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!

Our story starts in sunny LA amidst a sizzling fall heatwave. Frustrated by the lack of quality eyewear at an accessible price, we sought out new ways to create fashion-driven designs that would elevate any style, look, and occasion. We envisioned to highlight the individuality, diversity, and personality that is unique to Los Angeles without shocking price tag.

Our Philosophy

enhance your identity & personal style

Our Vision

Creative Collective

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.

our model

Accessibly priced