Coral Coast Clothing

Adam Petty & Sam Outerbridge

Brand: Coral Coast Clothing

Mentored By: Amelia Diamond

Sam and Adam have been friends since childhood.   At the young age of 14, they were sent away to boarding school in Canada. After high school at Trinity College, they both attended Queens University in Ontario, Canada. Profound memories of their early years, playing on the majestic island amongst turquoise waters and pink sandy beaches, brought them back to Bermuda upon graduation.

Their careers started in International Business, and more specifically the reinsurance industry. Passionate about dressing well, Sam and Adam were intrigued by the unique business dress code in Bermuda. Button‐ups, polo shirts, and Bermuda shorts replaced the traditional business attire they’d experienced. While they were delighted about the casual approach, they found the “accepted” attire to be humdrum to say the least.   With all of the beauty around the islands, the dress code that included khakis (a lot of khakis) seemed out of place. Indeed, warm weather dictated a sensible approach to dressing – but there was a lack of individual style. The two realized that they were missing out on fashionable options and quality garments that professionals in cooler climates were accustomed to wearing.

Their refined “dress to impress” philosophy drove Sam’s and Adam’s decision that comfort shouldn’t trump style.   They began discussing creative clothing alternatives for their island lifestyle. Their education, business backgrounds, and polished sense of style were the perfect combination for their next stage of life. The two resigned from their respective jobs and set out to develop their brainchild: Coral Coast Clothing.