Have you ever seen the television show Family Guy? If so then you are familiar with the expression â€œGiggidy Giggidy,” said by the infamous Quagmire. We are not writing about Quagmire from the highly controversial cartoon series, instead we are writing about a Canadian clothing company called Quagmire. Both push the envelope, both are unique and both make you smile, but only one makes you look good too. The background of this new and innovative company is best described by its creators:
â€œWe started this company as two young, Canadian, guys looking to change the trends in golf fashion. We were tired of our boring golf duds and decided to create a chilled, lifestyle wear. We realized the need for this modern look on such a traditional game when we were working as tour guides, taking young teens through the U.S. to all the major PGA courses. Instead of wearing golf’s big-shot, name-brand clothing to hit the links, we just wore our favorite surf/skate clothes that we felt more comfortable in. not surprisingly, all the young guys rocked the same fashion independence as we did. From this, came the idea to create a line of clothes that are edge and fun, yet respective of the traditional game.
We’ve branded Quagmire as lifestyle wear that can take you from the beach to the course and on to the patio for beer after the game. Even our slogan sticks to this laid back idea as â€œNot Fit for the Fairway”, emphasizes that you don’t have to be a low handicapper to have fun and feel good on the course. Just smash your drives, hang with your buddies and feel comfortable in your clothes.”
THP had several requests from our readers to learn more about this cutting edge company so we went to work and contacted their head of PR, April Jackson. After researching the company and watching Chez Reavie win the Canadian Open Championship all decked out in Quagmire apparel, we couldn’t wait to see it for ourselves. Due to customs it took a few weeks but finally the samples arrived. There were four items inside the box:
1.Men’s white and light blue long sleeved top they call Breeze.
2.Men’s white plaid shorts simply called Plaid.
3.Men’s birch pants they call Darts.
4.Women’s black dress they call Market
My cohort Josh B absolutely LOVED the white and light blue long sleeved shirt. The shirt is almost completely white except for a three inch thick light blue stripe that stretches from the top right shoulder and continues down the right sleeve along with the back left shoulder continuing down the left sleeve. The shirt is just sharp looking, it’s edgy without going over the top. The material is great, lightweight and sweat resistant. It’s perfect for playing golf on a chilly winter morning in Florida, don’t laugh it gets in the 30’s and 40’s in the morning here. The pants and shorts were also very nice, very good quality and very well made, but his top choice was the shirt.
The black dress was adorable. It is knee length and comes with a tie belt for an added feminine touch. My only issue with the dress is that there were no shorts to go with it to keep me covered up when the wind blows on the course. I LOVED that it came with a few colorful tees and a ball marker, what a clever and fun idea! It looks like this particular dress comes in a few different colors which is great, because it’s perfect for the golf course, but like the founders of Quagmire said, it’s great for the course but also great for the patio and spending time with your friends.
We were quite pleased with the items that were sent, however, after looking at their website we see that they have so much more to offer. Their fall line has some incredible polos for men with creative and funky designs, and their women’s line has some great looking dresses and playful pleated skirts. We would have loved to test out some samples from their spring line. Based on the sneak preview we received from a press release Quagmire will be bringing back wiked plaids, bright colors, and unique styles made out of some of their signature fabrics like Quag Gud ‘N Dri and Eco Bamboo.
The quality and creativity behind Quagmire Golf is quite impressive. The colors and designs are like none I have ever seen. Their new slogan for 2009 best sums up their clothing line â€œfrom the greens to the downtown scenes.” We hope to be able to report back to our readers soon with some outfits from their spring line. This stuff is “must try”. To learn more about Quagmire please visit their website at Quagmire.
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