Tart Optical Arnel Black Wood 44-20 NOSClutch Cafe
Tart Optical is a brand, which to some, needs no introduction; known for their iconic frames and craftsmanship, worn worldwide by the famous and stylish for over 60 years.
Founded in the late 1940s by Julius Tart, it was propelled into the spotlight when James Dean sported the Arnel as his frame of choice and incredibly successful because of his patronage throughout the 50s & 60s.
Because of this, the Arnel frame has become highly sought after and the stuff of legend, a classic shape which has been copied by many lesser eyewear manufacturers due to the perfect styling and sophisticated styling.
Here we have a rare opportunity to own a piece of eyewear history in 'new-old-stock' condition; including the original paper product sleeve the glasses would have originally come with.
Made with a superior acetate, the frames have a good weight without being heavy and sit securely and comfortably on the face. The seven-charnier hinges provide excellent quality strength to the frame and are riveted through the frame.
Worn by James Dean, Jonny Depp and Brad Pit they are the frame of choice for period-costume designers due to their timeless design which exudes heritage cool and sophistication.
- Vintage Deadstock
- 50s Styling
- Vintage Acetate
- 7-charnier Hinges
- Riveted Hingle Plates
- Original Deadstock Packaging
- Made in U.S.A
Temple (Arm) Length:139
We are offering Free UK Shipping while our London store is closed during the Covid-19 crisis. For more information please follow the link attached.
*This offer excludes smaller items priced below priced below £50 such as magazines, socks and incense.
Normal Operating Delivery Prices
UK & Ireland – £6 Next Day Delivery*
(Free Next Day Delivery on Order Over £200)
Europe & Rest of World
Shipping rates vary by zone and cart value.
•Free Tracked Standard Shipping: 7-13 business days
(Tracking available after being scanned at shipment hub)
•Express Courier (Air): 1-2 business days
All deliveries must be signed for as proof of receipt.
(Free Standard and Express Options Available at Checkout - this is based on spend, shipping location & options selected)
When 'Free Shipping' has been used, we reserve the right to deduct the cost of delivery from the refund if the order is returned to us for a refund.