Boathouse and Tracksmith’s New Team Jacket Is an Ode to ’70s Prep Style

As far as collabs go, this is truly a no-brainer

Boathouse and Tracksmith’s New Team Jacket Is an Ode to ’70s Prep Style
By Walker Loetscher / September 26, 2019 1:01 pm

In one corner: Boathouse, the prep-school icon that makes the wind- and water-resistant jackets that have been outfitting every relevant crew and sailing team in America since 1976. In the other: Tracksmith, the nouveau athletic brand that makes running and fitness gear that pays homage to the same era.

The two brands collaborating is basically a no-brainer in theory, and in practice, well, read ’em and weep:

boathouse tracksmith team jacket
Have mercy. (Via Tracksmith)

The jacket comes with all the rowing-minded hallmarks that set Boathouse apart — the louvered cape for ventilation, the exaggerated shoulder gussets for range of motion, zippered welt pockets for keeping your valuables dry — but punches them up with the little retro details that make Tracksmith stand out from the zillion other activewear brands that have cropped up in recent years.

The jacket comes in four colorways, which is actually a bit of a misnomer here. All of them are blue and white with red-and-white striped trim, the only difference being that you can choose between an “un-embellished” version or three insignia on the back and chest: Tracksmith (a letterman’s “T”), Athletic (a wingfoot a la Goodyear) and Cross Country (an arrow motif with the letters “CC”).

At $148, the jacket doesn’t come cheap, but looking this good rarely does.

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