Jamie Thomas and His Relentless Pursuit for the Perfect Line

In the world of skateboarding, few names resonate as powerfully as Jamie Thomas. A legendary figure in the sport, Jamie is known for his relentless pursuit of the perfect line. This quest has extended into the realm of eyewear, collaborating with OTIS for the second consecutive year to create two distinctive frames that capture his unique style and raw personality.

A Year-Long Creative Journey

The collaboration has spanned over a year of meticulous design and attention to detail. The result is two entirely new frames, the Outsider Vintage and the Outsider X. These frames draw their inspiration from vintage eyewear, using contrasting acetate to create something truly unique.

Jamie Thomas on the Collaboration

"After working on colour & style collaborations with OTIS for the past few years, it has been an amazing experience to design a signature frame. I believe the complimentary partnership definitely elevated the project, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome."

“The first few collections we worked on together were a great starting point; I was able to familiarise myself with the line & stylise my favourite frames. After 2 seasons, it gave me a clear direction for what I would want in a signature frame. Working with the OTIS team was an organic process, and the product seemed to come together very naturally."

Timeless Styles Serving as Inspiration

One of the key insights Jamie Thomas brings to this collaboration is the idea of creating timeless styles. "I think the key to creating timeless styles is to look to eras in the distant past that have stood the test of time rather than to our competitors. Once we determined the direction, we got to get into the details to really set the product apart. The balance of timeless inspiration & modern styling was the goal & I feel like we accomplished that."

The Limited Edition ZERO x OTIS Skateboard.

To complement the release, there is also an ultra limited edition skateboard from OTIS and Jamie’s brand Zero. The decks feature collaboration logos and are all hand painted/signed by Thomas.

To learn more about the OTIS x Jamie Thomas Collection, including where you can get the frame and boards, head to otiseyewear.com


 No Compromise on Quality

These frames are crafted with optically correct, scratch-resistant mineral glass lenses, offering the clarity and focus that Jamie Thomas demands of himself and his equipment. These frames are designed to take the pursuit of the perfect line out of the box, providing both style and functionality. View the full range here.