Not long after I launched Junior's I was on a phone call when the person on the other end of the line asked me: "So why Junior's? Where did the name come from?"

I'm sure it didn't seem long at all before I started to answer but for those few brief moments I had flashbacks to Uncle Tony and what he means to me and the experiences we shared together in the time our lives overlapped.

Uncle Tony, known as Junior to most of my relatives, introduced me to the energy of New York City, first showed me how to properly iron a shirt, was the life of the party, and genuinely cared for his family.

Sadly, Uncle Tony passed away before I started working in the men's clothing industry. But the one thing my family has all agreed on as they watched me grow as a haberdasher and see the imprint he left on me, is that he would have loved it.