If you see me in public, you’ll probably catch me in New Balance or Lululemon.
I try to dress somewhat respectable. I’m not walking the streets in a suit and tie, but I don’t like going around in a ripped-up hoodie and jeans, either. I like to strike a happy medium, which means I often look like I’m on my way to or from the golf range.
A good collared shirt and nice shorts ensure I look presentable when I coach and fulfill my other responsibilities, and I like the feeling of presenting myself positively.
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Fortunately, I’m sponsored by New Balance, which means I get some free clothing. I take advantage of that, and with how New Balance has changed over the years, its stuff is getting better and better. Its shoes had the reputation of the “dad shoe,” something clunky and big that provides comfort over aesthetic – function over fashion, so to speak.
But that’s no longer the case. Now, New Balance offers way more style, and it has everything from athleisure to coats and jackets. It has become one of my go-to brands when I dress myself in the morning.
Lululemon originally started in Vancouver, and I grew up in Coquitlam. It’s international now, but it wasn’t always, and I was around for when it was popping up in my area. It has more than yoga clothes, and I appreciate the comfort and style my Lululemon clothing brings.
When I’m heading to the field, it’s a different story. That’s when the gear bag comes out, and the net wraps are crucial. But casual settings are a different situation.
I wouldn’t say I have a particular style. There isn’t a unique look I go for. I don’t put tons of energy into my outfits. But I aim to look professional and presentable while maintaining comfort and practicality. If that means I look like I just came from shooting a 56 on the back nine, then so be it. It could be worse.