It’s Unreal that Cutter And Buck Wholesale Is Affordable


Always Buy Cutter and Buck Wholesale from Northwest Custom Apparel

If you’re looking to outfit your Seattle-based company with stylish yet affordable corporate wear, look no further than Cutter and Buck Wholesale. While these golf shirts may have originated on the course, they have become a popular choice for company uniforms. By buying in bulk, you can take advantage of significant cost savings.

History of Cutter and Buck

In 1989, Cutter and Buck commenced their business with the help of lead designer Joey Rodolfo. He gained popularity by designing embroidered golf shirts in vibrant colors, explicitly catering to golfers. These shirts became a massive success among pro shops throughout the country. Later on, Joey joined Tommy Bahama as their chief designer. Northwest Custom Apparel now features the Tommy Bahama shirt line.

A black and white photo depicting a man, identified as Jim Mickelson of Northwest Embroidery, intently working to clear a snag in a large industrial stitching machine. The machine has multiple spindles and threads in a row. The image has a vintage, newspaper-like quality and includes a caption that credits the photograph to Brad Matsen.
Northwest Embroidery Owner Running an Old Embroidery Machine in the late 1980s

The Owner and Leaders of Cutter and Buck

The owner of Cutter and Buck has been Torsten Jansson from Sweden since 2007. Torsten also owns New Wave Group, a Sweden-based company that specializes in producing corporate-branded apparel for consumers. In 2016, Torsten visited Jim and the Northwest Custom Apparel factory.

The image features two individuals labeled as "Jim Mickelson" and "Torsten Jansson." Both appear to be in a setting that has branding for "Northwest Custom Apparel" and "Cutter & Buck.
Torsten Jansson, CEO of Cutter & Buck, flew from Sweden to meet with Jim Mickelson in 2016

Joel Freet is the CEO of Cutter and Buck

Since 2014 Joel Freet has been the CEO of Cutter and Buck. Jim and Joel have an excellent working relationship. Joel’s favorite item is the Cutter and Buck lightweight jacket. Thank you, Joel, for being great. 

Cutter and Buck’s Sales Rep is Rob Headlee

Rob Headlee, a Cutter and Buck sales representative with 19 years of experience, is also a WSU graduate. He presents new clothing pieces to Erik and Taylar of NW Custom Apparel every quarter. During his most recent presentation, he showcased a collection of staff jackets.

A man in a white and blue jacket holds up a striped orange and white shirt in a retail store filled with assorted apparel. To his right, large spools of vibrant pink thread are displayed on wooden shelves. The logo "CUTTER & BUCK" is prominently featured, indicating the brand of the clothing.
Rob Headlee’s sales presentation for Northwest Custom Apparel

Annika by Cutter and Buck

We are thrilled to share that in 2015, Northwest Custom Apparel had the incredible privilege of providing top-notch embroidery services for the renowned US Open event. Of all the vendors present, Cutter and Buck stood out as the largest and most impressive. Our skilled team was tasked with embroidering over 20,000 polo shirts, which we tackled with great pride and enthusiasm. It’s worth mentioning that the lovely Annika Sorenson was the shining face representing Cutter and Buck on the golf course – what an unforgettable experience!

Shriners Children’s Open

We are thrilled to offer custom polo shirts embroidered with the iconic Cutter and Buck logo at the Shriner’s Open golf tournament. This exciting event not only allows for a fun round of golf in the comfortable October weather of Las Vegas, but it also supports the well-being of children in need. We are honored to make a positive impact and hope you join us in this meaningful cause.

A vibrant green backdrop features multiple elements:

A detailed woven label showcasing an emblem with the text "Shriners Hospitals for Children Open."
The logos "CUTTER & BUCK" and "NORTHWEST CUSTOM APPAREL" positioned at the bottom.
A detailed bust of a figure wearing formal attire and a distinctive red fez with a gold emblem, reminiscent of Shriners' traditional headwear.
Embroidery by Northwest Custom Apparel for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Local Benefits of Buying Cutter and Buck Embroidery 

The benefit of Cutter and Buck is their inventory in Renton, WA. Coupled with a large stock of shirts and caps, it is easy to embroider orders quickly. Likewise, we can deliver on time when the client has an event.

In fact, Northwest Custom Apparel is only 20 minutes from Renton. We can get replacement items on the same day. This is why Cutter and Buck are so successful in Seattle.

A red half-zip pullover with the logo 'Bank of America' embroidered on the chest, displayed on a hanger. To the right, an image of a workshop with the words 'Wholesale Embroidery' above shows embroidery machines, tables with fabric, and a light gray patterned shirt with a 'Ford' tag on a hanger
Showcasing quality craftsmanship: From a branded Bank of America pullover to the bustling backdrop of a wholesale embroidery workshop

Why Cutter and Buck is our Pick for Wholesale Apparel

Cutter and Buck teams with Northwest Custom Apparel to offer the best apparel in the Northwest. Your order will ship correctly and fast. Keep reading and learn the reasons you should choose custom apparel.

