Persol is the Made In Italy Acetate eyewear company that specialize in the manufacturing of sunglasses and optical frames. It is one of the oldest eyewear companies in the world. The name is derived from the Italian per il sole, meaning "for the sun". Formed in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti, Persol originally catered to pilots and sports drivers. Mostly known for classic styles the Icon of the brand is the 714 which is the folding model wore by Steve McQueen.