Summer in the UK provides some super sporting events allowing spectators to use them as a backdrop to strawberries and cream as well as glasses if fizz. Sadly the setting is not always sunny. Today it was a wee bit wet at Henley Royal Regatta but much pleasure was still had by my mum and me. So often at these events, such as Ascot, women and their hats are also a great spectator sport. However, during this week oarsmen (and women) show their blazer pride. Having bought this beautiful book by Thames and Hudson next year I intend to indulge in a new hobby, Blazer spotting.
The term ‘blazer’ stems from the bright red jackets first worn by rowers belonging to the Lady Margaret Boat Club of St John’s College, Cambridge in 1825-in case you were wondering. Below you can see Carlos Schuster currently rowing for Lady Margaret Boat Club, an image taken from this new book.