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post #1456 of 1557

Hi guys.

 

Canadian/Australian living in Japan with a huge affinity for Rugby.

 

About a month prior to the closing of Rugby I was unable to access the American website. It would automatically redirect to the Japanese site so I was unable to keep track of the difference in products at the very end. Interestingly though, our store in Tokyo has just been re-opened briefly to sell a spring 2013 line. It seems to have a few items that were only available in the US stores previously but I think there are some new products too. Colored denim, five or six cardigan styles (red with white gothic R), navy/light blue cricket jacket. I guess I am just curious if these are actually spring 2013 items or just items I did not see in the last month the website was blocked to overseas followers.

 

Anyway, extremely happy to have a new range to purchase from. Don't know how long it will last though!

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post #1457 of 1557
I think that a Spring 2013 collections was designed and manufactered (at least a part of it)

Some of the last chino and shirt I bought have SP13 writed in the the tags.
post #1458 of 1557

Ahh, didn't check the tags. And now it is all at the tailors. 

Cheers!

post #1459 of 1557
Alex is right, you could tell because they would add some items last minute that were not online before, anyway... all gone now for us over in the States...
post #1460 of 1557

Yeah, I actually can't believe we are lucky enough to get the last chance. It probably has to do with  profit though. Rugby is quite a bit more expensive here than in the US and the yen is worth more as well. Plus nothing went below 50% off and spring 2013 is sitting at 30% off and selling strong.

post #1461 of 1557
What is the best replacement for Rugby oxford shirts?

I wish I could buy another dozen of the oxford shirts that had no branding / just the skull. the 2012 line had horrendous branding.
post #1462 of 1557

Polo Custom Fit.  Not personally into the horsy but it's apparently same fit, similar/same fabric, no distressing.

post #1463 of 1557

still got a blue and a white skull OCBD to last me which im happy about, when im looking to get more ill prob look into either landsend, jcrew, or uniqlo

post #1464 of 1557
Brooks Brothers slim fit/extra slim fit, is a good alternative too.

Otherwise Gitman Vintage or 'Mercer and Sons' are extremely good alternatives.

http://mercerandsons.com/Peek_Into_Our_Closet.htm

Mercer and Sons are pretty large, the people there are pretty helpful so giving them a call to see what they can do with your measurements is an option.
post #1465 of 1557
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Originally Posted by albeindc View Post


I think one of the arguments made by most people against Rugby was that the quality of their items did not necessarily live up to the perceived high price tag. There are many exceptions though, such as the early suiting, ties, or slippers, for example. Some of my friends (both guys and girls) have told me personally that they never really liked the quality of the fabrics or that it looked/felt cheap to them considering the price. This is coming from people my age (early-mid twenties fresh out of college) who actually can afford higher priced items. I agree with them regarding the rugby shirts - I was slightly disappointed with the one rugby I ordered recently. The material was so thin and didn't feel substantial in my hands, at least not what I was expecting.

I think if they had invested a bit more into using more substantial materials for the rugby shirts (supposed to be their bread and butter right?), they could have attracted a larger base to increase turnover.

Well first few seasons of rugby were ridiculous. Had a few rugbys that had real leather elbow patches, selvedge denim before selvedge got big and super nice suiting. Pricing was crazy too for stuff on sale, shirts / rugbys were always $20, selvedge was $40, coats $50 etc.
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What is the best replacement for Rugby oxford shirts?

I wish I could buy another dozen of the oxford shirts that had no branding / just the skull. the 2012 line had horrendous branding.

Well the thom Browne Oxford is probably the best replacement, depends if you want to pay for them though
post #1466 of 1557

I agree with the Polo custom fit shirts - they are the same materials and cuts essentially.

post #1467 of 1557
Polo are far better in quality of fabric and construction in my experience, at least for oxford shirts.

I own Polo shirts that are pretty new after 5 years of where, where rugby are visibly old and worn after one year.

The oxford used is surely not the same.
post #1468 of 1557
Just wore one of my shirts I got before Rugby closed shop for the first time this week




Post your Rugby pieces, old and new, to keep this thread going
post #1469 of 1557
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Originally Posted by Crump's Brother View Post

Just wore one of my shirts I got before Rugby closed shop for the first time this week




Post your Rugby pieces, old and new, to keep this thread going

 

Nice!

 

Visited the PRL outlet store in Woodbury Commons and they didn't have much Rugby stock at all. Really sad about the idea that Rugby is forever gone.

post #1470 of 1557
granted there are a ton of jeans that might fit the criteria, but any idea on what would be a good alternative to the vintage slim Jean? one of the best fitting jeans I've owned
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