John Potter best known as “Fur King” is a fashion designer from Teaneck, NJ. Fur King is a legend in the fashion world. The New Jersey native has a speciality in creating unique designs, incorporating genuine fur with different looks, and sells genuine fur coats.
Fur King did an informative interview with Chris Collie on his IGTV series The Benchmark which could be viewed on Collie’s Instagram page @fashionsguyny by clicking here. During the interview, it was revealed that Fur King has been an entrepreneur since he was 4 years old and has been doing fashion independently for over 20 plus years.
Being from Teaneck, NJ, the fashion guru grew up in the same neighborhood as The Isley Brothers, The Sugarhill Gang and the late Muhammad Ali. He is still friends with one of Ali’s daughter’s, Miya Ali, to this day. Living amongst the greats in a thriving neighborhood, Fur King had a great foundation to become a successful Entrepreneur.
Fur King started his career partnering with a fur coat business in New Jersey that later moved to NYC. With that partnership, Fur King independently sold fur coats to his clientele and designed his own clothing as well. He also began to incorporate fur with different pieces to give a more luxurious feel.
Becoming an entrepreneur in fashion was destiny for Fur King. He was told by his peers that he should take fashion seriously after having the reputation of being the best dressed wherever he went. When he decided to go for it, everything aligned for him perfectly. Since then, he now works with several tailors to create versatile designs for his clientele and remains in partnership with the fur dealer.
Fur King’s professionalism and persistence has lead him into the successful entrepreneur he is today. Towards the end of the interview with Collie, he discussed how God is the reason why his career took off the way it did. He shared with the viewers that if you want to be successful in entrepreneurship, always push your brand. If you are a fashion designer, wear your own pieces. You are the face of your brand! It is a magnificent thing to witness Fur King receiving his flowers while he is still here and motivating others to believe in themselves.
“Get your mind right, your time right, and your grind right.”
– Fur King The Designer
Follow Fur King @furkingthedesigner to purchase his designs and to keep up with his journey!