We met Chance at the TOMS store on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, where he was dutifully sporting these TOMS “Phoenix” tortoiseshell frames. Inspired by European ski frames, the “Phoenix” features larger lenses but a snug fit, made from “memory plastic” that can be heated up and formed to your face. Details like the keyhole bridge and slightly angular brow line add visual interest. The TOMS logo flag meantime, sits at the side of the arms, while the company’s signature blue and white stripes are hand-painted at the tips.
Chance moved to LA to live close to the ocean, and these large, sporty shades are perfect whether he’s surfing or just hanging out at the beach. As with all TOMS products, the glasses are part of their “one for one” program, where your purchase will help provide a pair of prescription glasses and eye exam for a child in need.