CLASSIC STYLE BEGINS EARLY
Today would have been my Dad's Ninety-first birthday.
I love this photo of him because it shows what a great dresser he was even as a youth. I'm not certain, but I think this was his freshman year in high school, and already I can see the beginnings of his style showing through.
Dad loved to dress up. In fact I don't think that I had ever seen him leave the house for an event without wearing a tie, and most likely a jacket. Even at this young age, he knew the importance of looking good, and this was a lesson he passed down to me. Something as simple as shining my shoes or putting on a tie, made such a difference. He knew that taking the extra effort to look good was a sign of respect to others, and needless to say, I've inherited that philosophy - and his love of ties.
As I remember my dad on his birthday, I am truly grateful for the lessons he taught me about dressing up, and for the role model he was in my life. Happy Birthday Dad!
Cyril John White
(January 21, 1924 - March 27, 1986)
***Who were/are your style role models?