Rowing Blazers

Babar Ski Gondola Rugby

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Rowing Blazers

Babar Ski Gondola Rugby

Available

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  • Super heavyweight (400g/14oz) rugby jersey featuring an embroidered Babar Ski gondola patch on the left chest. Knit in the traditional 12-gauge style on vintage looms in Portugal.

  • Rugby collar. Three-button placket. 1x1 rib-knit cuffs. 100% organic cotton. Made in Portugal. Machine wash cold. Wash inside out. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron buttons.

  • Unisex. This rugby fits true-to-size (men’s sizing).


  • Our ongoing collaboration with Babar continues with a new installment of our ski-inspired collection based on 1966’s Babar Fait du Ski.

    Babar the Elephant first appeared in the 1931 French children’s book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff, inspired by a story his wife Cecile invented for their children. Brunhoff and his son Laurent developed Babar’s rich world in a series of subsequent books, which came to encompass glamorous, mid-century jet-set travel; family dramas and diversions; feasts and parties; and, occasionally, even matters of state.

    From Rowing Blazers founder Jack Carlson: “Some of my favorite Babar illustrations are those of Babar skiing. I’d wanted to produce a Babar ski capsule for a long time, both creating ski and après pieces emblazoned with the illustrations, as well as recreating pieces from the books themselves, like Babar’s geometric ski jumper, matching mittens, and his red hat with the ear flaps (how were they supposed to cover his elephant ears anyway?). That’s what we’ve done in this collection, and it’s one of my favorite collections we’ve ever produced!”