Does your style reflect your personal brand? What is the image that you are portraying? How well are you carrying yourself? Our style of dress and presentation is our first impression to the world. There is a brand working to help emphasize the importance of carrying yourself to a higher standard. Carrington Case is a luxury tech accessory brand that can enhance the everyday lifestyle for men. They specialize in upscale cell phone wallets, lapel pins, tablet cases, and men’s travel cases. Founded by Kevin Carrington, this accessory line has a purpose other than just being stylish. It is no longer just about enhancing your material lifestyle but your personal and social lifestyle, as well. They recently held an event/discussion that was titled, Carrington Case: The Character You Carry.“Resetting the image,” was the theme of the night. On Thursday, Nov 10th 2016, Pocket Square Clothing held an event hosted by Kevin Carrington. Guest Speakers of the night included; Pastor Michael B. Kelley II (Mt. Rubidoux Church), Rodolfo Ramirez (Co-Founder of Pocket Square Clothing), and Jason E.C. Wright (Operations at Pocket Square Clothing Flagship Location). These gentlemen are proving that men of African-American, Hispanic, and other ethnic descents can be perceived as more than the stereotype society dictates. Through the laughs and personal stories you could see and feel their personal commitment to this better lifestyle. This is not just a hobby to these inspirational men but a way of successful living. The discussion covered topics, such as, core character, keeping a positive support system, resetting the image and mindset of men of color in our culture.A simple hash tag, #CarryEverything, was another theme of the night. Meaning, carry everything you have well. Not just in the materialistic sense but the way you walk, talk, your personal philosophy, your lineage, and anything else that is a representation of you, must be carried well. First, understand your core character. Find your passion and use that fire as a stepping-stone for change. Next, surround yourself with a positive support system. All the speakers agreed on that, it is okay to weed out the negative people in your life. As men of color, especially, we get caught up in this culture of trying not to be the sell out. There is nothing wrong with filtering people out of your life that are not helpful to your self-improvement. Then, you build on to the foundation you laid. Pursue your passion, take into account the small details in your life, use your support system, and carry the best version of yourself daily.Sean Walker
Producer. Long Road Productions.
Feature photo: (From left to right) Rodolfo Ramirez, Kevin Carrington, Michael B. Kelly II, Jason E.C. Wright