Independent Frame of Mind
THOMAS JAMES is an independent design venture and fashion-forward eyewear brand rooted in Los Angeles. Showcasing premium craftsmanship with notable styles, and focused on not just affordable aesthetic products but people, culture, collaboration and values.
Sun's out, shades on!
enhance your identity & personal style
Founded by creative collectives, TJLA's background in design, manufacturing, and community network harmonizes with any lifestyle.
We value simplicity and individuality, and we believe that well-designed, premium sunnies should be affordable. In today’s throwaway society of passing trends and mass consumption, we design our pieces to be timeless classics yet edgy and unique.
LA is an incredible community to be a part of; a city built on ambition, creativity, and meaningful innovation.
TJLA's mission is to collaborate with our community and to synergize with other creatives; to bring fresh perspectives, partnerships, and design sensibility to the market.
We want to make premium quality sunglasses and accessories accessible to everyone. High-end luxury sunglasses are typically overpriced. Ranging from $300 to over $1,000 USD. We use the same high quality materials for a fraction of the price.