10 Stylish Rugby Shirts to Wear This Spring

Few things are more limitlessly versatile than the rugby shirt, a rare item that simultaneously evokes a touch of toughness and a lick of luxury. Whether you're rocking one on the pitch or at the club, these ten are sure to get the job done.

Guideboat Co. Black Patch Rugby Shirt

Guideboat large white stripe color blocked rugby shirt. photo

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Thanks to rubber buttons and an indestructible, heavyweight cotton construction, this is the type of rugby shirt you'll want to bring with you on any trek into the great outdoors. (Bug spray not included.) ($145; guideboat.com)

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J.Crew Unisex 1984 Rugby Shirt in Double Stripe

Double-striped indigo rugby shirt. photo

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Good luck finding a more laidback garment than this: elbow patches, relaxed fit, and soft-as-a-cloud cotton. Plus, the design is a throwback, to boot, featuring a traditionally cut slightly-longer back. ($59.50; jcrew.com)

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Polo Ralph Lauren Iconic Rugby Polo Shirt

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If you're looking to straddle the line between prim and improper, look no further than this super luxe rubgy from Polo Ralph Lauren. The trim cut evokes flawless tailoring, while the distressed midnight navy hints at a darker side. ($125; macys.com)

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Polo Ralph Lauren Iconic Rugby Polo Shirt

Navy and white long-sleeve striped rugby shirt. photo

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. This classic Polo Ralph Lauren rugby shirt hits all the check boxes: ribbed cuffs and cotton twill construction, fitted through the waist, all done up in a blue-and-white striped pattern. ($125; macys.com)

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Zanerobe Initials Rugby Polo

Multi-colored striped rugby shirt. photo

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For a splash of flash, pick up a retro-colored number, like this vivacious offering from Zanerobe. It's a touch slimmer than traditional rugby shirts, too, and, as such, would go great with your slimmest pair of pitch-black jeans. ($79; nordstrom.com)

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Rag & Bone Striped Rugby Shirt

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Slipping into this high-contrast number from Rag & Bone is like slipping into a piece of art—except much, much softer. (Also of note, adding to the contrast: black elbow patches.) ($175; bloomingdales.com)

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Charles River Classic Rugby Shirt

Red and black striped rugby shirt. photo

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Loud and proud, this wide-striped shirt from Charles River comes in a dozen colors, including a royally awesome navy-and-gold, a traditional blue-and-white, and a punk-inspired red-and-black (pictured). ($46; amazon.com)

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Gant Long Sleeved Bar Striped Rugby Shirt

Pine green and blue long-sleeved striped rugby shirt. photo

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GANT's deep blue-striped rugby comes paired with six colors. We're partial to the pine green variation—calm and muted and ideal for a balmy spring day. ($125; gant.com)

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Tavik Oliver Rugby Shirt

Color-blocked red and navy blue rugby shirt. photo

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Whatever your opinions on color blocking (Best Life's opinion: go for it), it's near impossible for Tavik's gregarious shirt not to catch the eye. And it's practical, too: the shirt features a front pocket with a zipper. ($75; shopspring.com)

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Boden Lindon Rugby Shirt

Brick-red and light gray striped rugby shirt. photo

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Every new addition to your wardrobe comes with a tedious, breaking-in period. But if you spring for a prewashed jersey piece, like this option from Boden, you'll get to halve that period and move on to lived-in luxury in no time. ($75; boden.com)

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