The Rising Tide : Corduroy rowing shorts c. 1950s

The Rising Tide

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Rowers of the 1890s wore long skirts until the introduction of sliding seats made them impractical. From 1917, knee length gym tunics and stockings were worn. Shorts also emerged in the 1920s, but Newnham College only permitted them on the lower river.</p>


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