“I don’t think anyone has a better product than us. These people are just slapping a logo on a shirt and calling it a day. They’re actually selling it to people. I would never do that. Never.” – Glen Newell, CEO
Metairie, Louisiana: As a proud US Navy Veteran that served in the Vietnam War, 80-year old entrepreneur Glen Newell has a wealth of knowledge and a genuine passion for fishing. Spending a large portion of his life on the water, Glen fell in love with Louisiana and what The Sportsman’s Paradise offered him. Expanding on his affinity for fishing, Glen runs Home Run Charters Fishing & Lodges company in Venice, Louisiana. However, along with being an outdoorsman, Glen possesses a keen eye for stylish performance fishing gear. Therefore, with decades of business experience, he combined his talents and ideas, to make his own clothing company, Apparel by Home Run.
Fishing always held a special place in Glen’s heart. He believes that protective fishing attire is a necessity, and it must be very attractive for men and women. Armed with a local design team of graphic designers and Louisiana artists, Apparel By Home Run makes a big splash into the waters of performance fishing apparel. Glen wasn’t handed the opportunity to create businesses, like Apparel By Home Run. In childhood, Glen ran away from home at the 15-year old, to escape domestic violence. Before joining the US Navy, he apprenticed under a MAYO Clinic physician, in exchange for food and a roof over his head. After his apprenticeship, Glen attended and graduated from the Balboa Hospital Pharmacy School in California.
In his service, Glen worked on a ship as a pharmacist and provided medication to those in need, during the trials and tribulations of the Vietnam War. When he returned home, Glen built everything he had from nothing, which displayed the American Dream. All he knows is hard work. Even at 80-years old, he remains relentless with his final business. He works with a passion for everything in fishing, fashion, and community.
Glen is a machine, when it comes to perfectionism and quality. With his good judgement, he outfitted his company with workaholic individuals, to power Apparel By Home Run. There’s a new fishing apparel company, superior products, a desire to leave its mark, and it’s here to stay. In honor of the United States and all those who served to protect its freedom, Apparel by Home Run is hiring disabled veterans.
“Love the shirt, good fit and super comfortable! I've gotten so many compliments on this shirt! Thanks Home Run!” – Nathan N.
“The shirts and clothes are super comfortable. I live in Mississippi and it gets hot here. It really makes fishing a lot more comfortable. I’m not one for wearing anything typical, these shirts are one-off and look way better than anything else you can buy. The artwork on them is great, just fantastic.” – TreVante Taliaferro
About Apparel By Home Run: Here in the Sportsman’s Paradise, we share the same passions as you. Our staff of Louisiana natives learned techniques and skills from their legacy leaving ancestors. We create quality, attractive products with high-quality material, UV protection, UPF 50+, moisture-wicking, anti-wrinkle, anti-shrinking, and anti-microbial features, for men and women. Our fully embroidered shirts also share these factors. Our designs are 100% original. Each piece of art is created in-house, by our graphic artists and designers.