British & Irish Lions 1888 Stripe Rugby Jersey - Faded Navy
BE PART OF THE HISTORY
Inspired by the first official tour to Australia in 1899, the British & Irish Lions 1888 Stripe Rugby Jersey serves as an affectionate nod to the traditional long-sleeved rugby shirts of years gone by.
In 1888, Arthur Shrewsbury demanded a Lions jersey of ‘good material' that would ‘take them by storm', resulting in a vintage ensemble of thick red, white and blue hoops.
The 1899 tour meanwhile saw the British Isles XV recover from defeat in the opening test to claim three successive victories against their Australian counterparts, completing the series as 3-1 winners.
Reinforcing Canterbury’s reputation for considered yet resilient rugby apparel, this new Canterbury jersey evokes nostalgia for the British Isles heroes of yesteryear; all while paying homage to the sports brand’s rugged Kiwi heritage, as the march to the 2017 tour of New Zealand begins.
Crafted from soft cotton, with features including a traditional polo-style button collar and diamond stitching across the shoulders, the shirt’s classic combination of thick blue hoops and red and white bands provides the modern Lions fan with a fierce and yet firmly traditional identity; reinforced by the team’s iconic quartered crest.