The most iconic looking shirt in rugby, perhaps even in world sport, is back and once again proving that you can’t do much to change a winning look whether sported on or off the rugby field.
Renewing their partnership with adidas and created from 100% polyester, the New Zealand All Blacks Home 2013/14 S/S Rugby Shirt needs little introduction to any rugby fan and is ready to tackle the international season as the All Blacks continue their assault at the summit of world rugby.
In keeping with the rich heritage of the All Blacks, the famous plain black design is joined by white wrapped around the collar. Although very much a traditional look, two significant changes have been applied for this latest release. Firstly, the embossed All Blacks Fern now takes on a classy silver shade for a sense of esteem which only New Zealand could effortlessly pull off.
Secondly and more controversial is the inclusion of a sponsor for the first time in All Blacks history. A sign of the times, the AIG sponsor is printed directly beneath the neck in bold white lettering.
From a practical perspective, this rugby shirt employs adidas’s innovative Climalite fabric to leave your body feeling dry by drawing sweat away from your skin. Whether pulled on for technical or leisure wear, you can be assured of keeping your cool as the action heats up.
To sign off this rugby shirt in true honour, inside the collar is the printed wording ‘1987/World Champions/2011. A subtle finishing touch that will ensure this New Zealand rugby shirt is worn with pride on every occasion.
In addition to the new All Blacks rugby shirt, adidas have also released a range of stylish New Zealand clothing to show your support both on and off the rugby field.