Necessity is the mother of all invention, and this was the case for me as well. I struggled with trying to carry all of my gear in my existing pockets. I knew I didn’t want to deal with a backpack and there was no way I would consider carrying a man purse. Unsatisfied with the how the clothing of the day addressed my needs and the lack of other options, I decided to solve this problem for myself and in doing so, solved it for everyone else.
My “entrepreneurial itch” started early. During college at The Ohio State University, I created a “Buckeye Men” calendar. It was a massive success. We sold out shortly after announcing it and I was even profiled by a few local publications.
After college, being the dutiful son, I reluctantly went into the family business, selling cemetery plots door-to-door in Baltimore. It was a real dead-end job, and, no, people were not dying to get in.