GIPSIES 1871 RUGBY SHIRT
The vintage Gipsies 1871 rugby shirt is made with a heavyweight slub cotton which gives the shirt a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable retro style finish.
This vintage ‘old school’ shirt combines heritage colour dyes with a distressed wash to produce a nicely worn-in look and feel.
The letter ‘O’ is sewn on to a square patch on the back of the shirt in recognition that letters, as well as numbers, were used in the past.
This classic Gipsies 1871 rugby shirt is inspired by the founding members of the RFU.
All our vintage rugby shirts come packaged in a stylish Black&Blue1871 cotton drawstring bag.
FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION
Gipsies were founded in 1868.
The Gipsies first played on Peckham Rye Common, using changing facilities at the ‘Kings Arms’.
In 1875 they moved on to Putney, and a couple of years later they moved once more, to Wormwood Scrubs.
The club quickly became one of the biggest in London. Its heyday was the early 1870s, when it could boast the membership of over 100.
In their very short life of only 15 years, the Gipsies produced nine England Internationals totalling 21 caps and were more than a match for all the leading clubs of the day – including Blackheath, Clapham Rovers, Harlequins, Queen’s House, Marlborough Nomads, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Ravenscourt Park and West Kent.
Gipsies disbanded in 1883
Heavy duty slub cotton to give it a pre-worn feel
Embroidered Gipsies logo
Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck
Letter ‘O’ patch sewn on the back of the shirt
Two rubber button placket
Made in Portugal
Founder members of the Rugby Football Union.
Founded in 1868 and played on Peckham Rye Common using the ‘King’s Arms’ on Peckham Rye Road as their headquarters.
In 1875 they moved to Putney and later on to play at Wormwood Scrubs.
Gipsies disbanded in 1883.
All our rugby shirts are folded with tissue paper and come with a swing tag in a Black&Blue 1871 cotton drawstring bag.
As we hate too much packaging waste, the drawstring bag comes in useful as a laundry bag when travelling or simply to store your plastic bags in the car ready to use when shopping.
Postage for the shirts are determined at the checkout page.