Brand: Umbro x Rowing Blazers
Season: Spring 21
Release Date: Available Now
Buy: Rowing Blazers
Editor’s Notes: Rowing Blazers has partnered with Umbro on a capsule collection that's available to buy now. For the collection, Rowing Blazers (founded by US rowing team member Jack Carlson) has deviated from the rugby shirts and classic blazers that the brand has built a cult following on and rather focuses on classic soccer jerseys, shorts, and coach jackets.
Of course, the football shift makes sense when considering Umbro's heritage. The English sportswear brand has been delivering football kits since it first outfitted both the Manchester City and Portsmouth teams during the 1934 FA Cup final.
Sports history aside though, it's the prints that are the real head-turner — there is nothing quiet about this collab. All 12 pieces in the drop are completely covered in standout prints: Gordon Modern tartan, gun club house tweed, a zig-zag pattern, and signature croquet stripes, which also adorn the limited edition soccer ball that finishes the drop.
Most pieces in the collection carry Umbro's double diamond logo and the jerseys feature Carlson's personal coat of arms (granted by the College of Arms in England) on the chest, placed where a sponsor logo would usually go. The coat includes references to his time on the US rowing team, archeology, and his childhood dog.
Check out the collection in full via the gallery up top.