Hamilton Smith

The reason I got into this business to begin with is because I love clothing. The Locker Room had (and still does) the best of everything and in 2001 George offered me a job. At that time we started TLR Outdoors which was a compliment to but completely different from The Locker Room. So we spun that store off to Festival Plaza in East Montgomery for ten years. John and I ran that store and there my passion for the business and for our friends and customers really grew and matured.

Over the years, we scrapped the canoes, kayaks, etc. (a happy time for me) for Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide but kept the real quality outdoor lines like Patagonia. I have wonderful memories of the old place but I was so excited when George wised up and realized we all needed to be under the same roof. So in February, 2012, we made the move back to where we started, and I could not be happier.

My favorite things we do here are the trunk shows and events which are a fantastic opportunity for our customers to meet the founders and representatives of the brands we carry. We get to really understand the passion and the vision behind the products which is so important. But the most important thing is the folks I work with, it really is a family and I hope you feel a part of it each time you visit us. I’ll leave you with one on my favorite quotes (with apologizes to my English teachers) from the great Deion Sanders. “If you look good, you feel good, if you feel good, you play good and if you play good, they pay good.” There is lot of truth there!