Japan 1932 Rugby
Super heavyweight (400g / 14 oz.) red and cream striped rugby jersey with embroidered cherry blossoms. Handmade in Europe. 100% cotton, knitted in the traditional 12 gauge style. Stunning material and craftsmanship. Feels incredible.
Rugby collar; three-button placket; gorgeous rib knit cuffs. Machine wash cold. Wash inside out. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron buttons.
These run true to size (men sizes).
The first drop of our Summer ’22 collection features men’s and women’s tailoring; reissues of some classic items from our very first collection, five years ago in 2017; and, for the first time, a collection of premium basics, inspired by the the old-school American sportswear found in Japanese vintage shops - including rugbies, polos, tees, and loopback cross-weave sweats.
From creative director and founder Jack Carlson: “We’ve been relatively quiet so far this year, which feels very different from our usual breakneck cadence of new drops. I think it’s good to do that from time to time. It’s allowed us to do some really strong work. We have a lot of exciting projects coming out throughout this summer, including collaborations with K-Swiss, Murray’s Toggery, La Martina, and SEGA… and preparing to open a new flagship store in New York.
“But it’s also allowed us to reflect — to think about the things that are most important to us and get back to our roots: quality, authenticity, making things the old-fashioned way, and putting a thoughtful, inclusive, slightly subversive spin on the classics. The first drop of this collection features some old favorites - like the classic navy blazer with cream grosgrain trim, which we haven’t had since before COVID; wide-stripe blue and cream seersucker; and some of my favorite rugbies and hats from the last five years.”