Shopping from the past – Rugby Kit

 1920s – Femina Sports

  1925 – Unknown team
Femina Hirondelles à Chateauroux – 1925
  1920s – André Theuriet (SCUF) + captains 
 Football féminin (Le Petit Journal Illustré 18 novembre 1923)
From the Frederick Humbert Rugby Pioneers archives, I present evidence that the best dressed sport of the 20th century was women’s rugby.  I propose that we shop from these French photographs for a new kind of universal, unisex sports ensemble.  My Archival sports uniform would combine all the sartorial features of  the 1920s era rugby kit: bold stripes, spread collars, wool cardigans, belted shorts, high socks, head scarves and  lace up boots.  I don’t play team sports but I’d gladly pose for a group photo, or arrogant victory snap, sporting such fetching garb. 

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