The sartorial flexibility of a rugby shirt is perfect for a late-season trip to the farmers market — it’s pumpkin time after all — or a tailgate before the football game.
Not only is a rugby shirt a stylish, but casual, article of clothing that every gentleman should have in his wardrobe, but it’s perfect for this time of the year when an extra layer is necessary, especially on those chilly Saturday mornings.
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One of the best values is L.L. Bean’s rugby shirt, which comes in very preppy red and navy stripes ($59; available here).
And unlike other rugby shirts, the shirt has a plain front and lacks any fake crests, which gives it a much more authentic feel. The corduroy collar is also a nice detail that conveys ruggedness and durability.
From a styling standpoint, pair the rugby shirt with the American-made New England Gingham shirt ($119; available here) from L.L. Bean Signature. This makes for a neat look and nice alternative to wearing a merino wool or cashmere sweater.
Finish this Saturday look off with slim-fit jeans, suede chukka boots and a hoof pick belt.