Malcolm Jenkins, the former All-American safety for the Buckeye and currently playing for the New Orleans Saints, has decided to get into the BOW TIE business. Yes folks, Jenkins is now the ‘CEO’ of Rock Avenue Bow Ties, and he is showing off his bow tie knowledge on his website, http://www.rockavenuebowties.com/ . Malcolm, who has always been known to wear some unique and sometimes quirky bowties, also sells pocket squares.
The name ‘Rock Avenue’ originates from the main street in the city where Jenkins grew up, Piscataway, New Jersey. He also comments, “It was the main vessel in which people went to and from. The experiences I’ve had and people I met by way of this avenue, whether good or bad, have helped mold me into who I am today. My personality, my style, my confidence has all been developed over years of experiences. So I started this company to share with the world the fruits of my influencers. So if you’re a fan, a friend, or just a customer of mine then Maybe… just maybe… Rock Avenue has also influenced you.”
On his affinity for the colorful fabric, Jenkins says, ” When I initially began incorporating bow ties into my wardrobe, I did not realize I was entering into an entirely new fashion forward community. As I continued to grow into my own style, bow ties became my center piece and I fell in love! The variety of colors, fabrics, prints and silhouettes create a timeless look for anyone. Each bow tie is as unique as the person wearing it, giving you a fresh, custom look each and every time. These pieces can be formal and clean or casual and fun….”
Malcolm was one of the best DBs in Ohio State history, During Jenkins’ senior season, he was a consensus All-American and winner of the Thorpe Award as college football’s best DB, becoming the first Buckeye since Antoine Winfield to capture that honor. That success gave him the swagger and colorfulness he has today. He is already having a fruitful career with the New Orleans Saints, with this year being his 5th in the Saints. Last year was arguably his best year so far in the NFL, with 94 tackles, and an interception.