Our range of Shirts has been inspired by clubs at regional and country level mainly from Great Britain, originating from the late 19th century and through to the 1930s. Back then, rugby players used to wear Shirts with a traditional style and generally using a more subdued colour scheme.
Characteristic of the style for this era was the use of wide loops (Grassington) or narrow white stripes (Cawthorne), as well as just the plain design (Plainsbridge). Today, most national teams still use the plain style which has its roots in their culture and tradition. The use of a white collar applied to these styles was also typical but is still very apparent in modern rugby.
Another element was the “old style” number which was positioned on the back of the shirt, either placed centrally inside a white square patch or just as an individual white number (our numbers are based on original styles from 1906). The name and crest of the club was normally stitched on the upper left area of the shirt. They also used real rubber buttons. You will find all these characteristics in our Shirts.
We have added bands in British Red on all our Shirts, positioned along the collar line and at the sides. They are a complementary design element and have been specially selected to colour code with the crest, adding that modern lifestyle twist to the overall design.