When attending Surf Expo last month, Florida by Water was fortunate enough to visit the Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. (JBCC) booth where we met Randy Ramsey, the company’s president. Randy has been a leader in the boating industry for the past 30 years, and was officially unveiling his new company’s line of coastal-inspired clothing for men and women.
Those familiar with boating and, in particular, custom sport fishing boats, will recognize the Jarrett Bay name as one of the most prestigious companies in the industry. The new clothing collection stood out as an authentic and well-designed addition to the resort wear typically found at the show. In addition to the usual t-shirts and shorts found at Surf Expo, Jarrett Bay featured cardigans, maxi dresses, rompers, long- and short-sleeve woven shirts and pullovers. Check out these photos to get a sense of their style.
Why did Randy choose to expand Jarrett Bay into a line of clothing? We asked, and Randy pointed out that even though Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. is brand new, Jarrett Bay has actually been in the apparel business since 1986. Originally, just t-shirts with images of the Jarrett Bay custom boats were sold at the Jarrett Bay store in Beaufort, NC. But Jarrett Bay fans clamored for more apparel and so, Randy and his team formed JBCC to create a clothing line that represented the coastal lifestyle while upholding the quality and craftsmanship of the Jarrett Bay name.
Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. can be found at http://shop.jarrettbay.com and, over the next four weeks, Florida by Water will be holding a weekly giveaway of a Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. item via our Facebook page.