Today Jack Carlson, author of the book “Rowing Blazers” and a competitor at the rowing world championships, has unveiled a clothing collection entitled — what else? — Rowing Blazers. The collection consists of blazers, shirts, ties and accessories, all made in the US. Jack’s knowledge of the history of blazers and all the quirks behind them is fascinating.
And this time you’re not going to have to read to get the story, you can just listen.
For a year I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a podcast — after all, I’ve been interviewing people since I was 15 and ran a music fanzine. I also happen to be working on a book and a podcast would be a great compliment to it. And so I took my interview with Jack and used it as a test for the podcast idea. There’s a bit of an echo so we’ll have to smooth that out for next time, but the piece was nicely edited with intro music and everything by Ivy Style reader Jon Rodriguez. (If you have any audio or video editing needs, feel free to email Jon.)
I envision a podcast series called “The Philosophy Of Style” that would examine a wide range of topics related to the nature of style and what you might call the art of living. The idea would be to provide intellectual stimulation and inspiration on how to live a better life and be a better man. I’d like to sett up a Patreon account to gather support for the venture.
So here’s the first test. Let me know what you guys think.
And best of luck to Jack, and thanks for being my guinea pig. Here are some highlights from his Rowing Blazers collection. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD