some incredible deals. Since we promise you a celebrity like makeover experience, I had the pleasure of running around with a camera, harassing you like your very own paparazzi.
Steve the Prada Eyewear Rep
We had an incredible triple trunk show featuring the entire collections from Prada Eyewear, Persol, and Ray-Ban. Steve the Prada rep, Nicky the Persol rep, and Monique the Ray-Ban rep hung out all day displaying their pieces and showing us the newest of the new.
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