ROWING BLAZERS X HARRY’S NEW YORK BAR
The “traditionally inventive” Harry’s New York Bar, located at “Sank Roo Doe Noo” in Paris, has been a destination for distinguished expats and international celebrities since first opening on Thanksgiving Day in 1911. Its name is taken from both its famed original barman - Scotsman Harry MacElhone - and from the physical bar itself, which was relocated to Paris from its first home in pre-prohibition Manhattan.
Over the past century-plus, the legendary establishment has counted various luminaries from the worlds of literature, music, art and politics among its patrons. Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Bill Tilden and Humphrey Bogart drank there; Ian Fleming incorporated it into “From a View to a Kill"; George Gershwin wrote “An American in Paris” in Harry’s cozy basement piano bar. And in addition to its celebrated clientele, Harry’s has also had a major influence on the world of cocktails, having invented some of the most classic drinks of all-time: the Bloody Mary, the Sidecar, and the French 75.
“‘HARRY’S NEW YORK BAR IS EVERYTHING WE ASPIRE TO BE AT ROWING BLAZERS: INCLUSIVE AND UNASSUMING, CHARMINGLY RIDICULOUS, BUT WITH A HINT OF OLD-WORLD GLAMOUR AND A DEEP, DEEP APPRECIATION FOR HISTORY.’"
Especially esteemed regulars - including Rowing Blazers Creative Director and founder Jack Carlson - are inducted into Harry’s very own secret society: The International Bar Flies (or I.B.F.). Its rules for members are as follows:
“Harry’s New York Bar is everything we aspire to be at Rowing Blazers,” explains Jack. “Inclusive and unassuming, charmingly ridiculous, but with a hint of old-world glamour and a deep, deep appreciation for history.” The Rowing Blazers x Harry’s New York Bar collection - executed with help from Harry’s great-grandson Franz-Arthur MacElhone and featuring the bar’s famous cartoon barflies - includes a heavyweight rugby shirt, a polo shirt, a coach’s jacket, corduroy baseball caps, long- and short-sleeved tees, sweats, accessories, and a green golf sweater made to match an original souvenir from Jack's first visit to “Roo Sank Doe Noo”. Learn more about the legendary institution at harrysbar.fr, and shop our Harry’s Bar capsule here.