Founder Tom Fallon was inspired to launch Tommy Owens after trying to find a pair of wooden sunglasses that offered a unique design and owned up to superior craftsmanship. He was disappointed that it didn’t exist. The brands he found were pretty standard, without much design appeal. As a designer, he set out to make a pair in his garage. After many tries and numerous failures, Tom finally crafted a pair he felt could compete with even non-wood mainstream luxury brands. Thus, Tommy Owens Eyewear was created out of inspiration and the entrepreneurial dream of quality American craftsmanship.