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#21 thirteenthman

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (MattSantos @ Oct 23 2010, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Id be happy if you could buy one!

Mine is a medium size. I think they were a limited edition type thing which would be why they only have certain sizes left.



#22 MattSantos

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (thirteenthman @ Oct 23 2010, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine is a medium size. I think they were a limited edition type thing which would be why they only have certain sizes left.


Nothing like forward thinking is there, how many they make, 50?

Jeez.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 04:12 PM

It looks like Down Under Leisure have them in all sizes by the looks of it. But the England RL website is sold out of most sizes??? huh.gif What's the fit like? As if it's big fitting on the waist I may not bother, having been to the Final at Trafford I don't want too look like I'm from Lancashire or Merseyside. biggrin.gif
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 04:30 PM

Just while were on the subject, what did the first northern union badge/emblem look like? does anyone have a picture?

#25 thirteenthman

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Oct 23 2010, 05:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It looks like Down Under Leisure have them in all sizes by the looks of it. But the England RL website is sold out of most sizes??? huh.gif What's the fit like? As if it's big fitting on the waist I may not bother, having been to the Final at Trafford I don't want too look like I'm from Lancashire or Merseyside. biggrin.gif

Dare I suggest that the fitting around the waist would only be as big as your waist is! Hoops are never flattering to those with a 'bigger shape' - Mark Riddell is a good example. Vertical stripes are supposed to make you look taller - not sure about thinner though. It would take more than vertical stripes to make Mr Riddell look slim.

The other good thing about the shirt is the collar - a proper collar on a proper shirt. Not the t-shirt type things a lot of clubs have nowadays.


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:23 AM

Got mine about 2 months ago......... excellent quality and love the old retro shirts TBH......keep em I say ( like watchin Leigh with the rubbish defence 1st half) tongue.gif

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:17 AM

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The RFL/ Puma missed a trick by not putting the original Northern Union badge on the shirt and shorts, had they done so I would have bought one, just to wear down the gym. Thought the Kiwi shirt was very cool with the silver fern on it.

Anyone know at what point in time the Kiwis stopped wearing the fern on their shirts? Personally I think there should be a heritage round in all 4 Nations comps.


Think it was in the 1930s that the kiwi was added - the NZRU put on a bit of a stink about who owned the rights to "All Blacks" and the fern badge. The NZRL relented by adding the kiwi to the badge and more white to the jersey. The RL team in the earlier years had been simply known as the "professional All Blacks" and wore the amateur NZ rugby kit.
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#28 HappyDave

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:47 AM

QUOTE (thirteenthman @ Oct 23 2010, 06:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dare I suggest that the fitting around the waist would only be as big as your waist is! Hoops are never flattering to those with a 'bigger shape' - Mark Riddell is a good example. Vertical stripes are supposed to make you look taller - not sure about thinner though. It would take more than vertical stripes to make Mr Riddell look slim.


I'm over-weight for my build but with a 8" 'drop' I prefer a slight taper as a 44" mid-section doesn't look great, in my opinion, especially with stripes. Surely a happy medium between fat guy fit & player fit would have worked? biggrin.gif

Edited by HappyDave, 24 October 2010 - 07:44 AM.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:52 AM

QUOTE (thirteenthman @ Oct 23 2010, 06:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dare I suggest that the fitting around the waist would only be as big as your waist is! Hoops are never flattering to those with a 'bigger shape' - Mark Riddell is a good example. Vertical stripes are supposed to make you look taller - not sure about thinner though. It would take more than vertical stripes to make Mr Riddell look slim.

Urban myth.

Fat is not flattering, it doesn't matter what shirt the likes of Riddell and Danny Sculthorpe put on......


#30 HappyDave

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:50 AM

It's not an Urban Myth even that Gok Wang (?) twit tells fat lasses not to wear horizonal stripes. I even managed to mistake a Wigan lass for being preggaz, on the tram to Old Trafford, & gave away my seat unnecissarily. laugh.gif

I think there were only really 2 'fatties' in the SL this season and they were; Solomona & Eastwood.

Edited by HappyDave, 24 October 2010 - 07:52 AM.

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#31 Hornetto

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (Bedford Roughyed @ Oct 22 2010, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup red and white hoops... biggrin.gif


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#32 thirteenthman

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:14 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Oct 24 2010, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm over-weight for my build

You mean you're under-built for your weight? biggrin.gif


#33 This RL Business

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:33 AM

A couple of us wore this to the game - not many England fans there and even fewer wearing these tops. We did cop heaps from the locals all day and night - the most original being call of "Where's Wally" which was funny the first time, but rather draining after the 50th time of hearing it. Good banter on the whole with the Kiwis - especially the Maori guys sat behind at the ground and genuine interest in the game around town with folk coming and and asking us the score etc. Nice stadium too.

#34 Gav Wilson

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

Does anyone know of anyone selling one of these in XL by any chance...?


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