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Rugby Shirts Sizing

Size Chest Sleeve length Body length
XS 30-34 31 26
S 35-37 32 28
M 38-40 33 28
L 41-43 34 30
XL 44-46 35 30
XXL 47-49 36 32
Size Chest Sleeve length  Body length
XS 76-86 cm 78 cm 66 cm
S 89-94 cm 81 cm 71 cm
M 97-101 cm 84 cm 71 cm
L 104-109 cm 86 cm 76 cm
XL 112-117 cm 89 cm 76 cm
XXL 119-124 cm 91 cm 81 cm

CHEST

Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.

ARM LENGTH

Bend your elbow around a 90 degree angle. Have someone hold measuring tape at the center back of your neck. Measure across your shoulder to your elbow and down to your wrist. The total length is your arm length.

Body length

Measurement from the top of the shoulder seam to the bottom of the shirt

The Original Rugby Shirt

Handmade Super Heavyweight 12-Gauge Rugby by Sports D'Epoque - $195
or 4 interest-free payments of $48.75
by

The Original Rugby Shirt

Handmade Super Heavyweight 12-Gauge Rugby by Sports D'Epoque $195
or 4 interest-free payments of $48.75
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Notes

This rugby is currently being made in size L and XL and is available for PREORDER. Please allow an extra 7-10 days for shipping.

This is the original rugby jersey.  Super heavyweight (400g / 14 oz.) white and red striped rugby jersey with satin-stitch embroidered skull and crossbones. Handmade in Europe. 100% cotton, knitted in the traditional 12 gauge style. Working button cuffs. Stunning material and craftsmanship. Feels incredible.

Details

Rugby collar; three-button placket. Working cuff buttons.

Size & Fit

This rugby has a traditional fit. For a relaxed fit, order one size up.

Provenance

According to legend, the game of rugby originated at Rugby School in England in during a game of soccer (football) in 1823. The story goes that one of the boys, William Webb Ellis, caught the ball and simply ran with it in his arms to the opposing goal. The sport was institutionalized with a firm set of rules for the first time in 1845 under the auspices of the famous Thomas Arnold, then-headmaster of Rugby School, who believed that teamwork and rivalry were paramount. He also instituted the House system at Rugby, with "School House" and "Town" as the two main rugby sides (for boarders and day students) within the school. The School House jersey featured an embroidered skull and bones motif, perhaps in reference to the more violent nature of the school's particular brand of football. We've recreated the Rugby School House shirt with obsessive accuracy (ours is based on an 1860 jersey), down to the band collar, all white placket, and working cuff buttons.