Style Scout: Thomas Rush

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Ali Edwards

Thomas Rush, White Bear Lake, Minn. Clothing details: Sweater, Joseph & Lyman in New Orleans, 3 years ago, gift; shirt, Buffalo Exchange, four days ago, $14; pants, Uniqlo in New York City, six months ago, $12; shoes, thrifted in San Francisco, six months ago, $42.

Age: 28

Relationship status: Single

Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minn.

Time in Lawrence: 21 hours

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Dream job: Bush pilot

What were you doing when scouted? Reviewing industrial design thesis projects

Describe your style: Based in hippie-dom, but it’s evolved into modern retroness

Fashion trends you love: Hats that look like animal heads, cowboy boots, 1950s male coiffure, bangs on women

Fashion trends you hate: Hipsterism for the sake of it, faking it, contrived glasses frames

Fashion influences: The Air Force, simplicity, natural fibers, cleanliness (look and feel)

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Café tables on Mass. Street, public meeting spaces in densely urban areas

Less of? Traffic, motor transportation dependence, chain restaurants

Tattoos or piercings? Not anymore

Who do people say you look like? Tom Cruise or Zach Braff. My roommate calls me Richard Dreyfuss, but I don’t think it’s based in reality.

Tell us a secret … When I drop something, my bottom lip quivers.