We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrius Maddox and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Andrius, is there something you believe many others might not?
Its often stated to employees and entrepreneurs that you have to be focused on one thing in order to be successful. This is a total misconception of what success is. I believe that you can try and do anything that peaks your interest. You never know what untapped skills you may possess that can enhance your skills to further your brand and/or career aspirations.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been a fashion stylist and influencer for the past 4 years. What aroused my interest in fashion is the joy of confidence clothes, shoes, and accessories bring to someone who may not feel as though they cannot. What sets my business apart from others is that I take each experience very personal. I want each customer to feel their experience with me is positive, constructive, and life changing. In my professional career, I have experienced many difficult and devastating challenges that have molded me to the person I am. With faith in God and determination, I have been able to overcome lots of hiccups. It wasn’t easy, but I needed to go through certain trials so that I can never be in those situations again. The lesson I have learned in my career and business is to never be discouraged by comments or actions of others. We sometimes lose focus of what we’re truly called to do based on negative responses of others who may not truly understand your vision. Negativity will always thrive, but you have to block it out and strive for your dream because everyone is not meant to see your vision. What I want people to take away from my brand is that being the best you depends on how far you are willing to go. TheModernMan is here to captivate the presence of power, confidence, and respect. I want everyone to feel at their best at all times, and to never make excuses for not feeling and being your best.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As we all know, Atlanta is the mecca of all diverse and multicultural activities and events. The various places would be ideal for a perfect trip: Food: 1. STK 2. The Flying Biscuit 3. Sweet Auburn Curb Market 4. Juicy Crab 5. Fogo De Chao Nightlife: 1. Insta-Blue Lounge 2. Whiskey Blue 3. Peter Street 4. SIVA’s Hookah Bar and Lounge 5. PASHA Lounge Activities: 1. Atlanta Belt Line 2. I-Fly- Indoor Sky Diving 3. Stone Mountain Walk-up Trail

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout Dapper Dan of Harlem. Dapper Dan has been an influencer of men style for decades, influencing generations of fashion creatives.

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