  1.  34-year partnership with Northwest Custom Apparel
  2.  Affordable prices.
  3.  The Seattle warehouse is near.
  4.  Joel Freet’s dedication as the CEO.
  5.  Rob Headlee’s 19 years of experience.
  6.  Many apparel choices for you. 
  7. Quality embroidery that clients love.
A dedicated team from "Northwest Custom Apparel" posing together in a workshop setting. They are all wearing matching black shirts with the company's logo
Northwest Custom Apparel Embroidery Crew, carrying on the Cutter and Buck partnership

Northwest Custom Apparel is Privileged to carry the Cutter and Buck Line.

We recognize Cutter and Buck’s bags, pens, polos, and 1/4 zip pullovers for their quality and brand recognition. Several Seattle car dealers outfit their sales staff with the Cutter & Buck line. If you want to sell high-value cars, you must have your employees looking sharp. You can never make the first impression the second time.

Northwest Custom Apparel is the Top Supplier of Cutter and Buck Since 1989

We are thrilled to announce that the latest Cutter & Buck catalogs are now available for online viewing! If you would like to receive a catalog, we would be delighted to send one. Give us a call at 253-922-5793, and our fantastic team will make sure you receive Cutter and Buck bags, polos, jackets, and pens to review at your leisure. As a bonus, we also offer the option of having the golf polo embroidered so that you can fully experience the luxurious fabric. Thank you for considering Cutter & Buck products – we truly appreciate your interest!

Young Female wearing a royal blue 1/4 Zip Sweatshirt
Visit the Northwest Custom Apparel Showroom and see the new Cutter and Buck Line.
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Antonio Massey

Production Team: Folder

Antonio Massey recently joined NWCA in June of 2022. His role on the Production Team has greatly improved our processes and productivity. Antonio is always willing to lift heavy boxes or help his co-workers during busy times. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his dog and mastering video games.


Alicia Wada

Shipping Clerk

Alicia Wada is passionate about helping her co-workers at Northwest Custom Apparel in any way that she can. She works in our Shipping and Logistics department. Alicia, who goes by Ali, has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. She lived in Japan for ten years and recently brought her family to America in 2019. She is interested in learning crafts and textile art from around the world.


Erik Mickelson


Erik Mickelson’s position as Manager is more than a job, it’s a passion. It’s always fun and exciting because he enjoys marketing, computers, and coming up with innovative ideas to help NWCA grow. He majored in accounting and finance at Washington State University, graduating in 1996, and returned to school to obtain his Master of Business from WGU, graduating in 2016. Erik continually strives to advance his education through podcasts, audiobooks, and industry tradeshows. He is married to a remarkable and caring wife named Wendy, a Registered Nurse, with whom he shares his many hobbies and a love for the outdoors.



Ruth Nhoung

Production Manager

Ruth Nhoung is our Production Manager and Northwest Custom Apparel is lucky to have her. Thanks to her vast knowledge of machine embroidery and dedication to creating a comfortable and supportive work environment, the production plant runs smoothly and customers are pleased with our work. She is a loving mother and grandmother and enjoys spending quality time with her siblings. She says, “I love everything about Northwest Custom Apparel: the people, the atmosphere, the work, and the customers. I love what I do and I embrace all of NWCA’s core values”.


Steve Deland

Art Director

Steve Deland has been our amazing Artist since 2017. He loves working at Northwest Custom Apparel because he appreciates the goal-oriented, progressive-thinking management style. He is most passionate about his art, which includes scroll saw woodwork, and his five grandchildren.



Taylar Hanson


Taylar Hanson is a highly acclaimed Saleswoman at Northwest Custom Apparel. She has a BA in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles from Washington State University. “Go Cougs!” The best part of Taylar’s job is getting to work with longtime customers who trust us to do the best work and take care of their needs. She is passionate about appreciating nature, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Nika Lao


Nika Lao is very knowledgeable in how the business is ran because she began as an Embroidery Machine Operator and has worked hard to become the excellent and personable saleswoman she is today. She enjoys the stress-free environment and the many chances to connect with her co-workers over potlucks, BBQs, and bowling parties. Nika is a proud sister of two highly successful brothers and can boast mastering three languages herself: Khmer, Thai, and English. She is an avid camper, enjoys going to farmer markets, and loves cooking.


Bradley Wright


Bradley Wright has been a vital team member of NWCA since 2017. As our accountant and knower-of-all-things, Bradley is proud to work closely with his wonderful colleagues. He studied at the University of Washington. These days he dedicates his free time to his new house.


Dominic Nguyen

DTG Operator

Dominic Nguyen recently joined our Direct-To-Garment department. He says he loves the family work environment at Northwest Custom Apparel. In his free time, Dom likes to listen to music, hangout with friends, and play video games. He comes from a very big family which can be very chaotic at times, but is always exciting.


