Suited For Success

PIVOT:

Tell our readers a little about your background and what inspired you to start That Suits You.

Kersey:

I grew up in Brooklyn, when Brooklyn was tough Brooklyn. So my childhood was very tough. Everyday seemed like it was a challenge of your masculinity . I was fortunate however to have both parents who set excellent examples of being responsible individuals. My father told me how to be a man and what a father means. That Father/Son relationship is priceless. Unfortunately many young men do not have this in their life. That is one of the reasons why my brother and I started THAT SUITS YOU. TSY looks to fill the need of male role models and mentorship.

PIVOT:

Why was this initiative so important to you?

Kersey:

This ininitiative is crucial to us because if you look at the image of black and brown boys in the media, it is a very nagative one. If you continually see something over and over again you will begin to believe it sooner or later. We need to combat that narrative with a highly positive one. Instead of waiting for someone to make that change I figured why not create it ourselves

PIVOT:

Talk about the various partnerships you have forged to assist with your initiative

Kersey:

We have been extremely blessed to partner with some amazing individuals and companies. Gayle King, Ed Gordon, Pastor Bernard among many others individually and Black Enterprise, HBO, Banana Republic and ABC corporately

PIVOT:

Talk about your new book, Suited For Success.  What inspired you to write the book?

 Kersey:

The book was inspired from the TSY movement .  We just didnt want to provide clothing but we wanted to give information as well. Our motto is to SUIT THE OUTER MAN AND TRAIN THE INNER MAN. Also it does wonders to read about leaders and game changers who look just like you. The young people love that

PIVOT:

What do you hope people take away from your initiative as well as the book?

Kersey:

My vision is to bring awareness and change to the image of men all over. There all so many places across the country and world that can use our program and book. A man wearing a suit speaks volumes so what we provide can help 1 man take care of his family and change his community which can impact his city, state , country and the world

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