It Can Be A Tool For Growing The Bonds Of A Family

Daily Fashion Illustration 177. Wednesday, May 7. 2014

Story submitted by Jake Kuczeruk. -instagram @tiesociety, twitter @tiesociety, Tumblr, Facebook

'Running a business is never a cakewalk. Trying to make a name for our company in the increasingly competitive menswear space is a constant struggle, but it's what I'm most passionate about. And what else would I do? Watch my dreams slowly evaporate away from the confines of an office cubicle? I've tried that. It wasn't who I am.

True passion is rare in this day and age. Whatever sacrifices I've had to make have been worth it, every step of the way. Growing up, there was only one stylish member of my small family, my uncle John. He managed a Repp Big & Tall in Mid-Michigan and had a respect for menswear that I never truly understood until after he had passed. After the funeral, I came to inherit a collection of old photographs from his side of the family. Leafing through, I noticed that he never had the same tie on in any two separate photos. There's something to be said about a man who places that level of care into his wardrobe. 

Daily Fashion Illustration 177, Jake Kuczeruk

Fast-forwarding a decade, I now manage Tie Society- the largest online necktie and menswear accessory rental service. I can tell that it makes my mother proud, not only because I've been successful in my endeavor but because I've been able to carry on the
legacy of her brother, who had no children himself.

Style is bigger than just what you'd find in a magazine or online. It can be a tool for growing the bonds of a family."

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