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Covid-19 update

Black&Blue1871 is an online business and we remain open.  Please be aware that our normal delivery times may be affected due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

Shirts that require logo embroidery or number patches may take 1-2 weeks to process and so delivery may be slower than normal. Due to high demand and the need for facemasks our embroiderer has a backlog of work and so shirt embroidery may be delayed as a result.

We thank you for your support and patience while we prepare your orders for delivery. We will update you once your order is ready to be shipped.

From the 1st July 2021, EU VAT rules are changing please see the following page for more information - Delivery



The Black&Blue1871 rowing heritage rugby shirt range is made with a vintage 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.

Care instructions:

Rugby Shirt Care Instructions

Wash / Care instructions for number patches 

Our number patches are individually embroidered on to the shirts, so to ensure they are stable during the process to keep puckering or stretching from occurring we have to use a backing fabric. This backing fabric is trimmed but left covering the patch (on the inside of the garment). As the backing fabric degrades in the washing machine we recommend that you let the backing degrade with washing and recommend that you do not rip it or cut it out as this can cause damage to the stitching.

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