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How do authentic MLB jerseys fit?

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I'm soon to be ordering an authentic A's white jersey with HARDEN on it, and I'll be getting the Bill King memorial patch I bought awhile back sewn onto it as well.

One thing I am wondering is about the size...

I am generally an XL in shirts, and I have last year's authentic Oilers jersey, size 52. I could fit into 48 well, except my arms are too long for it. I'm between L and XL for the new NHL premier jerseys. NFL EQT, between a L and XL. And finally, my one replica baseball jersey is a L, which is kinda tight all over, but still pretty wearable.

Saw a size comparison chart once that for baseball jerseys, an XL = 48, even though I was under the impression that XL = 52.

So can someone clarify, from experience or knowledge, whether I should go with a 48 or a 52. Being that this is a pretty expensive purchase, it's something I don't want to screw up. And I can't go somewhere and try one on because there aren't any stores around here in Alberta that sell authentic baseball jerseys.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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You're going to want a 52. Majestic's jerseys are much truer to number size than any other brand. They are longer and have a slimmer fit.

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I would say that if the only issue you have is arm length, a 48 should suit you just fine. I wear a 48 in both MLB and NHL authentics. And yes, in baseball terms, 48 does equal XL. In fact, not so long ago, 48 was XL in other sports' retail jerseys, too, until extra baggy became the big thing.

EDIT: Well, between the two of us, we've certainly cleared that up, haven't we? So I'll throw in this caveat: If you want your baseball jersey to fit the way a baseball jersey should fit, go for the 48. If you'd rather have your baseball jersey fit like a hockey sweater, or if you're Manny Ramirez, go for the 52.

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I wear a Medium hockey jersey. Just bought a Size 40 Jays 2007 road jersey (only $40!!) today and its a tad more snug than a 42 would be, but still fits well, IMO. I'm 6"1', 145 lbs.

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I am probably similar in size to Oakland Ehs, because while I can comfortablly wear a 48, I prefer a 52. Of all the authentic jerseys you can buy, a baseball jersey is generally going to fit more like a regular shirt because it doesn't have any padding it has to go over. All of my A's authentics are a 48, while my bonds authentic is a 52 and a bit more roomy. Id say if you want a really comfortable jersey get the 52, but if your going for more of a professional look, grab a 48.

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I wear XXL shirts and sweatshirts and wear 52 baseball jerseys. I prefer a loose fit for both and the 48 I have is just a little snug... sleeves are a bit short for my taste, too. (Maybe it shrunk?)

My logic on these sorts of things is err on the side of too big. It's easier to shrink something than expand it ... and something too small is unwearable, for me anyway.

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Just to add some more numbers into the mix.

I wear a size M repro hockey jersey -- at least, I did with the old CCM jerseys. I wear a size L repro baseball jersey. As far as I can tell, a size 44 baseball jersey is about one centimeter larger in all meaningful dimensions than a size L, and so it fits me just a bit better. A size XL baseball jersey similarly compares to a size 48 -- not exact, but close, and I believe the 48 is just a tad larger.

I'm 6'0 and change and on the skinny side, with proportionally long limbs. I hear you on the 48 fitting but having too-short arms, though I wonder whether that's because you're used to jerseys with long sleeves. Baseball jersey sleeves are supposed to be pretty short.

I think the best advice is to find a store that sells blank authentics and just try on a 48 and a 52. I wouldn't lay down the nearly $300 on a non-returnable jersey without having tried on the sizes first.

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best bet, go to a store that has authentics and try one on!

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best bet, go to a store that has authentics and try one on!
I think the best advice is to find a store that sells blank authentics and just try on a 48 and a 52.

I literally mean, NO store near me has these.

If an XL replica is like a 48, then that will do me just fine. Thanks for the help everybody.

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I wear a Medium hockey jersey. Just bought a Size 40 Jays 2007 road jersey (only $40!!) today and its a tad more smug than a 42 would be, but still fits well, IMO. I'm 6"1', 145 lbs.

