Monday, July 8, 2013

People I Like: Tom Wright

Tom wears: Cap - Only - Fleet Polo Cap from Thanks, Tee - P.A.M - Psychedelic Life from Good As Gold, Jacket - New Balance - Windcheater from J.Crew, Pants - P.A.M from Thanks, Shoes - Nike Huaraches
I'm wearing: Jacket - H&M, Top - Vanishing Elephant, Jeans - Now & Then from Thanks, Shoes - Nike Mayflys

My old mate Tom came up to Auckland last week for ASAP and we got to hang out and catch up, which was heaps of fun. I think we originally met through mates I had studying down in Welly. He lives in Mt. Maunganui and works at an awesome store down there called Thanks. I got to hear all about his awesome trip around the US which included going to NY and Coachella as well as some of the Shark Week stuff he has in the works at the moment which is pretty exciting. Basically Tom is a very interesting and hilarious guy doing awesome things.

So I asked him a bunch of questions...

Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Tom Wright and I manage the store Thanks. I also have a brand called Shark Week which will be out this summer. 

How did you start doing what you do?
I have been in the industry since I had a part time job while I was still at school. From there I pretty much just worked my way on up.

What do you want to do?
Make cool shit!

What do you do when you’re not doing what you do? (Hobbies, Interests, etc)
I love my friends! So just what ever we get up to. Mainly Surf, Skate, Party and talk shit.

What blogs do you follow?
Not to many to be honest. But I really enjoy, fuckyeahmenswear, oddfuture and a few others that I can't think of. Also I enjoy sifting through store blogs. 

Who are your role models / who do you admire?
I'm not to sure if I have any at the moment but Roger Federer is the man.

What inspires you?
Everything. From stupid shit I see down the road through to successful companies and people. Cool shit.

What music are you into?
Hip-Hop is defiantly my number one. Then I also like indi/electronic - the likes of Toro Y Moi, Breakbot etc.

Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber
Favorite food: Chocolate
Favorite book: Just finished my second book ever. It is called Fuck Yeah Menswear. 
Favorite song: Way to hard too answer.
Cats or dogs: Dogs
Beer or wine: Beer
Favorite City: New York
Fondest memory: Coachella 2013
Clothing label: Shark Week
Pick one:
Ross, Chandler or Joey: Joey
Monica, Rachel or Phoebe: Rachel

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