Croquet Shield Golf Sweater
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European-made lambswool v-neck golf sweater featuring an embroidered Croquet Shield icon on the left chest.
100% lambswool. Made in Portugal.
Care instructions: Dry clean only.
Unisex. This sweater fits true-to-size (men's sizing).
“We’re known for our fast-paced drops and collaborations, but for a long time, we’ve wanted to offer more bread-and-butter products — really well-made, versatile staples that speak for themselves and can be part of someone’s everyday ‘uniform’,” explains creative director and founder Jack Carlson. “Over the past five years, we’ve resurrected the rugby shirt, made it relevant again. We just launched our Polo Program. And now we’re adding Oxford shirts, golf sweaters and twill trousers. I want to make these staples fun, and approachable, and inclusive. The bugs are fun little conversation starters, small details that invite people into the Rowing Blazers world.”
Jack continues: “The world of fashion and menswear is full of faux heraldry: fake English-looking ‘crests’ or coats of arms. It drives me crazy because it’s meaningless — other than trying to look vaguely British (or ‘upper class’?) in the most ham-handed way. I studied heraldry, and growing up I even worked at a place called the College of Arms in London — the British institution in charge of designing coats of arms (it also features prominently in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service!). That was sort of the beginning of my design career in fact.
“I wanted to turn this trend on its head by creating an emblem that isn’t masquerading as anything. This tongue-in-cheek little shield is clearly *non*-heraldic: no lions or griffins or fleurs-de-lis. It’s a simple, hand-drawn little guy, composed of our signature ‘croquet stripe’ colors.”