Brands: Rowing Blazers, Sports d’Epoque, Merz b. Schwanen
Season: Fall 2017
Key Pieces: Rowing Blazers x Sports d’Epoque rugby shirts, Rowing Blazers x Merz B. Schwanen knitwear
Editor’s Notes: Menswear label Rowing Blazers, is set to debut two exclusive collaborations at its pop-up launch on October 4 to October 8 (11 a.m.-8 p.m. at 2 Rivington) — one with French company specializing in the reissue of sports jerseys, Sports d’Epoque and the other with leading jersey label Merz b. Schwanen.
With Sports d’Epoque, a range of authentic rugby shirts based on jerseys from past national teams will be offered, while the collab with Merz b. Schwanen is comprised of T-shirts and sweatshirts all made on vintage circular knitting machines in the Swabian Alps and features hand-embroidered goldwork badges – including the Londonderry skeleton, heraldic thunderbolt, Isle of Lewis chessman, and the serpent of Moctezuma.
Additionally, Rowing Blazers creates a grosgrain-placket zephyr inspired by vintage racing shirts — the predecessor to the modern-day henley shirt.
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