Suit Your Life: Kwame Jackson's Krimson by Kwame & How to Tie a Bow Tie
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

After making a name for himself as a finalist on the first season of Donald Trump‘s reality series, The Apprentice, Kwame Jackson continued to make waves in the business world. The always stylish Harvard Business School graduate tapped into his entrepreneurial spirit with the launch of his executive neckwear line, Krimson by Kwame.  Available online and at Macy’s, the brand has been a huge success and has expanded to now include bow ties.‘s resident menswear expert and Suit Your Life columnist Gardy V. Guerrier recently caught up with Jackson at Macy’s famed Herald Square location in New York City to discuss the evolution of Krimson by Kwame. As an added bonus, Jackson and Guerrier demonstrate how to properly tie a bow tie and make an impactful statement with your neckwear. –Anslem Samuel

Videographer: Melissa Johnson

Special thanks to Raedawn Johnson, Sheila Gaillard & Macy’s Herald Square

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Gardy V. Guerrier

Someone once asked me what I did for a living and I gave them the simplest answer I knew, "I panhandle, shop, and telemarket". A slightly more complicated answer is that I am the Co-Managing director of a nonprofit, Hearts4Haiti Global initiative (H4HGI) that raises funds through large-scale fundraising events, grants, and partnerships to create, implement, and oversee programmatic initiatives in Haiti. I’m also an image consultant that counsels individuals—primarily men and corporate clients—on appearance, behavior, and communication skills through individual consultations, coaching, presentations, seminars, and workshops. Lastly, in my free time I write about my two passions—fashion and travel—in my Suit Your Life column here on