ANNOUNCED 14th February 2023: New Zealand heritage brand Rodd & Gunn have teamed up with sporting legends Gilbert to design a very special collection. An ode to rugby, the range includes quintessential sportswear with a Rodd & Gunn twist, comprising of; printed sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts, trousers and jackets.
Both known for their expert craftmanship, the scrum-tious Rodd & Gunn x Gilbert menswear collection will be sure to turn heads in all nations. The printed Landowne Road sweat is a standout item, the design features historic iconography and nods to Rodd & Gunn’s New Zealand origins.
Sporting fans can also enjoy classic pieces such as the Loftus pants, Twickenham knits and so much more.
According to legend, the sport rugby was born in 1823 when schoolboy William Webb Ellis, with a fine disregard for the rules of football, took the ball in his arms and ran with it. The ball in question was a Gilbert, made by William Gilbert, and the name has been synonymous with rugby ever since.
For 200-years, generations of rugby players have relied on the quality and precision of Gilbert rugby balls to stay on the pitch. Now this unbroken heritage extends into an exclusive clothing collaboration with the timeless menswear brand, Rodd & Gunn.
Established in 1987 in Auckland, New Zealand, Rodd & Gunn have earnt a reputation for creating clothing that is made to last and their presence is fast growing in the Northern Hemisphere. Rodd & Gunn’s commitment to sustainability means that each piece is crafted using biodegradable materials from renewable resources.
The Rodd & Gunn collaboration is available now - View the Range
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