The best rugby sweaters to get you ready for spring
This week, Supreme has teamed up with Burberry for a collection so exquisite it almost completely turns the talk on the streetwear label’s downfall. There’s no shortage of Nova checkered chunky garments, but best of all might be the rugby sweaters that use Burberry’s signature designs.
The silhouette has strong roots in the realms of streetwear and prep, making it a great bridge between two brands with completely disparate origins. If you haven’t purchased the Collaborative Rugby yet, it’s too late to avoid a hefty markup on the resale market, but it does make us think of other jerseys that are also worth your investment.
The strengths of a rugby sweater are right there in its name, as the durable knit was originally designed to withstand the rigors of the sport. When Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard took a trip to Scotland in the 70s, he realized that the garment would also serve climbers and so it became the brand’s first garment to be released. Due to technological developments, few climbers or rugby players still wear it, but it has since become a preppy staple that also enjoys street appeal largely thanks to polo enthusiasts.
This time of year is particularly good for wearing rugby, as the transition from winter to spring calls for something moderately warm and versatile. You can dress it up lightly with pants or pair it with gym shorts for a sportier look once the temperatures soar even higher. However you wear it, the rugby will be a great item to keep by your side for months to come. We have gone ahead and spotted the best of them which you can buy now easily.
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Rowing Blazers are one of the main reasons the preparation has made such a strong comeback recently, and the brand has become more known for its high-quality rugbys than its namesake garment. We’re especially a fan of this one because of its stripe-like fade in an unmissable combo of pink and blue.
Fear of God’s dedicated basics line, Essentials, expands its base of hoodies and t-shirts with rugby equally worthy of a regular place in your wardrobe.
Noah revamped the rugby to make it more breathable with a quarter-zip opening and metal eyelet vents under the arm. These little tweaks may just add an extra month each year to how long you can wear it.
Patagonia still makes rugbys all these years later, and wearing one just might make you the coolest person on any wall you come across.
J. Crew’s use of cashmere ensures you won’t find softer rugby anywhere.
These chunky stripes and brown colors nod to Stüssy’s heyday in the 90s and show that streetwear brand OG never need to stray too far from their roots.
Most rugbys can be easily embraced by any gender, but Adidas has taken great care to create a jersey that really anyone can wear.
We only have to end the list with Polo Ralph Lauren, without which Rugbys might not have lasted this long.