Akil serves as an Academic Advisor for the Educational Opportunity Program at Buffalo State College. He tells us he believes in a lot of things but being overdressed and over educated is not one of them. His interest in menswear and fine tailoring came about when he started my first internship in graduate school and he was the youngest and only man of color in most of his courses. As he quickly realized that the way you dress says a lot about you, Akil decided that in order to be respected and taken seriously amongst his peers and supervisors, he would dress for the role that he was aspiring for. Akil also runs a blog, Dapper Advisor, through which he inspires other young aspiring professionals to dress well for their body, lifestyle, and career.
"It's almost impossible to walk across the Rice University campus with Y. Ping Sun, wife of Rice University president David Leebron, without her being stopped by admiring students and faculty. She is so well-liked, in fact, that shortly after arriving in Houston in 2004, the students elected her homecoming queen."
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