'During the conversation I eased in the big question "are you guys hiring..."
Submitted by Carmel Charles
'Always had a keen sense of creativity when it came to art & fashion growing up. I started as a sneakerhead & found myself working at JCrew and I quickly transitioned to the Ivy League gent style. I'm still diverse when it comes to fashion and I even switch it up from time to time but I love the gent look hands down.
As a youngster I collected Jordan's and SB dunks. My favorite retro pair of Jordan's are the flint 12's & the cement 3's. My fond love for j's resulted in me saving up lunch money for retro releases. When I got to high school I found myself doing labor work to keep up with my expensive taste. I would mow my neighbors lawn, shovel snow, etc.
I walked into JCrew and loved the pieces in there. I pictured myself working there and wore a leather jacket, rugby selvage denim jeans, Louis Vuitton coin pouch & a pair of original flu game 12's. I think it was fate or something because who I thought was a random person giving me compliments on my outfit was surprisingly the store manager.
We quickly got along & started talking about Jordan's and how he got started with the company. During the conversation I eased in the big question "are you guys hiring" and he answered 'Yes, we always need stylish young men like yourself.' I started the next week and found out the employee discount was 50%. Quickly, I transitioned to the Ivy League gent style. About a year later, as my retail experience developed I started at club Monaco as a Personal Stylist.
I'm still diverse when it comes to fashion and I even switch it up from time to time but I love the gent look hands down.'