Me and Mr Jones
Meet Eric Jones aka Dr. Dapper, the CEO of 'Like Father Like Son' whose vision is “to create the best quality shoes for our customers at the most reasonable price so they won't have to break their wallets while breaking new grounds in fashion”
It's a very busy schedule for Eric. He designs and manufactures each shoe himself, and runs the operation out of his bedroom which doubles up as his office and warehouse. On any given day he can have up to 150 pairs of shoes stacked in the room. It's in here that Eric also prints labels for each dispatch and handles customer queries. This often leaves him with little time for anything else because he's always in his office handling business. But Eric says it's absolutely worth it because “It's crazy how it feels to see your product on someone else's feet”
Eric's story has been featured on Channel 5 news and his rise is also garnering alot of attention online. He also makes time for vlogging and being an entertainer. The other strings in his bow include time spent as an intern when he worked as a Product Development Coordinator at Walmart. He was also a Sales Associate for Aldo shoes and studied apparel merchandising and product development at the University of Arkansas so he has some serious experience.
However, it's been a rocky path for Eric. He lost his mother Gloria weeks before he graduated and it's to her he dedicates so much of what he does. He told me he has subsequently lost his grandmother and father all in a relatively short space of time. Most of us would not survive a test like that but such is the strength and character of Eric, that this has served to galvanise him even more and his story needs to he heard and shared.
To browse his online store and support Eric, visit https://www.lflsshoes.com/
You can follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lflsshoes/