There’s a new collab in town and it merges one of New Zealand’s most famed and favourite heritage brands with an iconic sports equipment empire. Introducing the exclusive clothing collaboration between Rodd & Gunn and Gilbert.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the sport or not, it’s safe to say that in one way or another rugby has, and continues to play a huge part in Kiwi’s lives, cermenting New Zealand a firm spot on the sporting map.
According to legend, the sport originated in 1823 by English schoolboy William Webb Ellis. Ellis decided that football had too many rules, so as a result he picked the ball up in his arms and began to run with it. And just like that, 200 years later rugby remains to be one of the world’s most popular and competitive sports.
Like all sports, the quality and craftsmanship of the equipment needed plays a large part in the success of a team or player. For rugby, Gilbert is known as the crème de la crème of rugby equipment, making this collaboration one of expert craftsmanship and uncompromising quality for all rugby enthusiasts.
The exclusive collaboration features some of Rodd & Gunn’s most famed pieces, reimaged with both iconic logos and new motifs. Classic chinos and knitted sweaters, perfect for the changing of seasons, contribute to the sophisticated yet casual capsule. Plaid bomber jackets and long-line coats add a city-slicking aura, ideal for those more formal occasions or date night dinners. Taking centre stage is of course the beloved vintage-style rugby jerseys that are already widely loved by Kiwi men.
The collection is available now