Ultra limited edition Leys Jersey
Replica of the first public school rugby shirts , here the one from King Henry’s coventry, because it is in these school that rugby was invented
The jersey fabric of this shirt is 100% combed cotton high quality long yarn two-ply
Our 470 grs/sqm jersey is inimitable
It’s stunning material and it feels incredible
The yarn is dyed in our workshop in France in accordance with Oeko-tex standard 100, with state-of-the-art dyeing machine with integrated turbines
This yarn is then knitted in the traditional 12 gauge style and compacted anti-shrinking
The badge is in felt, embroidered and stitched on the left chest
It’ s is also made and embroidered in our workshop in France, which received the prestigious label "Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant" (Living Heritage Companies) from the Minister of Economy
Sleeves and bottom finishes in double seams hem. 3 buttons placket, buttons stitched on a woven herringbone tape
The collar is in 470 grs /sqm jersey
The sewing threads are heavier than the ones usually used in the ready to wear for a long lasting sturdiness
Subtle detail, the 2 rings of the brand are embroidered at the rear of collar
Sold in a gift box detailing the products history
Produced in an ultra limited edition of 15 units in our workshop in France.
The label is numbered from 1 to 15 with the production year. The number 0 that you see in picture corresponds to the prototype.
Ultra limited edition King Henry's Coventry Jersey
Rugby, Eton, Charterhouse, Winchester and so on…: sports were essentially born in the industrial era in English “Public Schools”.
The headmasters of these great boarding schools, such as Dr Thomas Arnold, responsible for forming the executives of the British Empire, seek to associate theoretical education and physical exercise.
Pupils from every age lived there in “Houses” under the authority of the eldest, and often met on a sports field to defend their colours against nearby “Houses”. So was born the necessity to wear a jersey or a distinctive cap.
Each Public School played a football of its own, at times dictated by the specificities of their field, (such as the Eton’s “Wall Game”), often following the rules passed down orally between generations.
We owe Rugby to the collegians of Rugby School who were the first in 1845 to codify and write their sport’s law allowing “Football Rugby” to develop itself in the whole country, and later worldwide.
Rugby is therefore the only sport that can claim to be named after a Public-school!
And vice versa!
Our production is located in France and Portugal.
We worked hard to develop high quality products: the design, the cut, the stitch, the colours... Attached to authenticity that lays deep in the brand DNA, we indicate the place where our products are manufactured, France or Europe.