Sothea Tann

Production Team: Trimmer

Sothea Tann recently joined the Production Team in 2022. She finds Northwest Custom Apparel to be a good working environment with helpful and friendly staff. In her free time, Sothea spends quality time with her family and, overall, focuses on a peaceful and happy lifestyle.


Brian Beardsley

DTG Supervisor

Brian Beardsley has been with Northwest Custom Apparel since 2018. He is our DTG Supervisor. Brian loves that he gets to work with high-tech machines in a fun atmosphere. He has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. He said, “I always wanted to create visually interesting assets in a variety of mediums”. In his free time, he enjoys building and painting models, playing video games, designing, and playing his guitar.


UT Tri Tran

Embroidery Machine Operator

UT Tri Tran loves Northwest Custom Apparel so much that, although she has already retired after a long career in machine embroidery operations, she is happy to return part time. She says, “I love the family style work environment and how everyone shares food, laughter, and fun on a regular basis.” In her free time she is dedicated to living a healthy and peaceful lifestyle with her friends and family.



Embroidery Machine Operator

BunsereytheavyHoeu, who goes by Theavy, won our Operator of the Year in 2021. She takes on many roles in the production team. She says, “These are not my co-workers, these are my family! I cherish all the memories we make together”. When she goes home to be with her family, she makes the most of her time with them by holding family get-togethers and even karaoke competitions.


Sreynai Meang

Embroidery Machine Operator

SreynaiMeang is a hard-working Machine Operator. She is most passionate about helping people. Sreynai, who goes by Nai, likes to exercise in her free time and talk with her family in Cambodia.


Kanha Chhorn

Embroidery Machine Operator

Kanha Chhorn has been an Embroidery Operator with Northwest Custom Apparel since 2018. She is delightful and always makes everyone smile and laugh. Kanha takes on additional tasks that allow us to exceed our customers’ expectations. In her free time, she can be found at her local temple or spending quality time with her family and friends.


Savy Som

Embroidery Machine Operator

SavySom is one of our Machine Operators who is passionate about embroidery and sewing. She enjoys working at NWCA because of its flexibility. She has two teenage sons and loves spending time with her family on the weekends.



Embroidery Machine Operator

SorphornSorm has been a Machine Operator since 2011. One of her four sisters works here as well. Her other relatives are in Cambodia. In her free time, Sorphorn studies English, listens to music, and enjoys exercising.


Jim Mickelson


Jim Mickelson, after a successful career with a major oil company, founded Northwest Embroidery in 1977. This was the first commercial embroidery in the Pacific Northwest. Over the years, Jim has become the guru of embroidery never refusing to answer a question or offer advice to his fellow embroiders. Jim and his wife Leeanna raised four wonderful children who went on to successful business careers.

Northwest Custom Apparel
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Steve McMains
Steve McMains
Great place to do business with.
Hector Aponte
Hector Aponte
Splendid service by this team. I needed a job done in one day and without hesitation I was helped. Besides the no notice, need now accommodation, the overall quality of the job of superb.
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anthony mckenna
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katie latimer
katie latimer
This small business is excellent! Great turnaround times and pricing. We've completely switched over to them for our uniform needs. The embroidery looks amazing and very professional. We have gotten jackets, vests, safety vests, hats and uniform polo shirts with them. The screen prints are very resistant to numerous washes. They have been super flexible and patient with us and going through getting PO set up with our company.
Dave Lambing
Dave Lambing
I am the Quartermaster for the Tacoma Fire Buff Battalion. We use Northwest Custom Apparel to produce our uniform articles. Their work is always perfect and done is record time. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Kyle Keehnel
Kyle Keehnel
Our company has been going to NWCA for years and have always encountered friendly service and quality products.
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Smokey B3ar21
Super friendly staff , wonderful products for our company and couldn’t be happier with them
Chuck Schilling
Chuck Schilling
Working with NWCA was like hitting the EASY button! Ten days from our initial meeting to completed shirts and we couldn't be more pleased.
Bret Lauritzen
Bret Lauritzen
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Cassandra Johnson
Cassandra Johnson
Words can't describe how much I appreciate the outstanding customer service I received from Northwest Custom Apparel! I placed an order for two coats that I needed in one week for a Valentines' day gift and Nika made it happen! She was proactive, quickly responsive, and understanding of me needing to see different looks of our company logo. She was incredibly sweet, accommodating, and made every effort to make my order the way I wanted it. A part of me felt bad asking to see the different looks, but she reassured me it was not a problem and was on top of her game! Every staff member I interacted with when I came to their shop was very pleasant, welcoming, and attentive as well. All around great work! Will absolutely use them again and highly recommend!!! Thank you Northwest Custom Apparel!!!