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13 hours ago, DNAsports said:

I’m definitely gonna give you a side eye if I see you walking around a sports event wearing a polo shirt. Even if it’s a team authentic one. Nobody needs to wear that crap except the coaches and front office staff.

 

Im going to assume you’ve never been to a college football game in the south, then. Polo shirts (usually paired with khaki shorts) is basically the middle aged white guy uniform for those things. 

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52 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:

 

Im going to assume you’ve never been to a college football game in the south, then. Polo shirts (usually paired with khaki shorts) is basically the middle aged white guy uniform for those things. 

I wouldn't limit it to a college football game in the south. I think you could almost strike college, football, and south from that first sentence.

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I was just trying to pinpoint the epicenter of fans wearing polo shirts to sporting events. It was either that or Augusta 😂

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1 hour ago, Echo said:

 

And before that you wore a suit and tie for pretty much any public gathering, including sporting events.

 

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Nice slew foot by the Red Wings player there!

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4 hours ago, DNAsports said:

There’s also a certain level of cringe when fans wear non-era-appropriate jerseys.

 

For example, at a Redskins game, there’s a high level of fans who wear Nike-Era Sean Taylor jerseys. It doesn’t sit right with me personally. Taylor never donned a Nike jersey. Only Reebok. The worst part about it? They aren’t custom. The team sells them.

 

Though I'm quick to point out those details, that's never been something that bothered me. What does bother me, on the other hand, is the hordes of counterfeit jerseys I see at sporting events. I understand the difference in price points and that not everyone is as obsessed with uniforms as I am, but I could spend hours pointing out the glaring inaccuracies (fonts, logo placement, overall design, etc.)

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9 hours ago, AndrewMLind said:

 

Though I'm quick to point out those details, that's never been something that bothered me. What does bother me, on the other hand, is the hordes of counterfeit jerseys I see at sporting events. I understand the difference in price points and that not everyone is as obsessed with uniforms as I am, but I could spend hours pointing out the glaring inaccuracies (fonts, logo placement, overall design, etc.)

 

How do you feel about fans that still wear mlb replica's from 10+ years ago that uses single color generic block font for all jerseys?

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14 hours ago, DNAsports said:

There’s also a certain level of cringe when fans wear non-era-appropriate jerseys.

 

For example, at a Redskins game, there’s a high level of fans who wear Nike-Era Sean Taylor jerseys. It doesn’t sit right with me personally. Taylor never donned a Nike jersey. Only Reebok. The worst part about it? They aren’t custom. The team sells them.

I tend to flip-flop on this but I think it’s due to my age and how long I’ve been a fan. Since I’m an Eagles fan, I’ll use them as an example. I find it odd that they produce current day Nike jerseys of Brian Dawkins. I wouldn’t buy one and it doesn’t quite look right to me but I think that’s because I was a fan when he was actually on the team and had the opportunity to buy his jersey at that point in time.

 

On the other hand, take a player like Reggie White whose stint with the Eagles was before my time. If Nike were to produce his throwback jersey I’d be completely fine with that, and maybe even think about buying one because I like how well the “limited” jerseys fit. Modern template but throwback player and jersey.

 

I think the difference with the Dawkins example for me is seeing a “throwback” of sorts but it’s the jersey the team still wears. Modern template and jersey, but a throwback player. The Nike Dawkins jersey might be the only option for a younger kid who wants to represent the history of the team other than buying secondhand. Makes me feel old!
 

So let me ask you this question then... if Nike were to reproduce a Sonny Jurgensen Redskins throwback with the Lombardi stripes for example, would that irk you the sane way the Sean Taylor jerseys do? 

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Theres absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a replica Jersey with a different manufacturer than the one used at the time the player wore it. Aside from the manufacturers logo, If the striping hasnt changed, the only noticeable difference is the cut, but even if it were "era appropriate" you'd be wearing a different cut than the ones on field anyway.

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1 hour ago, Gobbi said:

Modern template and jersey, but a throwback player.

 

I'm fine with it for Dawkins because he actually wore that jersey design. What bothers me is when Nike sells the current midnight green eagles jersey but they put Reggie Whites name and number on the back of it even though he never wore it.

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11 minutes ago, Weapon X said:

 

I'm fine with it for Dawkins because he actually wore that jersey design. What bothers me is when Nike sells the current midnight green eagles jersey but they put Reggie Whites name and number on the back of it even though he never wore it.

Oh for sure. That’s definitely a no-go for me!

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If you want to dress up and pretend like you're a member of a team, clingling hopelessly to the boyhood dream, then fine - you do you - but if it's a jersey that the team or your (LOL) "hero" never wore, at that point it's just an overpriced shirt, rather than an overpriced jersey.

 

I'll never understand someone getting dressed to go to the grocery store or to Target, opening their close to decide what to wear, and go "ooh... this feels like a hockey jersey day".  It's one thing when someone's wearing a football jersey at a football game, where for better or worse, dozens of other people are doing it to, but I cannot take anyone seriously as a mature person if I'm having a convo with them in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot on a Tuesday and they're wearing a Claud Giroux sweater.

