Behind every successful man there stands a powerful woman, and for many a man, that woman’s name is Mom. No matter how popular or successful he becomes, there’s one person who knows him to his core. No matter how important a station he holds or how large an empire he creates, there’s one who sees right through him.

 

For our inaugural Man Issue, we captured some well-known men of Arkansas and the women who brought them up, kept them humble and even today serve as their greatest cheerleader.

 

To every Mama’s Boy out there, this is for you.

 

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DANIEL ROBINSON,

Banker/Philanthropist

DEBBIE ROBINSON, Daniel’s Mom

 

When Daniel was a teenager, we took a trip to the Czech Republic, and he got to experience playing soccer with a Czech pub team. He scored their only goal in that game. There was a lot of ruckus over that. One team was saying, “You got scored on by an American.” The other team was saying, “You had to get an American in order to score.”

 

Daniel would try anything. He rode a unicycle, he’s a side magician. That’s how he gave his wife, Tiffany, her engagement ring, in a magic trick. They dated for seven years, so he had to try to figure out a way to surprise her. So, he decided in one of his magic tricks, he would have the engagement ring, and he told Tiffany he was going to do this trick, and he wanted her to participate. But she said, “I know that trick.” He said, “Well, it’s new. I changed it up.” So, he managed to pull it off.

 

Debbie: DKNY dress (black/white, $149); J Renee shoes (navy, $89); Simon Sebbag earrings ($135); UNODE50 bracelet (silver, $155/$200), ring (silver/pearl, $155), nail bracelet (silver, $170), ring (silver, $110), dragonfly ring (silver $125)

 

Daniel: Horn Legend shirt (black/white, $130); Johnnie O “Cross Country” pant ($135) and shoes “Knit Range Runner” ($168); Emelio Scott belt ($98)

 

MEN’S CLOTHING SPONSOR:
MR. WICKS, 5924 R Street, Little Rock,
(501) 664-3062 (mrwicks.com)

 

WOMEN’S CLOTHING SPONSOR:
DILLARD’S, Multiple locations
(dillards.com)

 

HAIR/MAKEUP SPONSOR:
THE FIX SALON, HANNAH KARR
3700 Old Cantrell Road, #101,
Little Rock, (501) 319-4554
(fixsalonar.com)

 

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