I was particularly impressed this year with some of the new apparel lines and their principals that I visited with and will comment on some of those in this entry, but first I want to mention how great it was to spend time with the friends I bunk with every year Mike Pifer, Doug MacKenzie and John Brisbane. Walking the show floor is an opportunity to stop and talk with Bob Ford, Cary Sciorra, Cary Cozby, Tony Pancake and Nancy Maunder all of which I only typically see once a year but whose association and benevolence I greatly value.
New and impressive:
Holderness & Bourne – Classic styling with a tailored fit and made in America apparel and accessories. Alex Holderness and John Bourne share a true passion for the game and what they refer to as a “relentless focus” on quality. Keep an eye on these guys.
Carnoustie has also hooked up with Nexbelt to offer a line of upscale belts to the golf market. Tumbled leather with an ingenious one size fits all ratcheting system and designed to complement the line.