So I'm late to posting my week 5 of my stranger challenge... but motherhood and running a business tends to put me behind on some of my projects like this... But I don't want to skip a week, since I do really love this project. So this last weekend I was with my mom at Santana Row when we walked into Franco Uomo. This is when we met Ike. Ike is one of the kindest souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. When he saw Archer he said, "what a beautiful and unique creation of nature." Poetic right? I felt like everything this man said was poetry. My mom probably spent the next 30 minutes talking to him, amazed at his peaceful demeanor and poetic language. He was just a man that you couldn't be around without feeling an overwhelming sense of peace, which is honestly so rare to find nowadays.
I also spoke to David, who I have met before, and learned more about his story. I think it's so fun to hear someone's story. To get to know them on a more personal level and hear how they've overcome adversity to get to where they are. Everyone has a story, and to hear where they came from, where their roots are, and where they started is amazing. Both David and Ike had beautiful stories and their success today are proof that kindness and good character can get you far in this world.
I love Franco Uomo, their products are such high quality and the character behind those that work here make me want to support them even more. So I couldn't leave before taking some photos throughout the shop. If you haven't checked them out before, I highly suggest you do. You won't find another luxury menswear brand like Franco Uomo.
Franco Uomo- Santana Row
333 Santana Row # 1040, San Jose, CA 95128