Nico’s girlfriend chose these frames for him as she liked the shape and the way they fit his face. These Tom Ford 5289 frames are all about contrast. For starters, the retro-inspired shape is given modern styling with a thinner profile. A metal nose bridge meantime, provides contrast with the bold, acetate top bar. We also love the gold detailing, which lines the inside of the frames, and shows up on the temples through Tom Ford’s signature, wrap-around “T” logo. It’s a nice contrast with the all-black frames and Nico’s all-black ensemble.
Klarisse is amping up her look this summer with these “Nastasya” cat eye sunglasses from Tom Ford. The look is futuristic yet retro, with metal detailing across the top that flares out into dramatic, winged temples. The silver frame and mirrored lenses add a luxurious sheen. Made in Italy, these shades aren’t for the faint of heart. Case in point: they’re worn by the supervillain “Viper” in the 2013 film, The Wolverine.
We met men’s suiting expert Paolo at Harry Rosen in Toronto and couldn’t help but notice his “Light Havana” Tom Ford glasses. This “5147” model is a modern take on the traditional rectangular frame, with rounded edges and a higher bridge. The signature Tom Ford “T” wraps around the temples, while the inside of the frames feature a subtle lilac contrast shade.
Originally from Milan, Paolo has always gravitated toward more classic menswear shapes and colours, and he prefers glasses that are on the thicker side, without too much adornment. Though he used to wear a pair of bold black frames, he switched them out for this clean yet distinguished pair, preferring a lighter shade for his skin tone. “It changed my face,” he told us, adding that everyone stops him on the street to compliment his glasses. Choosing eyewear may be personal, but it never hurts to get some positive reinforcement from others as well!
Randi has been eyeing these Tom Ford sunglasses for a while, and she originally wanted them in black or tortoiseshell. But when she spotted this ivory pair in her friend’s kitchen being unworn, she decided they would work just fine, and promptly made them her own (read: she took them home).
This “Nikita” frame features a dramatic, retro-inspired cat-eye, that starts out slim on the bottom, before curving into wide, pointed temples. A saddle nose bridge and thinner arms adds contrast. The Tom Ford logo, meantime, is etched onto the left lens and inlaid on both temple tips. It may not have been the color Randi originally wanted, but the ivory shade works as a great, soft neutral, adding a certain allure and feminine touch to any outfit.
Ray Civello is president and CEO of Aveda Canada and Civello Salon and Spa and we photographed him at Power Ball in Toronto in these bold and black Tom Ford glasses. The signature gold “T” detailing on the temples make these unmistakably Tom Ford, but we love the oversized square-shaped rims and the deep ridge at the nose bridge. Paired with Ray’s dapper double-breasted suit, the frames are intriguing and slick, resulting in an overall look that commands – and demands – attention.
We spotted Quebec-based sculptor Claudia Côté at The Artist Project, where we shared a laugh after she told us she was wearing “Tim Crawford” frames. It was only until we spotted the signature “T” at the temples that we realized she was talking about Tom Ford.
Name-brands aside, we love the way these tortoiseshell and burgundy frames fit Claudia’s face and complement her personality. It’s hard for people to notice anything else when you’ve got amazing green hair going on, but these glasses bring the focus right back to her eyes.
Tim Yan is a professional poker player, but his sleek Tom Ford glasses suggest he could do just as well in the business world or creative industry. There’s a pun here about “playing his cards right” but we’ll let you finish that thought…