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Mr. Talented: Foster Youth as Entrepreneur

FC2S Staff | August 16th, 2012

Augustus Shaw Bow Ties Mr Talented Foster Youth FC2S

Augustus Shaw

Meet Augustus Shaw, aka Mr. Talented,

Shaw is a former foster youth who is attending NYC’s SUNY Fashion institute of Technology with the help of FC2S’ Education Training Voucher program. He’s also an entrepreneur pioneering the art of the bow tie.

“I feel at home when I get dressed or decide to create something unique. I create each bow-tie by hand in New York City,” Shaw said during a brief interview.

Inspired by artists ranging from Andre 3000 to Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shaw makes his unique bow ties out of colorful dice, vintage woods and more. And business is booming.

Shaw’s gotten his bow ties out to some big-name celebrities: NBA all star Kevin Durant, Randy Jackson, and Adam Sandler to name a few. As he puts it, “My company is growing by the customer.”

What can we say, the man’s got swagger.

Check out Shaw’s bowties at MrTalented.com.

 

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