With a Ph.D. in history from Oxford, a World Championships medal, and books authored since the of eleven, Jack Carlson would seem poised to do just about anything (I didn’t even mention his global network of distinguished contacts, including myself, of course). Which is why it’s a bit surprising he’d want to dive into the fashion industry, but I suppose when you’ve got a clothing bug you need to get it out somehow.
Jack’s brand Rowing Blazers stemmed inevitably from his book on the history of the often-garish uniforms of pride and honor. And for the past couple of weeks he’s operated a pop-up shop on a hip block in New York’s Lower East Side, a few doors down from Freemans Sporting Club.
It’s in a glass box not unlike the Apple store on Fifth Avenue, all the better for passersby to become intrigued by the historic bric-a-brac, trad-inspired clothes, and one-off vintage items for sale. The first week was a hit so it was extended through this one. Check it out at 2 Rivington Street. — CC