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New Release – Archival Rugby Stripe Sweatshirt

We’re pleased to offer our popular Archival Sweatshirt in a special edition Navy & Natural Rugby Stripe that is both stunning and versatile. Made from a 10.5 oz cotton fabric milled here in the USA that comes pre-washed for a soft handle (expect minimal shrinkage). Like all Archival Sweatshirts, this one comes with a signature …

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Shopping from the past – Rugby Kit

 1920s – Femina Sports     1925 – Unknown team Femina Hirondelles à Chateauroux – 1925   1925 – Toulouse      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 …

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New: Archival Rugby Shirt

We love wearing a classic rugby shirt as a casual, durable layer for rough work and play. Our new Archival Rugby Shirt, made just for us by Columbiaknit, can take the toughest treatment. The fabric is a traditional 10 ounce cotton jersey knitted in Portland, Oregon. It is incredibly soft but resilient. We’ve kept all …

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From the Archives: Rugby Ephemera

In honor of the World Cup, I’m reposting selections from Frederick Humbert’s awesome collection of historical rugby print ephemera. Humbert’s flickr catalog and blog, Rugby-Pioneers, include photographs, programs, cigarette cards, advertisements and even hand painted lantern slides of vintage rugby action. Even if you don’t follow rugby as a sport, study the photographs as a …

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Shopping from the movies: Shoot the Moon (Parker 1982)

Some films are better watched on fast forward or reproduced as film stills. Shoot the Moon (Parker 1982) is just such a movie — playing out like an Ingmar Bergman domestic drama populated by Woody Allen characters. While we’re asked to focus on the dissolving marriage of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton, one’s eye cannot …

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