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27 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

If you want to dress up and pretend like you're a member of a team, clingling hopelessly to the boyhood dream, then fine - you do you - but if it's a jersey that the team or your (LOL) "hero" never wore, at that point it's just an overpriced shirt, rather than an overpriced jersey.

 

I'll never understand someone getting dressed to go to the grocery store or to Target, opening their close to decide what to wear, and go "ooh... this feels like a hockey jersey day".  It's one thing when someone's wearing a football jersey at a football game, where for better or worse, dozens of other people are doing it to, but I cannot take anyone seriously as a mature person if I'm having a convo with them in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot on a Tuesday and they're wearing a Claud Giroux sweater.

 

I can't tell you how many times I put on a jersey and these are my exact reasons. Man, you really nailed it! /s

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32 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

If you want to dress up and pretend like you're a member of a team, clingling hopelessly to the boyhood dream, then fine - you do you - but if it's a jersey that the team or your (LOL) "hero" never wore, at that point it's just an overpriced shirt, rather than an overpriced jersey.

 

I'll never understand someone getting dressed to go to the grocery store or to Target, opening their close to decide what to wear, and go "ooh... this feels like a hockey jersey day".  It's one thing when someone's wearing a football jersey at a football game, where for better or worse, dozens of other people are doing it to, but I cannot take anyone seriously as a mature person if I'm having a convo with them in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot on a Tuesday and they're wearing a Claud Giroux sweater.

Here I thought I wore my Badger hockey sweater because it was comfortable. I didn't know I have been doing it wrong all these years.

Well, I don't hang in Home Depot, so I guess there's still a chance to save me.

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58 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

If you want to dress up and pretend like you're a member of a team, clingling hopelessly to the boyhood dream, then fine - you do you - but if it's a jersey that the team or your (LOL) "hero" never wore, at that point it's just an overpriced shirt, rather than an overpriced jersey.

 

I'll never understand someone getting dressed to go to the grocery store or to Target, opening their close to decide what to wear, and go "ooh... this feels like a hockey jersey day".  It's one thing when someone's wearing a football jersey at a football game, where for better or worse, dozens of other people are doing it to, but I cannot take anyone seriously as a mature person if I'm having a convo with them in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot on a Tuesday and they're wearing a Claud Giroux sweater.

Hey man, we can't all rock trilbys and fingerless gloves.

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

If you want to dress up and pretend like you're a member of a team, clingling hopelessly to the boyhood dream, then fine 

 

Wait...you're telling me...I didn't make the team? WHAT???? I was so much better than everyone else!! Man... wait until Belichick knows about this...he'll be just as pissed, I bet.

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There's definitely a hierarchy of sport at play too though; some folks can pull off a soccer jersey as a reasonable top in a streetwear outfit. Baseball jerseys, on the other hand, look weird anywhere that's not a baseball diamond.

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26 minutes ago, Digby said:

There's definitely a hierarchy of sport at play too though; some folks can pull off a soccer jersey as a reasonable top in a streetwear outfit. Baseball jerseys, on the other hand, look weird anywhere that's not a baseball diamond.

 

I think it's just dependent on personal preference to be honest. I see baseball jerseys being worn frequently (live & work in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area) and never think of anything of it other than judging whether or not it's a fake :)

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There are so many factors as to whether or not someone can “pull off” a jersey, from personal things like age, weight, gender and so on to your location or socioeconomic status, thus I don’t believe there’s a hard and fast rule as to whether a certain sport’s jersey is better suited to be worn casually than another. 

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3 hours ago, WSU151 said:

 

Wait...you're telling me...I didn't make the team? WHAT???? I was so much better than everyone else!! Man... wait until Belichick knows about this...he'll be just as pissed, I bet.

 

Actually, if anyone could resurrect the crushed dreams of everyone that realized they were too short, too slow, and not coordinated enough, it would be Belichick.  Pretty sure they would still have 6 SBs if they reserved a roster spot for one of us every season.

 

Hell - I could be the 4th center and still have a ring to show for it.

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5 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

If you want to dress up and pretend like you're a member of a team, clingling hopelessly to the boyhood dream, then fine - you do you - but if it's a jersey that the team or your (LOL) "hero" never wore, at that point it's just an overpriced shirt, rather than an overpriced jersey.

 

I'll never understand someone getting dressed to go to the grocery store or to Target, opening their close to decide what to wear, and go "ooh... this feels like a hockey jersey day".  It's one thing when someone's wearing a football jersey at a football game, where for better or worse, dozens of other people are doing it to, but I cannot take anyone seriously as a mature person if I'm having a convo with them in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot on a Tuesday and they're wearing a Claud Giroux sweater.

I wear my Hornets jerseys every once in a while cause they're comfortable and I think they look good. I never think of myself as "part of the team" or anything like that, I just think it looks good. I mean it's just another way of displaying fandom. I don't see what the harm is here.

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