George Myrie, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. During his upbringing, there were many obstacles he had to overcome to avoid being a product of his environment. Through it all and with the support and guidance from his close family, friends and mentors, he was able to develop a sense of “stuyle”, confidence, book and street smarts.
As a successful black man having to face many adversities in his daily life, George always knew that he wanted to give back in one way or another. In turn, Bearded Dapper Gents was born. Along with the other members of BDG, he created an initiative to highlight positive images and influences of black men doing great things in their community – supporting black black business, sticking together and representing themselves in a manner that is the complete opposite of what you see portrayed in the media. Everyone needs a support system and BDG is just that.