Rowing Blazers has launched a brand new capsule collection with the National Basket Association (NBA). The New York-based label created by Jack Carlson takes inspiration from the classic collegiate style prevalent from the 60s to the 90s for this collection. He also pointed his inspirations for this specific collection from the 1965 Japanese book Take Ivy, in which the book's photography referenced in the capsule collection's cookbook.
Jack Carlson had this to say about the collection,
"The book was created by a group of Japanese guys who came over to the US in the early '60s. They photographed American college kids in their natural habitat and inadvertently created a style bible. For the Rowing Blazers x NBA collection, I looked at Take Ivy, and I also looked at how some of my all-time favorite NBA players were dressing when they were in college. I thought about the kinds of things I like to wear and just wanted to make timeless, elevated pieces, inspired by old-school Americana but luxe and really well-made."
Rowing Blazers is well known for its high esteemed collections, one of which the brand delivered tribute pieces to honor the late Princess Diana in recent months.
The brand's newest slam dunk collection with the NBA boasts both apparel and accessories. The collection features famous team logos for the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, and other renowned team logos.
The extensive capsule collection includes classic designs from the brand, such as rugby shirts, suit jackets, blazers, hoodies, college intarsia sweaters, and white corduroy trousers. Rounding off the collection, the brand has also partnered to release fashionable accessories. The accessories match the collegiate aesthetic with the schoolboy style scarves, belts, banker bags, and an all-official NBA basketball that has been given the regimental striped Rowing Blazer treatment.
The Rowing Blazers X NBA capsule collection has now launched on February 11. Retail prices for the collection pieces range from $40 to $895.
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