This new release from Vendome Press was fascinating from both a sartorial and athletic perspective. Having never rowed myself and having limited exposure to the lengthy tradition, I learned a lot from reading this. I guess I never had considered the roots of the "blazer" and how it came to be in both England and America.
Rowing has a rich tradition and the author of "Rowing Blazers", champion rower Jack Carlson covers a lot of history of the sport AND the dress as well. It's not just a pretty picture book (though it IS visually very pleasing) for preppy coffee tables - you will definitely learn a good deal!
With principal photography by F.E. Castleberry, this is a richly illustrated tome that will make a nice edition to your library or a great gift for a lover of rowing, fashion, history or all three. I also got a kick out of the fact that the cover photo shows a champion rower in the blazer of my Dad's alma mater. Pretty cool!