Since he stormed onto the scene in 2008, Mayer Hawthorne has released two well-received full-length albums, licensed songs for film and television, and toured the world with Bruno Mars, Foster The People, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, and the late Amy Winehouse.
Throughout the years, he’s cited soul legends Barry White and Curtis Mayfield as inspirations, along with late hip-hop producer J Dilla. In the last five years, Mayer has grown as a singer, songwriter and in his desire for collaboration. He’s motivated to create soul music that can win—on the radio, on the charts, and win in listeners’ hearts.
Karmaloop iKONS is an ongoing series in which we link up with influential players in music, art, and culture and pick their brains about what they’re wearing these days. We linked with Mr. Heartthrob Hawthorne and got his picks for the cleanest winter fashions.
Here are our 3 favorite items from Mayer’s Gift Guide.