Moziah Bridges was 12 years old when he (and his mom Tramica Morris) pitched his handmade bow tie business, Mo’s Bows, on Shark Tank. The dapper and darling young entrepreneur from Memphis says he likes wearing bow ties because they make him look good and feel good. He charmed everyone on the show including his future mentor, another dapper gent, Daymond John. One year later, Mo has been named one of TIME’s 30 Most Influential Teens. The list includes Kylie and Kendall Jenner but it also includes Malala Yousafzai and Ahmed Mohamed, the teenager who brought a homemade clock to school and then was arrested because it was mistaken for a bomb.
Mo’s Bows sells bow ties for young men ($30) and adults ($50). And he’s expanded the business to include Pocket Squares ($30). Unless you live in Memphis, the easiest place to buy Mo’s Bows online either on his website or at NeimanMarcus.com.