Yesterday WWD reported that Ralph Lauren plans to shutter its Rugby brand next year. That will include 14 stores as well as its e-commerce site.

It’s a disappointment for us here at Ivy Style: Rugby‘s blog has given us quite a few links (I even wrote for it a few times), and while the bulk of the clothing was overstyled fashion-prep, the brand did help keep alive the taste for Shetland sweaters and natural-shouldered three-button jackets for a new generation. — CC