Many of you know Thomas Onorato from his hugely popular book, Confessions from the Velvet Ropes as well begging to get past his guestlist at parties such as MisShapes and Motherf*cker. What you don’t know is that Thomas and his business partner, Max Wixom, have started OW! PR, and work with some of the largest names in the fashion an entertainment industries. Mercedes-Benz? They’ve done it. Hermes? Check. Derek Lam? We were there with them this season.
So, what do two of the most important tastemakers wear most often? Jeans of course! In the middle of the fashion week hustle, Thomas and Max took a time out to bring you this week’s Five Questions for Five Pockets.
1. What was your first pair of jeans?
Thomas: Lee jeans when I was four which I got with my mom, Toni, at Bradlee’s in Bloomfield, NJ.
2. Who do you think is the ultimate denim icon?
Thomas: Talitha Getty, the first "it" girl to put a dress over skinny jeans back in the ’70s and the Ramones. You don’t get more iconic than that.
Max: Brooke Shields. I was really into that campaign [for CK] when I was growing up on an island in the middle of the Pacific.
Max: I’m enjoying Levi’s Capitol E series and I’m kind of a sucker for the occasional H&M as they’re cut very well for my body.
4. What denim trend do you wish would go away?
Thomas: Overtly tricked out, treated, weathered, or dyed denim jeans. Gag me, please!
Max: Color nonsense and tricked out shenanigans
5. What’s your number one rule for denim?
Thomas: Simple and worn-in is always the best look.
Max: Never go shopping for it without my business partner, Thomas.