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Uniform Shelf - another coup for this Kiwi clothing company!

05 November 2015

Uniform Shelf, a boutique technical uniform supplier based in New Zealand, commenced trading this year with significant interest from the discerning international superyacht market. Recently announcing a coup in securing iconic kiwi brand Barkers to its portfolio, interest has quickly translated into uptake with orders in process for the crew of two luxury 100m + vessels in Europe.

“We’re excited to have hit the ground running” says Duthie Lidgard, Uniform Shelf Managing Director.

Duthie Lidgard and his business partner Jeanette Tobin created the clothing agency based on the core values of their award winning superyacht agency, Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ.

A lifelong sailor, Lidgard is also a qualified boatbuilder who spent ten years working in the superyacht industry as a deckhand, engineer and Master 3000gt-certified captain. Coupled with a background in marine custom apparel sourcing and supply, Lidgard is well-versed in, and has a holistic understanding of, the needs of owner, captain, guest and crew.

New suppliers to the NZ Sailing Trust, Uniform Shelf set themselves apart from the market in their unique approach to product testing.

“We review and trial each garment in New Zealand to ensure our clothing offered combines breathable comfort with protection from exposure to rain and wind for people who swim, crawl, climb, walk, run and of course, sail. Our core background in the marine industry ensures the protective quality of our garments comes first,” says Lidgard.

With a broad and diverse range of quality brands that include newly signed Barkers and Line7, Adidas footwear, Havaianas and Stormtech, Uniform Shelf are also a dedicated New Zealand distributor for Musto Technical Apparel. From tailored suits and merino base layers to water sports gear and yacht racing uniforms, a single point of contact can manage all your wardrobe requirements.

“We take pride in supplying uniforms to corporates and to the largest and fastest superyachts around the world. You just need to tell us what you want and when you need it. We will do the rest to get you covered.”



APSNZ plays host during the Volvo Stopover and Cricket World Cup

26 March 2015
APSNZ took advantage of the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover and Cricket World Cup to host clients at events around Auckland.

As the official NZ/Pacific distributor for Musto, we partnered with MUSTO whose promotional events around the Stopover included the official Musto Bar in the heart of the Viaduct. An evening event saw speakers including Nigel Musto and several sailors discussing the evolution of racewear and the use of MUSTO gear in the current edition.

APSNZ plays host during the Volvo Stopover and Cricket World Cup
APSNZ also hosted a group of captains out on the water to watch the in-port racing, with the group loving the experience. " Thank you for the great time yesterday on the water, fantastic hospitality." -Newbuild/owners rep .
APSNZ plays host during the Volvo Stopover and Cricket World Cup
Not forgetting the cricket (and how could you, with the incredible performance by the Black Caps), we also hosted a group of superyacht captains at Match 20 of the ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia vs New Zealand. "Thank you again for organising the VIP tickets to the cricket for us, we had an incredible time" -Captain 50m .
APSNZ plays host during the Volvo Stopover and Cricket World Cup
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