After 10 years of sporting J.Lindeberg’s trendy threads, Camilo Villegas announced via Twitter that he has signed a deal to rep apparel from new brand, AG Green Label, in 2015. This marks the second time in as many years that a player has made an apparel change within days of being named to GolfThreads’ best dressed list. (Graham DeLaet moved from Sligo to Puma last year after being named to our best dressed list of 2013.)
While AG Green Label may be a new brand in the game of golf, Adriano Goldschmied is anything but new to the world of fashion. Many of you probably have a pair (or pairs, in our case) of AG jeans in your wardrobe. (And no, this doesn’t give you permission to show up on the first tee rocking some denim.) Prior to AG Green Label, the closest Adriano Goldschmied came to golf apparel was a denim collaboration with TravisMathew.
Look for AG Green Label to launch its debut collection on January 22nd, which ironically coincides with the PGA Merchandise Show. After a quick look at images of AG Green Label’s Instagram and Facebook accounts, it is safe to say that the brand has our attention thanks to clean designs, modern fits and kits that easily transition from the course to the clubhouse and beyond.
While it will be weird to see Camilo teeing it up in anything but J.Lindeberg, we can’t say we are terribly surprised. Other than a win at the Wyndham Championship in August, we haven’t seen his name on many leaderboards since his victory at the 2010 Honda Classic. In the process, Jamie Donaldson has supplanted Villegas as the face of the brand. J.Lindeberg also signed Web.com Tour grad, Carlos Ortiz, back in October. Rumors are also flying about a top young player officially joining J.Lindeberg’s team in the coming days.
In a classy move by both player and brand, Villegas and J.Lindeberg exchanged mutual thanks and appreciation via Twitter for a relationship that spanned a decade.
Stayed tuned. We hope to learn more about AG Green Label at the PGA Merchandise Show in a few weeks.