Where the heck did you get size 40? Two weeks ago I went to the Sears shop and the SkyDome and only found 48 at the smallest. I had to settle for it, of course, for 40$, but I would have really loved a 44.

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I wear a Medium hockey jersey. Just bought a Size 40 Jays 2007 road jersey (only $40!!) today and its a tad more smug than a 42 would be, but still fits well, IMO. I'm 6"1', 145 lbs.

Where the heck did you get size 40? Two weeks ago I went to the Sears shop and the SkyDome and only found 48 at the smallest. I had to settle for it, of course, for 40$, but I would have really loved a 44.

It was burried in there among all the 48's and 52's. Had a small pen mark on it (which I'm sure will wash out in time) which is why I think it was still there. I'm going to get my hands on a TC and 30th patch to make it look less... plain, lol.

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Get a 48, they're huge. I got a 48 Sox jersey a couple years ago and it's huge on me, and I'm skinny and usually wear M shirts and L jerseys.

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My logic on these sorts of things is err on the side of too big. It's easier to shrink something than expand it ... and something too small is unwearable, for me anyway.

Well you don't really want to purposely try to shrink a jersey like this. The jersey will shrink, but the letters/numbers/patches won't, and the jersey will look horrible because of the "warped" look of the embroidered parts.

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My logic on these sorts of things is err on the side of too big. It's easier to shrink something than expand it ... and something too small is unwearable, for me anyway.

Well you don't really want to purposely try to shrink a jersey like this. The jersey will shrink, but the letters/numbers/patches won't, and the jersey will look horrible because of the "warped" look of the embroidered parts.

You can shrink polyester?

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I wear a Medium hockey jersey. Just bought a Size 40 Jays 2007 road jersey (only $40!!) today and its a tad more smug than a 42 would be, but still fits well, IMO. I'm 6"1', 145 lbs.

Where the heck did you get size 40? Two weeks ago I went to the Sears shop and the SkyDome and only found 48 at the smallest. I had to settle for it, of course, for 40$, but I would have really loved a 44.

It was burried in there among all the 48's and 52's. Had a small pen mark on it (which I'm sure will wash out in time) which is why I think it was still there. I'm going to get my hands on a TC and 30th patch to make it look less... plain, lol.

Me too... I just ordered the TC one... I'm undecided if I'll add the 30th anniversary one. I know it'll be inaccurate, but I'm not a big fan of the bookend look, one patch on each side.

Plus I'm making it a Hill jersey.

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I wear a Medium hockey jersey. Just bought a Size 40 Jays 2007 road jersey (only $40!!) today and its a tad more smug than a 42 would be, but still fits well, IMO. I'm 6"1', 145 lbs.

Where the heck did you get size 40? Two weeks ago I went to the Sears shop and the SkyDome and only found 48 at the smallest. I had to settle for it, of course, for 40$, but I would have really loved a 44.

It was burried in there among all the 48's and 52's. Had a small pen mark on it (which I'm sure will wash out in time) which is why I think it was still there. I'm going to get my hands on a TC and 30th patch to make it look less... plain, lol.

Me too... I just ordered the TC one... I'm undecided if I'll add the 30th anniversary one. I know it'll be inaccurate, but I'm not a big fan of the bookend look, one patch on each side.

Plus I'm making it a Hill jersey.

I'm thinking of going back and buying a BP jersey because I'm sure they are dirt cheap. I don't think I'm going to get a name on the back of the jersey... but I want the patches on first before anything else.

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all of my authentic jerseys are 52. buy what you think fits best. dont go by opinions cause we're not the ones whos going to wear it.

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all of my authentic jerseys are 52. buy what you think fits best. dont go by opinions cause we're not the ones whos going to wear it.

right, but what size shirt do you wear usually? Because 52 is basically a XXL. And some people like to go bigger than usual. Like maybe they usually wear a M shirt but opted for the L jersey because of the way it fits.

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