Matt Hartman – @runnineverlong
Born and raised in Illinois and now living in Arkansas. For my whole professional career I have been an IT professional. I got into fashion about 3 years ago due to a work performance review. Here’s a summary of that story….
Through my professional career I have moved up the ‘food chain’ quickly and end up having a lot of responsibility. My whole life I’ve had the challenge of looking much younger what I am. So while I was meeting with my clients they would report back to my boss why he had a college kid reporting to him. He would then explain to them that I was much older than they thought and had the capabilities to perform the job. While this was happening I had no idea so I come to my performance review and my boss says….you need to ‘dress to impress’. I asked what he meant and he mentioned to me that dressing better will help generate respect from my clients instead of wearing khaki’s and a collared shirt. At that time I had no suits and probably 4-5 ties from high school dances and 3-4 shirts. I decided to search for inspiration online and I discovered Instagram. From there I got inspired from a variety of people and decided to do the same thing and pay it forward. That’s my story…also I’m a father and dad to two boys.
There’s a few awesome press & honors I’ve received doing this hobby: