THOMAS JAMES, is an independent design venture and fashion forward eyewear brand born in Los Angeles. Showcasing premium craftsmanship with sustainable style, focussed on not just affordable aesthetic products but people, culture, collaboration and values.



Founded by creative collectives; TJLA's background in design, manufacturing, and community network harmonizes with any lifestyle. Designed in Los Angeles with notable style and substance in mind. Frame your face – not your gender – compliment your unique personality! 

Our story starts in sunny LA amidst a sizzling Fall heatwave. Frustrated by the lack of quality eyewear at an accessible price and trying to creatively style one pair of sunglasses was making us more hot-tempered. We sought out new ways to carefully create a plethora of crazy-sexy-cool, on trend, fashion driven eyewear in crush-worthy colors that would up our outfit game without breaking the bank. We sketched. We shaped. We modeled. Approval hinged on 3 objectives: sunnies must be classic yet stylish, edgy on any gender, and without the shocking price point.



When people think of Los Angeles, they usually think of the glitz and glam of Hollywood, but the truth is, this place has become one of the most innovative cities to live in. Entrepreneurs and influencers are moving here from all over the world because, at its heart, LA is a city built on ambition and creativity. Entertainment and fashion are standing side-by-side with groundbreaking tech and opportunity, and it’s an incredible community to be a part of. Part of 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.

"It's cool to live in the place where dreams are made" TJLA