Cult New York fashion brand Rowing Blazers has today launched a 12-piece unisex capsule collection with heritage British sports brand Umbro, consisting of football jerseys, shorts and coach jackets.
The classic Umbro styles have been reimagined with Rowing Blazer signature patterns and fabrics, including its trademark croquet stripe, its gun club check house tweed pattern, a navy and red zig-zag stripe and a classic “Gordon Modern” tartan. The collection also includes a croquet stripe Rowing Blazers x Umbro football.
Each of the Rowing Blazers x Umbro jerseys feature design details including the Rowing Blazers logo in the sponsor logo placement, and Rowing Blazers’ founder Jack Carlson’s personal coat of arms, granted to him by the College of Arms in London — with references to his time on the national rowing team, and career in classical archaeology.
Carlson said: “I grew up with Umbro. Living in England as a little kid in the early ‘90s, it was the weekend uniform. During the week, the school blazer was quite literally the uniform. Umbro was innovative in creating patterned soccer jerseys. Their sublimated geometric patterns, the creative use of stripes, even tartan and, of course, their famous checkerboard design, have always been inspiring to me.
“I collect soccer jerseys too, and love wearing the funkier ones. A good, collared soccer jersey in an unusual pattern often beats a polo. I also live in soccer shorts when it’s warm out. It’s an honor to be collaborating with such a legendary name on this Rowing Blazers tribute to ‘The Beautiful Game’.”
Prices for the collection range from £70-£280, available exclusively from today, 26 March, 2021, at Rowingblazers.com.