Then his golfing buddies wanted to wear them too. That's how his signature line of apparel was born.
Based in Los Angeles, the johnnie-O brand has attracted the attention of many high-profile golfers, starting with his brother, actor Chris O'Donnell, who wore johnnie-O polo shirts during episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles. Recently johnnie-O apparel, johnnie-o.com was used in an upcoming Farrelly Brothers movie with Owen Wilson, since all three are big fans of johnnie-O. Also, recently computer mogul Bill Gates was spotted wearing johnnie-O. And red-hot Major League pitcher Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants is a great fan of the brand.
The casual brand has a "West Coast preppy style" and now has expanded from polo and golf shirts to include clothing for men, women and children. The line features shirts, belts, hats, socks, sweatshirts, and other specialty items including rain shorts, "wedge" collar polos, and johnnie-O GolfSkins ("arm warmers" to wear under shirts, when the weather is too cold for short sleeves, but too warm for a sweater.)
Now O'Donnell, who grew up with his six brothers and sisters in Winnetka, has brought some of his family along to show off the latest in the clothing line that is sold at Local retailers include E Street in Highland Park, Marion Michael In Winnetka, Ellen's On Elm in Winnetka, and a host of Chicago-area golf shops. He is featuring the men's 4-button polo, the wedge polo for men, women, and kids, as well as the wedge collar polo dress for girls. We are also showing the t-shirts, kids hoodie sweatshirts, men's all-weather shorts, and the men's crew neck sweatshirt. "All of this stuff is great for the summer time and make for great gifts for dad, " John says.
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