Trendwatch - back to school

With the US college inspiration barrel scraped empty, it's only natural that designers turn elsewhere for their fix. While there isn't as much to choose from, designers have chosen the rugby shirt as the school uniform pick du jour.

There's been a few brands who've attempted a version in recent seasons. The likes of Band of Outsiders, Norse Projects and Urban Outfitters have all created versions. The common link in this revival has been Barbarian, the Canadian rugby shirt maker who've worked with a host of designers (including the latter two we mentioned) to create exclusive versions.

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While there is some difference between this and the one forced upon you at school (namely higher armholes and a trimmer body), it's still essentially the same item you know and love. Your old PE kit has never been so trendy. www.barbarian.com