Whether your style leans preppy or urban, it's time to join the scrum and get this season's must-have; the rugby shirt. More and more brands are embracing this British classic - and you should too. A piece versatile enough to combat changing weather that is also quintessentially British. Here's my in-depth guide on how to pull this look off.
If you're to perfect the skill of layering this season (and you'd be wise to do so), a minimalist rugby shirt can meld with almost anything in your wardrobe. Gant's take - a monochrome option with a contrast collar - is the ideal companion to a jacket and overcoat or even with a shirt and tie underneath for maximum layering detail.
American founded, now headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Gant is recognised as the brand that brought the button down shirt to the mass market back in the 1950s. A thicker alternative to the polo shirt, American teens began wearing rugby shirts as a way of showing off their athleticism while still keeping their look tidy. Gant was originally aimed at a slightly older customer than its other preppy American rivals. However, in recent years this has changed and the Gant rugby shirt is a sensible and hard wearing choice for the man who's able to mix being a sauvé Instagram-type and the guy you'd witness enjoying a good Sunday roast down your local with his significant other. A garment that needs no introduction, the Original Heavy Rugger is as preppy as it is enduring. This classic piece features a chambray collar, branded rubber buttons, and rich, pigmented colour.
Here I have layered the rugby shirt with a pinstripe shirt, tie and blazer to emphasise the original characteristics of the rugby shirt melded with a more modern day nautical look with white jeans and boat shoes.
If you're interested in getting your grubby hands on this rugger shirt or anything else online from Gant's UK store then I have a 15% discount just for you! Simply add TONY15 at checkout to retrieve your discount.