My childhood growing up was filled with great memories. I smile as I’m writing this. One of my greatest joys was watching my grandfather get ready for church and watching my dad getting dressed to go out to a local night spot. My grandfather would be humming his favorite gospel songs while tying his favorite necktie. My dad would have music from The Stylistics, The Delfonics and others playing from a nearby 8 track player and there I was, singing along. The smell Monsieur Cologne filled the air.
Here is where I also found my love for suits and ties. My grandfather taught me how to tie a necktie at 11 or 12 years old, then my dad taught me how to tie a double Windsor. You couldn't tell me NOTHING! I had to show everyone.
As I grew older, I found myself doing the same things. I've found that those things I saw from classic men in my life, are now a part of my current lifestyle, and I am now passing them on to my sons, and young men whose life I have the privilege of being a part of.
The Classic Man will always be around from generation to generation, as long as we keep sharing what we have learned.