I am Michael Summers and I have been in the Men's clothing
business since 1977. I entered the business as a part time salesman in the first mall store in my town. I learned
how to dress windows, tailor pant bottoms, and merchandise a selling floor. I have been a manager, buyer for both sportswear
and tailored clothing and all around retail guru.
on the road as an assistant to learn the wholesale side of the business in 1991 selling Bon Vivant Suits, Tony Lambert Sweaters,
Glen Oaks Slacks, and Tulliano Sportswear. I hit the streets hard form Connecticut to Virginia getting my salesman's
education the hard way! I left that opportunity to begin selling ladies jeans for I.C. Isaacs under the BOSS label.
I traveled with them for only 8 months when I was offered a chance at my own territory, for the Men's and Women's
collection of BOSS.
I made a name for myself in my new home
of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the Southeast territory. I stayed with BOSS until it was no longer manufactured and
then sold the new collection of Urban Expedition for I.C. Isaacs. After a short run it also was no longer manufactured.
I was asked to come back to Isaacs and handle the Girbaud line
for them and once again I made my mark in the territory. I had always known that something was not being addressed while
selling the Girbaud line and found a connection in Peru with the Marquez family through one of my fellow reps.
I created a name from an Italian dictionary meaning Rich Guy and that name
is Ricco Tizio. It spoke to a need in the market that was still calling for "Hook Ups" the product was
launched 4 years ago and has today evolved into an international business with many facets. It gives me a great source
of pride to have been working in the industry that I love for over 30 years. I have many new lines that I represent
and I am certain that I have something that will fit in your store. I look forward to working with you in the near future.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know my