Rowing Blazers x La Martina Oxford Rugby
Heavyweight rugby polo featuring Rowing Blazers x La Martina and Oxford University Polo Club branding.
Embroidered. 100% cotton. Machine wash cold. Wash inside out. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron buttons.
Unisex. This item runs true-to-size (men's sizing).
Our new collaboration with renowned Argentine polo brand La Martina - made in partnership with the Oxford and Cambridge university polo clubs and the historic Varsity Polo Match between them - is a celebration of the two renowned rivals, the two brands, and the sport of polo; Rowing Blazers and La Martina serve together as the official outfitters of both student clubs.
The Varsity Polo Match is an annual polo match between the Oxford University Polo Club (OUPC) and the Cambridge University Polo Club (CUPC). The event - first held in 1878 - is the world’s second-oldest continuing polo match, and today continues to draw thousands of spectators to the legendary Guards Polo Club in Windsor, where it’s been held since 1994.
“I was in the rowing team (or rather Boat Club) at Oxford,” says Rowing Blazers creative director and founder Jack Carlson. “I know what a privilege it is to compete against Cambridge in a varsity match, and it’s an honor to collaborate now with two very historic clubs. I’ve tried playing polo once or twice, and so I know how demanding it really is! Just like La Martina, Rowing Blazers was founded with a passion for sport and a dedication to authenticity. The same way we actually make the blazers for many rowing clubs, La Martina of course is the official outfitter for many of the world’s leading polo clubs. We don’t pay lip service to these things. We don’t just use the name or the sport for aesthetic purposes. We are the real deal, and that’s what we have in common."
The Rowing Blazers x La Martina collection was previewed at this year’s match on Saturday, 4 June, in front of the Royal Box. Oxford won, continuing their recent run of success; they lead the all-time series 66-57.