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Tart Arnels Are they authentic?


Tart Arnels Authentication To authenticate a vintage Tart Arnel* first look for the oTe shield. It’s usually stamped into the temple, sometimes lightly and/or crooked. On the black frames white paint was added to the shield. Then look at the frames closely. Most vintage Tart Arnel stock will have very light surface scratches, which may […]

John Slattery as Roger Sterling wearing the Old Focals Icon frame.

Roger Sterling: An icon of eyewear


With his three-piece suits, coiffure of silver hair and his hard-partying lifestyle Roger Sterling is viewed by many Mad Men fans as an iconic character. One of the founding partners at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce — the advertising firm in AMC’s hit series — Sterling is one of the most distinguished characters in the show, […]