Ones to watch: redvanly

by Stephen Garner

Andrew Redvanly decided to start his brand back in 2012 because, like a lot of Millennials, his corporate job just wasn’t making him happy. He left his stable job at a sports talent agency and took a position as a caddy at a local golf club in his spare time for extra cash while he worked to develop his first collection. In spring 2014, Andrew’s first main collection was born with four men’s stop and six ladies’ tops.

Andrew’s first employee was his cousin, Dave Pagana. “When our second collection launched in Equinox and 75 accounts across the U.S., Dave saw the potential for my brand,” Andrew says. “While Dave maintained his full-time job as a road salesman for pharmaceutical drugs he was showing Redvanly samples at country clubs.”

Eventually, Dave quit his day job too after the launch of the brand’s third collection. And the family affair doesn’t stop there. Andrew’s brother Eric left working for restauranteur Bobby Flay in 2017 and joined the family business to handle all operations. Simultaneously, Sean Forman, a close personal friend of Andrew’s, came on board to handle finances.

Now, present in over 400 worldwide stockists, Redvanly is hungry for more. The brand’s bread and butter are its performance tops and outerwear designed for not only the golf and tennis crowd but also people living active lifestyles. And, for this season, the brand is introducing its first-ever pull-on golf short and pant that looks like a regular chino but functions and wears like an active pant.

Keep an eye on this one.