Sportswear can be tough to get right; football shirts are out of the question, they immediately deny you access to all but the diviest of drinking holes. Tennis gear is kinda cack other than the immortal Fred Perry, plus it aligns you with the Wimbledon crowd “Come on Tim..!” No thanks. You can’t wear a basket ball vest if you’re white and you can’t wear most golf clobber if you’re black or white or under 50.
Rugby shirts you can work with. Underestimated in a fashion sense despite having a heritage along the same lines as the currently hot as shit polo shirts, with long sleeves and a sturdy collar a nice rugby could easily and stylishly replace a sweater on these summer evenings. Quality is not an issue, these shirts being made to take a knock or two and you can also be sure that you’re wearing something with a little more history than your H&M hoody. With many a brand putting their personal touch to the classic English rugby shirt and plenty of local, national and international teams producing classic rugbys you are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a colour to go with your denims and boots.
The polo is dead, long live the rugby! Check out a few nice examples from the gamut of rugby colourways at Crew Clothing and Nautica but there are a million other places you can pick up an interesting, new and off the wall rugger!
By jsmith | June 25th, 2009