Rowing Blazers has launched a new capsule collection with the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The new capsule consists of apparel and accessories featuring team logos for the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, as well as the league’s famous logo.
For the collection, Rowing Blazers’ founder Jack Carlson took inspiration from classic American collegiate style, from the ’60s to the ’90s, and specifically from the 1965 Japanese book Take Ivy. “The book was created by a group of Japanese guys who came over to the U.S. in the early ’60s,” said Carlson. “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.”
The Rowing Blazers x NBA collection, which is all made in the U.S., U.K., and Europe, includes cotton intarsia sweaters in navy and cream with the famous red-white-and-blue NBA logo knitted into the design; white corduroy trousers with an all-over NBA logo embroidery; regimental-stripe rugby shirts; navy blazers, hoodies, and sweats, all emblazoned with hand-embroidered goldwork bullion wire league and team logos on the chest pocket; as well as webbing belts, banker bags, schoolboy-style scarves, ties, a limited-edition pin pack, and an official NBA basketball made by Spalding in a regimental-stripe colorway that matches the Rowing Blazers rugby shirt. The brand says it plans to release collections for additional teams, depending on customer demand.
The collection, which retails between $40 and $895, is now available at rowingblazers.com, Rowing Blazers’ flagship store in New York, and Fred Segal in Los Angeles.