JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Polo AKA The Fur King, CEO and Founder of Exclusive Fashion and Furs
(Dessalines: The Private Collection)
Joey Pinkney: Who inspired you? What did you see when you were younger that influenced you to choose fashion as a profession instead of an obsession?
Polo AKA The Fur King: My father and mother. Really, my whole family stayed sharp. It’s just what they did.
JP: Many people who want to feel “young, fly and flashy” tend to lean towards huge logos and high-dollar names. What can Polo Exclusive Fashion and Furs provide to fashion conscious people who want to be distinguished, yet subtle?
Polo: I’m not really into the big logos. If need them, then sometimes I use them. My concept is this: just be you. My clothing line is bringing swiftness, cleverness and precision to fashion.
JP: Where do you plan to take fashion that it hasn’t been before? What are you doing creatively that is being or will be seen for the first time?
Polo: I’m hoping you will see me, the under dog, on David Letterman or CNN or something. I want you to see me talking about what I do and the success that came my way. Nobody around my way has pulled that off, and I think I can do it. I already killed my haters by making the cover of Against The Grain Magazine. They were upset with that, but that’s what haters do.
JP: You clientele is growing, and you are slowly becoming well known for your freestyle approach to producing custom clothing with your team. Why did you choose North Boston as your base of operations as opposed to your native Bronx, New York?
Polo: It really wasn’t suppose to be Boston. It really just happened. Being from that part of Jersey and that New York area, the hustling is so in us. When I found out about their fashion and their fur game had a shortage, I knew it was “Operation Take Over”. I knew I had the product and the hustling that was so in me. That’s how it all started.
JP: What is one thing most people would be surprised to know about you?
Polo: That a man like me even exists.
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