The biggest music news of the summer is surrounding the whirlwind that is the JT / Jay Z tour announcement.  The tour is certain to promote Justin Timberlake’s recently released album, The 20/20 Experience, as well as Jay Z’s brand new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.  

Now here’s where it gets tricky.  Justin featured Jay Z on one of his most popular tracks off 20/20, Suit & Tie.  Jay Z does his thing and name drops one of his favorite brands, Tom Ford.  On Jay Z’s new album, Tom Ford’s name is more than dropped, it’s its own title track.  Obviously Carter’s got a thing for Tom Ford’s high-end menswear designs.

So. Where does eyewear tie in to all of this?  Justin’s been seen on multiple occasions (in the above case, Paris) wearing Tom Ford shades.  Not to mention, his album cover is of himself getting an eye exam. 

What’s the OPTYX verdict on the whole matter?  We love that JT protects his eyes from the sun, and that he balances a career with a healthy lifestyle by not letting an album cover shoot interfere with his annual eye exam.  We also love that he protects his eyes from the sun with shades.  We love Jay Z’s appreciation for style, the collaboration, the tour, and of course Tom Ford!

Want JT’s look? He’s wearing Tom Ford 0237 Snowdown sunglasses in a black-tortoise frame with grey gradient lenses.

Come in to an Optyx location to try on this and other designer frames.


Lauren Yobs for Optyx