Rowing Blazers Lady Margaret Boat Club Flannel Blazer Sz 40R
Made in New York
Back center seam: 31"L Shoulder blade: 16"W Sleeve seam: 25-1/2"L Chest (pit-pit): 20"W
w/ ventless back
w/ grosgrain trim piping
The Lady Margaret Boat Club (abbreviated to "LMBC" and known as "Maggie") is the rowing club for members of St John's College, Cambridge, England. The club is named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, founder of the College.
Members of the club are well known for their scarlet jackets, which gave rise to the modern term blazer. Members with "First May Colours" are entitled to wear trim and gold buttons on their blazer, while "First Lent" or "Second May Colours" are entitled to wear silver buttons on their blazer.
The term 'blazer' originated with the red 'blazers' of the Lady Margaret Boat Club.
The Lady Margaret club jackets were termed blazers because of their distinctive bright red cloth. The first known recording of the word is found in the in London Daily News (22 August 1889).