How to rugby #2
Fan lessons: What to wear to a rugby game
If you want to fit in at the rugby, there are some things you should consider before finalising your match-day look.
1. Wearing high heels to Eden Park is like wearing a Shania Twain tee-shirt to a Metallica concert. In other words, do not do this, even if you’re in a corporate box. If you simply must find some extra height, perhaps you could consider the wedge – a rule of thumb, if your shoe could damage the field, it should not be worn to the game.
2. Know your team colours. If you’re a Chiefs supporter like me (I understand your pain) and they’re playing the Blues, avoid wearing blue at all costs. The correct colours to wear are black, red and yellow. This becomes more complicated when the Chiefs are playing the Hurricanes or Crusaders as the team colours are two thirds the same. You’ve got to feel sorry for Hurricanes supporters, hardly anyone can pull off yellow. Look at poor Queen Elizabeth at the royal wedding.
Now that the ITM Cup (which you probably still call the NPC, much to the pain of those involved with the sponsorship) is underway, you might like to consider your winter wardrobe now, so that you’re prepared for any last minute invitations to a game. Should you not know your team colours (or name), there’s a website that can help you!
3. Find out where your seats are – are they covered? Are you sitting on concrete? Are the seats located in the middle of a wind tunnel? Hats are both warming and help you avoid unsightly flyaway hair. As always, think carefully about your hat choice or you could look unattractive, or worse, like a hipster.
There are many intricacies of what is and isn’t okay when it comes to your ‘sport-watching’ wear. If you’re overwhelmed, black is best, then take note of the best-dressed around you and do your best to emulate their style.
Image thanks to Best Charleston Bootcamp, who give many reasons to abstain from wearing high heels. Eek!