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Taylor Draper
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While storefronts are shutting down, digital custom suit brand, INHERENT opened a brick and mortar store in midst of pandemic. Though expanding on the digital front, the personal tailor with impeccable service and the convenience of a digital concierge understood the importance of human connection and touch and interaction with fashion. INHERENT inspires bold confidence through custom menswear, providing modern-day “suits of armor” while empowering communities to speak openly about mental health. Built to battle the all-too-common “walk it off” and “man up” approaches to mental health struggles, Inherent Clothier helps men build a fully functional, versatile wardrobe that awakens inherent inner confidence and authentic self-expression. The first INHERENT store opened their doors in June 2021 and plans to expand internationally. 
Taylor Draper, CEO and co-founder of INHERENT can relate and talk to many , as he has dealt with his own struggles with depression, Opening up about feelings through fashion, Draper is offering everyone to walk in his shoes, and suit, literally. Taylor’s eye opening story started when his marriage was struggling and and he was at a very low point, one thing he decided to do for himself, and his marriage was to get up, get dressed (in a suit) every day, this was the start of Draper advocating for his own health. Suiting up saved his marriage and never looked back.
Both a couturier and a movement, Inherent Clothier proudly partners with local and national organizations helping to build awareness around men’s mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. Proving that, together, “We are strong. We are courageous. We will overcome.” Get a first look at upcoming events, collaborations, and new collections on Instagram @Thisisinherent, Suited for wellness. Built for confidence.

Taylor Draper is the CEO and co-founder of INHERENT: custom made menswear that offers personal styling with a mental health mission. Built on Draper’s own struggles with depression, INHERENT designs modern-day “suits of armor” that awaken the inner confidence to battle anxiety, overwhelm, and self-doubt. Following a troubled childhood in Anchorage, Alaska, Draper reached the age of 15 weighing over 300 pounds and was diagnosed with clinical depression. At 16, he and his mother relocated to Colorado Springs, where Draper found the courage to make a fresh start and get healthy - both physically and mentally. A natural entrepreneur, he left home at the earliest opportunity to establish a website and graphic design company at age 18, where he learned the basics of business-building, marketing, and brand development. In 2017, after years of demanding 60-hour work weeks, Draper found himself battling crippling self-doubt, struggling with weight gain, and facing divorce. In order to save himself and his marriage, Draper sought healing and support through extensive counseling and found confidence in the most surprising of places: his wardrobe. “I realized that caring for myself and my appearance gave me the confidence to show up to counseling appointments, helping me build strength to pick up the pieces of a broken marriage and begin to repair.” 

Draper established the brand INHERENT which started as an online custom suit store where men could shop affordable luxury styles in the comfort of their own home. Today, their flagship store is open in Colorado Springs and the company advances men’s mental wellness through their non-profit: Foundation by Inherent. The Foundation by Inherent is creating programs, resources, and events to change the face of men’s mental wellness. A portion of all sales made, and employee’s time gets put directly into the Foundation. The larger goal for Draper is normalizing feelings of anxiety, depression, or self-doubt while sparking honest conversation around mental health, ultimately giving men the confidence and courage to speak out. 

“My mission will not be complete until phrases like ‘walk it off’ or ‘man up’ are redefined in our vocabulary to mean that a man is in touch with his feelings, and can communicate them in a healthy way. Every man’s first instinct should be to open up about feelings of overwhelm or depression without shame, guilt, or fear.” Through Inherent, Draper helps men build fully functional, versatile wardrobes that awaken confidence and authentic self-expression. The company also partners with local and national organizations working to empower individuals and communities to speak openly about mental health. A fan of golf, MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and Formula 1, Draper recharges by playing golf and spending time with his family. Learn more at Get a first look at upcoming events, collaborations, and new collections on Instagram @Thisisinherent.Suited for wellness. 

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