Influencer: Thomas Gray Williams

Real Estate Broker & Owner of Callous Moto

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What do you wear to feel most comfortable?

Comfort for me is feeling ready – ready to work, play, and go. When I’m lounging at home, I’m in jeans, a long-sleeve henley, a floppy beanie, and sneakers. I hear sweatpants are the height of comfort, but I’ve never quite embraced them.

 

Do you have a signature look? 

I like to layer my lucky denim jacket under a canvas jacket. I’ll switch up the canvas to keep it fresh, but the denim always goes underneath. I’ll even wear it under a leather riding jacket or a tweed coat.

 

What is the one item you wear on a daily basis?

Lately, I’ve been wearing blazers, but dress it down with a zipped hoodie. Depending on where the night leads, I can take the blazer off for a more casual look, or go more upscale and ditch the hoodie.

 

What made you start Callous Moto?

For the last 15 years, I’ve been invested in some sort of real estate renovation or development. I love that it gives me a creative outlet, but it can be complicated and stressful. That’s why I started this passion project: Callous Moto. In the garage, I redesign and modify antique bikes into works of art, but without all the fuss of an expensive real estate deal. I built the “Cafe Racer,” which gained popularity in the rock ‘n’ roll subculture of London in the ‘50s and ‘60s. I try to highlight that era of blue-collar, calloused, yet fashionable gentlemen riding simple, elegant machines.

 

You were born and raised in Newport and now live in Middletown. What do you love about the area?

I feel fortunate to be in the middle of what I consider to be the very best that Rhode Island has to offer. The scenery in Newport is unparalleled. I love brunch on The Lawn at Castle Hill and margaritas at Diego’s. I’m definitely not one of those islanders that can’t cross a bridge – tacos at Tallulah’s is worth the ride!