Persol founded in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti. Persol is an Italian luxury eyewear company specializing in the manufacturing of sunglasses and optical frames. The name is derived from "per il sole," which, in Italian, means "for the sun." Persol originally catered to pilots and sports drivers. Presently, the company is famous for its durable sports sunglasses. Its trademark is the silver arrow (often referred to as the "Supreme Arrow"), and several of the company's glasses feature this symbol.