Let us introduce to you to our OFFICE Muse, Thomas Hawking a musician and model.
He likes to keep things simple when it comes to his personal style and his footwear consists of well made classics. A self confessed style hunter, he is determined to track down something he really wants and make it his own. A rapper by trade he will often be found at his favourite rap clubs spitting bars but he doesn’t fit the rapper stereotype by any means, favouring a smart, neutral style when he performs. On dress down days he lives in his leather desert boots and adidas Superstars.
Check out Thomas’ Muse page and how to get his look here.
Why is office the brand for you?
I feel that OFFICE always has a consistent collection and always ticks the boxes when it comes to men’s footwear.
How do you shop?
I keep my eyes open for specific things and when I see something I like I style it to make it my own. We are lucky to live in a time that if we see something we like we can hunt it out and usually find it.
What are your top picks to get you through January?
With it being pretty cold this time of year I would definitely suggest lots of layers, I often wear a thin bomber jacket under a thick wool Harris Tweed jacket when it is really cold. Some hard wearing Timberlands or leather desert boots are a must for everyday.
What do you wear on stage how does it differ from your daytime look?
When I’m rapping I like to wear smart stuff and keep thing neutral, simple and well made. Wearing the right clothes and shoes always helps to make you feel at ease on stage and I like to add a unique spin on classic looks. Most people associate rappers with sportswear and baggy clothes and don’t get me wrong I live in my trainers sometimes but I also like to wear some nice loafers or leather boots when I’m performing.
How important is footwear when building your outfit?
I have quite a specific idea of what I like so footwear is very important to me as it completes an outfit. Whether I am staying casual with a desert boot or mixing in some sportswear with an adidas Superstar, the whole look needs to work together.
What are your style resolutions for 2015?
For me it is finding key pieces that will see you through as I’d rather invest in quality. It would be great to find 4 or 5 shoes that will see me though until summer, I like transitional styles, such as desert boots, trainers and some suede lace ups that are good throughout the seasons.