Classic American style was born in British boathouses, where the very first blazers were fashioned for college rowing clubs. This book, created by champion rower Jack Carlson, offers an insider’s guide to the elaborately striped, piped, trimmed, and badged garments, as well as the stories, elite athletes, historic clubs, and races associated with them. Featuring lush photographs by “prep” guru F.E. Castleberry, Rowing Blazers is a definitive visual feast, transporting readers to the highly atmospheric boathouses, campuses, and team rooms of clubs around the world. For anyone who has raced the rivers or lined the banks, this handsome ode to the eye-catching, evocative rowing blazer is a must.
Jack Carlson, who has raced in the World Rowing Championships and the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Races, won all three of the traditional international rowing regattas in 2013. He is currently a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford University.
F.E. Castleberry is an American fashion photographer. His commercial clients include Ralph Lauren, J. McLaughlin, Club Monaco, Elizabeth McKay, and Penfield. His work has been featured in GQ, Women’s Wear Daily, and Town & Country, as well as in Preppy: Cultivating Style.
Every rowing club has its own set of blazer rituals, myths and traditions. Jack Carlson’s monumental book takes readers inside this extraordinary world, steeped in history and heritage.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss