American star fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger may be regarded as an
icon in the world of fashion and style, but Tommy says that his own
personal style is rather very boring and limited.
"I'm pretty boring when it comes to clothes. I have 50 white
shirts, 50 chinos, 50 pairs of jeans and 25 pairs of white
sneakers. Some navy and grey suits and black and brown shoes. It's
more of a uniform, really," said Tommy.
Talking about his success, he said that "inability to read well" in school and being a dumb one in his class made him look for an
alternative route in life and then he started his first luxury
fashion store just at the age of 17.
"I did it as a result of my inability to read well. I actually
didn't realize I was dyslexic until later on in life, but I thought
when I was in school that I was just one of the dumb ones. I felt
like I was not going to succeed... And I think it probably
motivated me to think of what else I could do," he said.
"I came to the conclusion when I was 17 that I should be in
business," he added.
The fashion mogul also added that he had started from the
"I drove five hours to New York City and I bought 20 pairs of
bell-bottom jeans on the streets in the Village. I took them back
to my school parking lot, sold them to my friends out of the trunk
of my car, and with the profits, I opened my first shop and my
business started taking off," Tommy said.