Directional Men’s Style Influencer
Just a quick scroll through Tom Simpson’s Instagram feed and it’s evident he brings a certain brand of European sophistication to the Australian men’s fashion arena. Sleek, modern and directional, Tom’s sense of style is as aspirational as it is effortless.
In fact, so alluring is Tom’s sartorial touch, it’s actually near impossible to not stop and have a closer look at the man who is fast becoming one of Australia’s most influential fashion figures. And OK, we’ll admit, his steely ice-blue gaze and impressive physique don’t hurt either!
Hailing from the UK, Tom is challenging the status quo for menswear, merging Italian inspired suiting, denim and contemporary style. Tom remembers as a child being the butt of many a joke for dressing up all the time and his love for all things fashion – but he was never one to let it bother him.
Following his passion, he went on to study fashion design at University in Leeds where he learnt the art of pattern making, sewing and marketing but in his own words “essentially made dresses for several years”. Seeking a more masculine take on the world of fashion, Tom secured a position with Top Shop and Top Man in their London head office where he worked as a buyer in the suits, tailoring and boutique departments.
In 2016 Tom and his wife Rachel realised a long-held dream to live and work in Australia, making the move with their then 1-year old daughter Venice. Tom’s flair for trend prediction and unique vision for menswear was spotted by The Iconic, where Tom now works as Head of Menswear.
Tom started sharing daily outfit posts on Instagram, showcasing his impeccably styled ensembles. He soon noticed that his imagery was attracting a following, so started to take things a little more seriously late in 2017. In a short space of time, Tom has built an audience of over 24 thousand who are inspired by his panache and exceptional ability to take a trend and make it his own.
Tom’s Instagram feed has evolved to include a fashion X lifestyle mix, often featuring his adorable daughter Venice, his training sessions, travels and beautiful wife – who is similarly blessed with a Midas touch for fashion, working as the head designer for One Teaspoon. Combining all of these elements into one cohesive grid of flawless imagery, Tom pushes the fashion boundaries whilst still being incredibly relatable.
Naturally, Tom’s ability to educate and inspire Australian men to incorporate luxe, premium pieces into their traditionally casual wardrobe, has meant he’s fast become in-demand amongst a host of fashion and lifestyle labels. Working with a range of clients from Australia and abroad, Tom delivers sophisticated content with his one-of-a-kind look. Mixing dapper suiting, European attitude and his newfound Australian aesthetic, Tom Simpson leads the way for a new breed of men’s style influencers.