Persol Writes a New Chapter with Its Typewriter-Inspired Eyewear
Persol’s new collection of vintage-inspired frames taps into the aesthetics of typewriters, with each design bearing details that recall the revolutionary machine. Named the Persol Typewriter Edition, the new line from the Italian eyewear company consists of four styles: two pairs of opticals ($310 each) and two pairs of sunglasses ($360 each). The bridge of each acetate frame is outfitted with metal rivets that replicate the edging on traditional typing keys. Every frame’s interior stem is branded with the collection’s name in the iconic, boxy American Typewriter font, and delicate fanlike engravings on the feet of the frame stems emulate the machine’s thin, metal typing bars.
All of the frames have rounded profiles, with the PO3109V opticals and PO3110S sunglasses sporting a slightly bolder silhouette with squared-off edges. Each lightweight frame stem is made from Persol’s nylon Meflecto cylinders, first developed in the 1930s to create frames that have more flexibility. Each model is available in beige, grey, or brown. (persol.com)