First we wish to share what the word NOS means. This acronym stand for New Out Of Stock. This means that the item has never been worn by any other person. We find our collection thru our many contacts in the eyewear industry and a vast group of legitimate collectors whose stock meets our criteria. Some times, the eyewear comes in the original packaging from the manufacturer which we include in the purchase.
|Original Tart Sleeve|
Some vintage eyeglasses have historic value and are truly one of a kind and if we do find something of this nature we list it as refurbished and it goes thru the following process. First the item is bathed in salt water to wash off any previous energies. Then the item is taken apart and cleaned individually and we then ship the piece off to a company that rehydrate the plastic and re-polishes the acetate to give it a fresh new surface. The reason for this painstaking process is that eyewear was made generally from cellulose acetate. This material is a fiber that is derived from cotton seeds and these fibers absorb the body oils from the wearer and become a part of the material. We have taken a photo that shows what a used frame looks like in which the oils of the person have seeped out to the top surface. YUCK!
|Photo shows previous owner oils seeping thru to the surface...|
We are perfectionist and work diligently to build a collection that meets our high standards and one can buy with confidence when you purchase with www.atticeyewear.com.