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Rugby shirts are proper versatile. They seem to combine the smart/casual etiquette of a polo shirt, the heft of a sweatshirt, the formality of a shirt and the comfort of a long-sleeved t-shirt. They always have and always will be a firm favourite here at TRiCKETT, even though it seems that it has taken us almost a decade to convince you lot. Don’t worry, these aren’t the type of rugby shirt that your drunk uncle would wear to a barbecue, these are much more stylish.
With rugby being a very British sport, it seemed only right to make them in this country. When we first started out, the country was awash with great, 100% cotton rugby shirt manufacturers. As the game moved over to polyester fabrics and sportswear companies chased profits, our friends Roy and Helen stuck to the traditional fabric worn for chasing eggs. They are now the only dedicated rugby shirt manufacturer in the country.
The fabrics are knitted, finished, cut and sewn by Helen and Roy in their small workshop in the Midlands. What these two don’t know about traditional rugby shirts isn’t worth knowing. Roy can even remember the stripes that all the posh schools and universities across the land use and he hasn’t made their shirts for decades. Each shirt is hand numbered and comes with a lovely woven label, just to make them extra special.
The shirts that Roy and Helen make for us are made to our specification and, by crikey, are they lovely. The shirts come with the traditional collar, three button placket, rubber buttons and a split reinforced hem. They are made from a custom 100% cotton that is manufactured just for us and is finished with a lovely soft handle. The arm hole is a little higher and the sleeves a little trimmer so that you don’t have flappy sleeves… no-one likes that.
This particular shirt comes in the ‘N3apolitan’ colourway. I am getting far too old to be wearing replica football shirts, so I decided to make my own version of a celebratory shirt that could be worn anywhere. Each shirt features the Neapolitan blue colour with red, white and green stripes around the chest and sleeves and off white cuffs. Throw in an embroidered patch in the centre of the shirt (referencing those ace rugby shirts from back in the day) and I think you have one of the best rugby shirts that we have ever made.
So put your layering worries to bed and enjoy your new favourite item of clothing.
Made in the UK
Buy a 6-Mile hoodie or Roy rugby shirt (Made in Leicester) with a pair of our jeans (also Made in Leicester) and get £30 knocked off your total. Lovely.
All orders are packed by us, sent via our local Post Office and processed by our long-time friend Shafiq.
Customers have 14 days from the day they receive their parcel to return it back to us. To be refundable, all products must be completely unworn and unwashed, and must be returned in their original condition. All international orders are final, no refunds, exchanges or credit notes.
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