Fred is down in Naples, Florida this week for a little bit of sun and a little bit of work. Jack Carlson and he are poring over thousands of images from over a hundred rowing clubs to make final selections for the coffee table book we are working on about rowing blazers. The past 18 months of shooting have seen him off to New England, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.
Peter Evers rows for the Dutch club D.S.R.V. Laga in Delft. The threadbare blazers worn by Laga rowers are infamous for fitting like your ugly uncle's...because they kind of are. The blazers are inherited from alumni of the club. So when Peter quits rowing, he will pass down his jacket to another oarsman. What's more? Tradition dictates that the jacket cannot be cleaned until its wearer has won the most prestigious Dutch regatta: the Varsity. It kind of puts a literal spin on “losing stinks.”