To give an insight into the brand and truly understand the inspirations behind the timeless design, we must look first at the man behind the brand, a certain Mr Thomas Carlyle Ford. A native of Austin, Texas, Ford claims to have always been interested in design. Initially attending the prestigious New York University as an art history major, before dropping out and moving to LA for a time, Ford then returned to his studies at the Parson School of Design where he majored in architecture. It was during this time that Ford decided that fashion was the route in which he wanted to express his creative talent; securing his first position as sportswear producer Cathy Hardwick’s assistant designer through sheer perseverance alone. Ford has been credited as the saviour of the Gucci brand, becoming creative director from 1994 until 2004, being named GQ’s designer of the year in 2001.
The Tom Ford brand was established in 2005; Ford knew the importance of having a successful eyewear range and a deal was struck with Marcolin to manufacture Tom Ford sunglasses. The brand, while being American, is heavily influenced by Ford’s experiences in Italian design. The menswear and eyewear range have gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most sought after brands on the market. Worn by countless celebrities, most notably Britain’s favourite secret agent James Bond, the elegant styles have proved to be timeless. Ford has never had any difficulty in marketing his product, even appearing in several ad campaigns himself.
The eyewear range comprises classic pieces in exquisite colour frames with sleek edges, almost all of which come with the famous signature T on the hinge joints. Browse through our handpicked selection of Tom Ford sunglasses and glasses to find the perfect pair for you and yours online today.