22 February 2020
Yesterday, USRowing announced that the organisation had entered a partnership with Rowing Blazers to become the Official Supplier of Blazers and Heritage Apparel for USRowing.
In a press release Jack Carlson, founder of Rowing Blazers, said: ‘I’m so proud that Rowing Blazers has partnered with USRowing.’ Carlson, who is a three-time national team member and 2015 World Rowing Championships bronze medalist, continued, ‘We’re proud to support the current crop of athletes training for the world championships and Olympics. Our capsule collection is inspired by the history and heritage of USRowing – from the Boys in the Boat who won gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and their uniforms to the present day.’
Rowing Blazers was founded in New York City in 2017 by Carlson and his girlfriend, national champion oarswoman Keziah Beall. The brand began as a book, which Carlson researched and wrote while studying at Oxford University. Rowing Blazers the book is about the colorful and eccentric traditions, myths, and rituals related to the blazer at rowing clubs around the world.
‘We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rowing Blazers as the Official Supplier of Blazers and Heritage Apparel to USRowing,’ said USRowing Chief Domestic Officer and Interim CEO Susan Smith. ‘We’re excited to be working with Jack and his team to create an inspiring and fun collection for our members and the rowing community. At its core, Rowing Blazers celebrates the history and heritage of our sport. Many folks don’t know that blazers actually originated with our sport as a type of “warm-up jacket” for Oxford and Cambridge oarsmen and grew in popularity from there to become the sports jacket that blazers are known for today.’
To see USRowing Collection, click here.