• Canterbury of New Zealand


    Canterbury of New Zealand began building its foundation in club rugby, the grass roots of the game, over a century ago in 1904. The jerseys churned out in the 60s and 70s look as good off the field of play as they do on. While Canterbury of New Zealand currently outfits high profile international sides such as the U.S.A., Scotland, South Africa, Russia and Japan, it has never lost sight of its beginnings.

    Catford Bridge Football Club, 1964

    Images via Canterbury of New Zealand

    Mar 3, 2011 | Permalink (10) Total Comments

    Kane left a comment on 3/18/2011 at 3:50 PM:

    Wow not often I see my local area pop up on the American Ivy blogs, very pleasant surprise and great shot, plus there playing real football ha

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/6/2011 at 1:00 PM:

    @Anon—This isn’t about wearing actual rugby jerseys…I don’t ever endorse that unless you are actually playing the sport at the time. Notice I said the jerseys from the 60s and 70s look great off the field…there are pieces you can find today that pull from that inspiration…that’s what I’m advocating here—sportswear inspired clothing, that’s preppy.

    Thank you for your readership…and thank you for speaking up. All the best.

    anon left a comment on 3/6/2011 at 8:14 AM:

    I love this site but PLEASE don’t encourage non-athletes to wear these. As a huge rugby supporter all my life, fans and especially players find it obnoxious when someone who knows nothing about the sport wears a jersey of a team they know nothing about other than that they like the colours.

    K left a comment on 3/6/2011 at 12:48 AM:

    Just checked out the site and looks like amazing quality! One of my friends is the president of the rugby club on campus and I will definitely share this with him.

    Tom left a comment on 3/4/2011 at 2:02 PM:

    They also sponosor several preppy schools in England so are very much relevant to the site Fred.

    Kenneth left a comment on 3/4/2011 at 11:48 AM:

    @FEC Where can we see more vintage pics from them?

    H.K. Rahman left a comment on 3/4/2011 at 9:52 AM:

    Yes, Canterbury makes a superb line of sportswear for men.  To those in and around NYC:  check out Century 21; the last few times I’ve been there, they had a very nice selection of Canterbury polos and rugbys in their NYC and Long Island stores.

    JK Ferguson left a comment on 3/4/2011 at 6:27 AM:

    Canterbury are a fantastic company and love the fact that they are producing dressier options alongside their more traditional jersey’s. Having played for my school’s 1st XV that was sponsored by Canterbury, their uniforms are incredibly hard-wearing! Love the site.


    Joy left a comment on 3/3/2011 at 9:43 PM:

    Good rugby shirts are the best! They last for so long - I stole my dad’s.

    John left a comment on 3/3/2011 at 7:14 PM:

    Love the site, just wanted to let you know.