It was a dream come true for Vincent Myles, when he opened New Man Clothing in Kingdom Square Mall, Capitol Heights.
He had always wanted to start his own business so that he could help the community in the only black-owned haberdashery in Prince George's County.
The 1,600 square foot store offers men's casual wares, dress-up attires and VIP services. The business also offers in-store design and has its own tailor. It also has a personal VIP room for clients who want to purchase international goods.
New Man Clothing is also planning to offer discounts to senior citizens, youth, non-profit and church groups.
A member of Union Bethel AME in Temple Hills, Myles started this business in his Camp Springs home in April 2003, after going through some difficult times, which has made him stronger.
Harry Seawright, pastor of Union Bethel AME in Temple Hills and Brandywine is part owner and investor in the store.
Part of profits of New Man Clothing will be earmarked for scholarship and other assistance to students in the community, provided the business is a success.
Myles is also starting Total Concepts, a high school program that will teach students to start their own businesses, which will make them self-sufficient to spend for their studies.