How does one develop a passion? For Paul Peart it started early. When the ladies in the family took on the mission to tailor dresses for women a the village in Jamaica, it was Paul who was sent on foot in the blazing sun to buy thread in the store several kilometers away. He felt early on that it pays to do things the right way the first time. There were many tears on both seamstresses and errand boy if the garment was not as ordered and everything has to be done again.
Eventually Paul moved to another village where his grandmother every month competed with the women in the village to have the finest dress in church.
Interest in clothing and style grew and soon he developed his own style which differed from everything else in the village. Some people cling to their principles, Paul clung to his uniqueness. In school he grew to be a rebel as he broke school uniform rules. this led to sanctions and detentions, but at least he was stylish where he sat.