I started E.F. Meeks 3 years ago to keep my grandfather, Eugene F. Meeks, spirit alive. He loved to wear bright and unique coats and had a personality that fit them perfectly. He once was the fastest halfack in the country at UK and went on to a successful career in the Air Force. When I was in college he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Sundowner's after already battling and beating a cancerous tumor wrapped around his spine. He taught me alot and I took his passing hard; wanting to not let a disease ultimately define him I decided to start wearing his bright sport coats and suits to Keeneland and events to memoralize him and get to say his name again if someone asked the origin of the coats. I always enjoyed mixing the new and old styles to come up with a one of a kind memorable outfit. Fast forward three years ago and I had the opportunity to start this company to take that love for color and unique patterns and make men's accessories. With each piece sold my grandfather's name stays alive and his spirit lives on.