A Close Up Look At How Persol Glasses Are Made

Italian glasses brand Persol has been making high end eyewear since 1917, when one Giuseppe Ratti began designing sunglasses for pilots and racing drivers.

His designs quickly proved popular with the masses and since then have been worn by pretty much anyone who’s anyone, from Steve McQueen to Jay-Z to Ryan Gosling.

The closeup manufacturing photographs below show us why Persol are still, to this day, renowned across the world for quality craftsmanship and timeless style (although we can’t help but feel that not every pair is made on a weathered wooden table).