In these past few weeks, the Black Lapel team had the honor and privilege of getting to know Jeremy Lin on a personal basis.  And of course, we also had the privilege of making him some fresh custom clothes.  But first, let us share a couple of observations:

1)  At 23, only a person as humble and down to earth as Jeremy would be able to handle the Linsanity craze that has occurred in this past year.  Jeremy is every bit as genuine, kind, thoughtful and well-intentioned in person as he is in post-game press conferences, interviews, etc…if not even more so.

2)  The media frenzy of Jeremy Lin may have subsided from its peak levels during February of 2012, but the era of Jeremy Lin is just beginning.  No matter how far his talent takes him in the NBA, Jeremy will achieve greatness and be extraordinarily influential not just because of his physical prowess but because of his character, which is built upon faith, dedication, drive and determination.

3)  While Jeremy has good taste, he doesn’t have the slightest clue when it comes to getting dressed up.

So that’s where we came in, to make sure that from now on, he is as well-dressed as he is well-mannered.

Jeremy was selected as one of the 2012 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the world.  It’s a tremendous honor and an extreme rarity for a professional athlete.  Given that he would be mingling with some of the most influential people in the world, he called us up before the event asking us to make sure he would:

Stay fresh on the red carpet…

Look certifiably fit hanging with Dr. Oz…

 

Source: 2012 Kevin Mazur

Look sartorially righteous when he was breaking bread with The Cardinal…

Source: 2012 Kevin Mazur

Be scholarly chic when discussing Ivy League matters with the Tiger Mom…

Source: @AmyChua

Be politically presentable when he was shaking hands with the Secretary of State…

Source: 2012 Kevin Mazur

Jeremy is as solid a guy as they come and simply oozed class and charm in his Black Lapel suit.  So we won’t hold it against him for crashing our site within 5 minutes of tweeting and posting about the suit.  Stay classy Jeremy and godspeed on your recovery.