Slim fit. Premium, soft cotton pique. Mother of pearl buttons.
The collar is constructed like a woven shirt with a collarband and two layers of self fabric, instead of the typical single layer of ribbed fabric that loses its shape quickly. This allows the collar to naturally lay open elegantly. It is also a spread collar for a subtle, rakish look.
Unlike most rugbys, these feature a button cuff, another characteristic drawn from woven shirts.
The fit is very slim, slightly slimmer than H&M and Zara, much slimmer than Polo Custom Fit, Brooks Brothers Slim Fit, Banana Republic, J. Crew and nearly all other US retail brands. No vanity sizing, so select one size larger than what you usually wear in most American brands.
The sizes do not correspond exactly with our shirts and sweaters; their rough equivalents are listed below. Measurements are in inches.
|Polo sleeve length||8.25||8.5||8.75||9||9.25|
|Rugby sleeve length||24.5||25||25.5||26||26.5|
As with all shirts, machine wash cold on the gentle cycle and hang dry only. Heated drying will shorten the life of your shirt, as will the chemicals used in dry cleaning. A few minutes in the dryer on the no heat, air puff cycle before hang drying will reduce wrinkling. Also avoid bleach, fabric softener, and starch as much as possible. It's best to wash your shirts yourself, but any good cleaner, given these instructions, will suffice.
Over a few washes, if hang dried, shrinkage will be almost imperceptible. The neck will shrink about 0.25" and the shirt length and sleeve length about 0.5". If machine dried, shrinkage may be around 1". We cannot accept returns on washed or worn garments.
Additional spare buttons are available at no charge.