Samantha Smith recently had the good fortune of receiving some incredibly cute outfits from Fore Kids Golf, a luxury clothing company specializing in exceptional quality baby and children’s apparel in timeless, classic designs.
Visit http://www.forekidsgolf.com for more information and to place an order.
Special thanks to Gene Smith, a.k.a. Grandpa, for introducing us to Fore Kids!
Fore Kids: Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved
The literature on Fore Kids promises “high quality” fabric, but every mom (especially one who made a career out of marketing) knows that the promises of slick brochures and fancy-pants websites are often proven completely false once the merchandise shows up. Not in this case. Here’s my review of our experience to-date with Fore Kids apparel:
We’ve yet to hit the golf course, but if clothes are easily wreck-able, Samantha has a knack for wrecking them… before we even get outside. The 100% PIMA cotton Fore Kids uses is incredibly soft–so much so that I must admit my hopes for their durability were not very high. The fabric is so silk-like that I anticipated easy snagging and ugly stretching. After an hour-long photo shoot (and for you parents who’ve ever tried to wrangle your child into sitting still, you know it’s not a delicate process), the clothes look as good as new. I’ll touch more on durability below, but the fabric is obviously very fine with a nice sheen that isn’t overly shiny. Five stars for quality.
Fore Kids Fit
The fit of the clothing seems true-to-size; the 12-to-18-month pink jumper (they call it a collared onesie) fits perfectly on 18-month old Samantha. The large hat was indeed large (and even though this kid has a sizable noggin, I’d put her in a small or medium at this age). The white dress, size 2, is still too big, which was to be expected. The small robe is a good size and still offers plenty of room to grow. And the 12-to-18-month collared shirts fit perfectly; not too short, nor too long. Five stars for fit.
Fore Kids Look
These clothing items look even better on the kiddo than they do in the closet. They seem to keep their shape (unlike a lot of knit clothing that just sloppily hangs off the child) but they have enough give for an active toddler to move around freely.
As far as color goes, most of our merchandise was white–a true, bright white–with one exception: the pink jumper, which I’d classify as pale and soft, unlike many tacky, horrid, too-bright or not-bright-enough hues hanging in Samantha’s closet.
The Fore Kids logo is very understated, which I like, because while I’m happy to have Samantha show off this quality brand, I don’t care to turn my baby into an overly obnoxious walking billboard. Five stars for look.
Fore Kids Durability
You know you’ve found a “keeper” when your kid actually grows out of something before it gets stained to death, laundered to shreds, or just completely worn out. While I can’t comment on how many wears we’ll get out of these clothes yet, I can say they launder very nicely. As the website states, the clothes are intended to last long enough to be handed down, and I’ve seen no indication to the contrary. Be sure to wash in cold water, as the PIMA cotton can shrink.
Overall Fore Kids Golf Clothing Review
I easily rate these clothes as five stars, and am looking forward to chasing Samantha around the Napa Valley vineyards in them later this fall. I didn’t include a category above for “convenience”, but the onesie snaps make changing a snap, and the buttons are a perfect fit for their holes. (If you haven’t experienced the painful frustration of a cheaply made outfit with big buttons and poorly-sized holes, I can imagine this last comment seems rather insignificant, but I assure you, easy buttoning can mean the difference between a simple change and a full-on melt-down.)
Any parent dressing their kiddo in Fore Kids Golf clothes can rest assured their child will be surprisingly comfortable, even in club-approved attire. Grab a few of these outfits for daily wearing, or choose them as your perfect packers for vacations that might inevitably land you in a church, country club, or other dress-specific locale.
About Fore Kids Golf
Bio sourced from http://www.forekidsgolf.com.
Fore Kids Golf premiered at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show. In less than a year, we have secured placement in many of the top 10 golf resorts and clubs as voted by various publications.We are dedicated to providing exceptional quality baby and children’s apparel, in timeless, classic designs. The styling is classic and always appropriate to club rules (collared onesies, no denim, and tennis whites for the aspiring Wimbledon Champion in diapers). Our clothes are made with luxurious soft and durable Pima Cotton and other exceptional textiles, and designed with an active country club baby in mind. The clothing is meant to be played in, admired, washed, and worn again many times over, and preserved for the next generation.