The Rugby Shirt

Kendall Jenner, who in my view looks shocking with her new blonde hair, makes a strong case for bringing back The Rugby Shirt. Generally speaking, rugby shirts remind me of boarding school types, notable for their complete lack of fashion sense. But in the crazy world of fashion, they are now THE ultimate trend.

It’s always worth keeping an eye on what models wear as they dart between shows during Fashion Month. Kendall Jenner stepped out in Milan this week sporting a rugby shirt from the JW Anderson’s AW19 collection. A striped cotton number complete with a fresh white collar. It was styled with a pair of ankle-grazing jeans and brown Birkenstocks. Yep. EVEN BIRKENSTOCKS are back in fashion.

I know. The world is going backwards, right?

A rugby shirt is a great possibility for “off-duty” moments, when you want to be comfortable and effortlessly stylish. But you can dress them up too. Roll back the sleeves of Gant’s black and burgundy ‘rugger’,  add lots of chunky gold jewellery and  jeans for slick leather trousers, or bare tanned legs.

Here are the very best styles to shop now, but they’re not cheap, I must warn you.

And hand wash only. That collar must stay white!