The vintage Belsize Park 1871 rugby shirt is made with a heavyweight slub cotton. This gives the shirt a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable retro finish.
This vintage ‘old school’ shirt combines heritage colour dyes with a distressed wash to produce a nicely worn-in look and feel.
The letter ‘B’ is sewn on to a square patch on the back of the shirt in recognition that letters, as well as numbers, were used in the past.
This classic Belsize Park 1871 rugby shirt is inspired by the founding members of the RFU.
All our vintage rugby shirts come packaged in a stylish Black&Blue1871 cotton drawstring bag.
BELSIZE PARK F.C.
FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION
Belsize Park were founded in 1870 with 30 members fielding one XX.
They played at a ground adjoining Belsize Road, 1/4 mile from Swiss Cottage Station.
The club members changed at the ‘Britannia Hotel’ in Belsize Road.
Many of the Belsize Park players joined Harlequins.
Belsize Park disbanded in 1880
Heavy duty slub cotton to give it a pre-worn feel
Embroidered Belsize Park logo
Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck
Letter ‘B’ patch sewn on the back of the shirt
Two rubber button placket
Made in Portugal