Introducing: Rowing Blazers[socials/]
With KITH collaborating with Tommy Hilfiger, Palace with Polo Ralph Lauren, and Lacoste with GOLF le FLEUR, it's clear that the time has come for the rejuvenation of Prep, particularly as it moves towards the Post-Ivy era. Starting as a pop-up store in New York’s Soho district, Rowing Blazers’ pennant flag has remained planted ever since, and is now known for its award-winning jackets, rugby shirts, and dad hats. Community-minded and iconoclast, Rowing Blazers is a youthful, irreverent menswear label dedicated to the idea that the classics can be cool; that being authentic and inclusive go hand-in-hand; and that there is an inherent value in doing things the right way — a universal respect for "the real thing."
Before the label was launched, co-founder and former national campion oarswoman Keziah Beall used the stripes of a vintage croquet wicket for inspiration, and designed waht would become the brand's signature stripe. RowingBlazers has made jackets for both men and women in the house Croquet Stripe since day 1,and they've graced the backs of celebrities from actor Will Ferrell to Olympic gold medalistKerri Walsh, menswear icon Poggy "the Man", and Lance Thomas of the New York Knicks.
The Rowing Blazers Fall/Winter 2019 Collection is inspired by the desire to cling to youth and the inevitability of "growing up," with references to films like St. Elmo’s Fire, Georgetown and the TV series Friends. Founder Jack Carlson believes that classic American collegiate style transcends narrow and artificial categorizations like "Ivy style," and reaches beyond the baggage that comes with these constructs and labels. Collegiate, by definition, is the intersection of traditional and youthful culture - an honest sense of irony and irreverence - is the most important element that inspires the entire range of garments. With a healthy dose of irony, the Rowing Blazers Fall/Winter 2019 Collection reimagines styles for a post-Ivy, post-streetwear, post-rules era, with pieces that work as well in the city as they do on campus. Seeing red, yellow and green at cuffs, collar and hem of the Cricket Sweater, it is one notable piece from the season crafted by traditional four-gauge cable knit. Other highlighted pieces include the Aztec Jersey Blazer, Number 4 T-Shirt and the Color Block Rugby Shirt.