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A Shirt Tale: Coral Coast Clothing
Cousins Sam Outerbridge and Adam Petty are looking to take the luxury men’s
sportswear market by storm.
Less than three months since the first shirt was sold, orders are rolling in for the new men’s luxury sportswear company Coral Coast Clothing. But for two former insurance workers who
quit their jobs to pursue their dream of starting a clothing company, it
hasn’t been an easy road.
“The learning curve was steep, but we started by going to New York a
year and a half ago just knocking on doors,” said Sam Outerbridge, who
founded the company alongside his cousin Adam Petty. “We learned
the hard way, paying for samples that weren’t very good and whatnot.
“The hardest thing to learn about New York is that nobody cares
about what you’re doing or who you are. We were pushed out of a fac-
tory and delayed for three weeks because Mary Kate and Ashley Olson
owned the place and wanted to use it.”
The local start-up deals in what has been dubbed “Bermuda WEAR…
a modern take on classic designs that can meet the ever-changing
demands of today’s fashion-conscious young professionals,” according
to the website. Translated out of marketeer-speak, the brand is looking
to take men’s sportswear out of an era founders Outerbridge and Petty
BY W. C. STEVENSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY OLIVER TUCKER