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The Imperial College 1845 vintage rugby shirt is made with a quality heavyweight slub cotton which gives the shirt a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable retro style finish.

This British vintage ‘old school’ shirt combines heritage colour dyes with a distressed wash to produce a nicely worn-in look and feel.

The Imperial College 1845 rugby shirt is completed with the Imperial College logo embroidered on the left breast and the founding date.

All our vintage rugby shirts come packaged in a stylish Black&Blue1871 cotton drawstring bag.

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Football Company founded in 1871.

They played on Peckham Rye Common five minutes walk from Peckham Rye Station and changed at the ‘Prince Albert’.

Football Company were the first side to play the game under the new laws of Rugby Union in 1871. Playing against Harlequins on Peckham Rye Common.

The newspaper match report wrote that ‘This was the first match where the play was under the Rugby Union Laws, and they worked admirably, more especially having the ball down at once, and thus preventing the long and serious mauls so long complained of in the London-Rugby game, while hacking through was entirely dispensed with, to the evident improvement of the good feeling of all the players.’

Football Company produced two notable England internationals; J.E. Bentley and Francis Luscombe, a founder member of Gipsies F.C. who would later become a vice-president if the Rugby Football Union.

Football Company played in white shirts with an F.C. monogram on the left breast. 




Heavy-duty 100% slub cotton


Embroidered vintage Imperial College logo with their founding date

Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck

Reinforced hems

Two rubber button placket

Machine washable

Made in Portugal



If ‘Signed for 1st Class Delivery’ is chosen we will endeavour to get the product sent out the same day as long as the product is ordered before 12 pm.

This shirt is embroidered to order and so postage may take 2-3 days if there is a delay with the embroidery.

All our rugby shirts are folded with tissue paper and come with a swing tag in a Black&Blue 1871 cotton drawstring bag.

Postage for the shirts is determined at the checkout page.


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