Some schools of thought suggest the blazer owes its origins to the Royal Navy but we know that the more colourful and stripy blazers started to appear at the Henley Royal Regatta. The Times reported that the Lady Margaret Boat Club's vivid scarlet jackets, first worn in 1852, were called 'blazers' and from then the term stuck. Blazers have now become one of the most recognisable items of clothing associated with sport.
At Collier & Robinson we feel very proud and honoured to be helping our customers carry on a tradition that started back in the 1800's in our very own town. To this day all our blazers are still based on the original blazers worn by the oarsmen at the Henley Royal Regatta in the early 1800's just a few hundred metres from our workshop.
Army para blazer
"We ended up winning actually and the blazers you made us looked fantastic up on the podium!"
Taurua boat club