United Legwear & Apparel Co. (ULAC) has acquired the Pro Player brand from Perry Ellis International Inc.
Pro Player apparel is known for its association with officially licensed team gear, particularly jackets, across all big four sports. The brand is also known for acquiring the naming rights to Joe Robbie Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins in the 1990s (the field name was changed to Hard Rock Stadium).
Over the last few years, under Perry Ellis International’s ownership and with major investment from United Legwear & Apparel Co. (ULAC) as a master licensee, Pro Player has been reinvigorated with men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and accessories programs and marketing support via signage in the home fields/arenas of the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, and New York Islanders.
The acquisition of Pro Player expands ULAC’s portfolio of wholly-owned brands.
ULAC is developing a global licensing program for Pro Player across all categories in men’s, women’s and children’s sport and lifestyle apparel, accessories and hard goods, and small exercise and sport equipment.
ULAC has a joint venture partnership with Puma North America, is a licensee of brands including Hurley, Skechers, Champion, Fortnite, and Weatherproof, owns the Pro Player and TicTacToe brands, and is a manufacturer of private-label brands. It manufactures legwear, bodywear, apparel, and accessories.
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