Detroit Free Press

Detroit man quit his high-paying job to start fashion line — and made it big

Montee Holland always wanted to be well dressed. 

He wanted it so badly that he made it a priority everywhere he went. At Cody High School in Detroit, he’d take note of his administrators and coaches who never showed up to school wearing anything less than their best. In the Marines, he used his station in Japan to seek out new fabrics and patterns, designing his own suits at pop-up shops in the Southeast Asian countries he visited. 

He wanted it so badly that he left his high-paying pharmaceuticals job to start his own fashion line, to finally take his talent of dressing himself and others and transform it into something bigger.