Our Boating Blazer Collection
The Boating Blazer or Rowing Blazer can be traced back to the 1850’s. The name ‘Blazer’ can be attributed to the jacket’s first worn by Lady Margaret Boat Club, Cambridge, these coats were ‘blazing red’ in colour and the inspiration behind the name ‘Blazer’.
Boating Blazer’s come in many shapes and colours, from eye catching stripes to jackets trimmed in club colours. Many events like the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and Henley Regatta, would not be the same without these vibrant statements of fashion.
“The clouds may be grey overhead, but the peacock colours of a rowing blazer brings plenty of blinding brilliance to banks of the river, after all ‘Blazers maketh the man’.”
Walters supply a variety of Boating and Sports clubs with plain, trimmed or striped blazers, usually made in a wool and polyester blend or a wool flannel. We are also able to supply all college boat clubs of the University of Oxford and supply the Universities 1st VIII crew with their Blues Blazers.
We are the authorised and preferred supplier of Club Blazers to the world famous Leander Club.
If you are looking for a new supplier, Walters are more than happy to help. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a consultation here.
Complimenting your blazer, we also supply scarves or wraps made in any design of club colours and size and also ties, bow ties, cravats, hatbands, cummerbunds, cufflinks and blazer badges.
Classic Boating Style
- 3 Button single breasted
- 3 Patch pockets, breast pocket embroidered with club crest
- No vents i.e. plain back
- 1 – 4 cuff buttons
- Trimmed with club colours ,Fully lined (100% viscose)
Please allow enough time when ordering a blazer before an important event. Cloth supply and production can take up to 6–8 weeks during busy periods; of course this will change with time of year and quantity.
With every blazer being different and personal we advise a consultation, where we can discuss your requirements and provide a quotation.
AND DON’T FORGET we supply all Oxford University College Hat Bands.
The glittering jewel in the crown of the British Summer social calendar for rowers around the world is a festival of striped blazers in every colour from conservative cream to lurid pink along with hats and ties in wild states of disarray.
Blazers in different colours mark out which club or country you might row or have rowed for. The decorative styles of blazers also tell their own tales about the wearer’s success.
The number of stripes on the blazer cuff of rowers from Oriel College Oxford indicates whether you row in the top crew or are a member of the committee.
Many oarsmen follow the tradition of preserving the grime and stains accumulated during a rowing career as badges of honour.
For former competitors who no longer row, the blazer makes it easier for them to identify members of their old club, meet up with friends and rivals on the banks of the river.
“I went through the pain and sweat with my crew and this is the day of the year that I can wear this blazer and catch up with them”, said a famous Londoner.