This Classic Rugby shirt is a rejuvenation of the original shirt from the 1888 tour. The heritage is one of the main influences in the design of this shirt and under the Lions crest the scroll reads ‘since 1888’ instead of the tour year. However the tour year is still represented on the shirt near the hem in a stylish font and HD quality embroidery. This not only shows the importance of the Lions heritage but also increases the lifespan of the shirt by having a more subtle date.
The wing tipped collar of the shirt harks back to the traditional rugby kit of the Lions. The wing tipped collar was the original standard for black tie and Canterbury have taken that iconic look and merged it with the modern Rugby shirt to show respect to the heritage of the Lions.
For the first time in Canterbury history they have changed their iconic 3 bar tack found on their clothes, these have been altered and now have 4 bar tacks, each one representing the colours of the four home nations.
To show that these shirts are official British and Irish Lions merchandise, a visible wax stamp hologram depicts the high level of quality of the Shirt. To maintain the traditional feel of the shirt they have a High Definition embroidered Passant Guardian (Lion Emblem).
This Classic style Lions shirt has been manufactured with performance polyester, this makes the shirt more durable than traditional cotton. Unlike cotton, performance polyester is extremely breathable which increases your comfort as well as actively supporting your body’s natural temperature. Performance polyester actively wicks moisture away from the skin to aid thermoregulation.
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