A Proper Rugby Shirt

Good rugby shirts are difficult to find in the U.S. and I was glad to see one being sold in the Engineered Garments FW10 collection. Not wanting to pay $160+ for one though, I waited a bit until they hit the sales this month and purchased the navy/grey version for a more reasonable amount. The fit is surprisingly trim (I went up a size) and I’m very happy with the overall quality of the shirt.

As for the manufacturer, the RN# number on one of tags points to it being made by Columbiaknit in Portland, Oregon – it sells many different styles of rugby shirts directly at affordable prices, however, I’m not sure how the fit compares to the Engineered Garments version.

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A nice detail – there is an extra panel under the sleeve where it connects to the body, which helps in fit and movement. I think this is an underutilized feature that many sport shirts lack.

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Barneys.com has one left in a small, but it might be worth calling or checking out your local store to see if they have any left in more sizes.

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