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Seeing pictures of the replicas up close, and knowing how Nike's current fan jerseys fit, I'm pretty convinced the Nike gear will be way more wearable. The Reebok replicas were a total mess and ranged anywhere from barely acceptable to downright insulting they were so bad. The Nike shirts look much more wearable and way more comfortable.

BUT, seeing those prices, I'm really glad I shelled out for a Josh Freeman authentic when they went on discount. The Reebok authentics (when you get the proper size) were really quality jerseys and fit great. Still nowhere near the $300 price range.

I'd love to get a Bucs replica jersey, but $70 for a replica was pushing it as it was. $100 makes me want to wait till I can find discounts on them (Traded/Retired/Cut/ECT players and such).

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Idk if this happened with any other team before, but reebok(an presumably Nike back in the day) NEVER got the Cowboys number font right,well on the whites; even on the expensive authentics. I probably won't buy one because I'm cheap but it's sooooo frustrating especially when you live in south Texas and see at least 30 people with cowboy gear when you walk into Walmart and a bunch of families with jerseys, knowing they paid a lot of money for their kids to not have the correct number font. I'll try to post a pic soon. Anyone else ever notice this and does it happen with any other teams??

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it's sooooo frustrating especially when you live in south Texas and see at least 30 people with cowboy gear when you walk into Walmart and a bunch of families with jerseys, knowing they paid a lot of money for their kids to not have the correct number font.

this is what CCSLC is allllll about. :)

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Random-- never seen a black one with new numbers on it. I wasa going to say that the sleeve stripes were wrong, but I guess this is just a recent fashion jersey. No alternates have been announced for us yet (to my knowledge), so maybe there's hope? Probably not,

Just a lucky google search. Haha

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i don't see the appeal of the $250 elite level jerseys unless you're in insane professional shape. They're meant to be worn over pads anyway. I like that they're offering a different cut for the everyday fan.

No, they aren't. It is just marketing BS to see they are the same as the on-field jerseys.

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Hey, the Vikings side panels and shoulders panels connect on that jersey. Previously, they were separated, with the yellow piping awkwardly connecting both panels. Is this an actual change for the Vikings, or just an error in the replica's production?

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I think the idea that the Reebok's look better stems entirely from what we're used to a jersey looking like. In 5 or 10 years we'll view what Reebok made the same we we view Champion jerseys with the big hole mesh and heat pressed numbers today.

Nike is altering the on-field product for a reason (we can debate how big of an effect it will have, but I promise they don't develop new technology just for marketing :censored:s and giggles). The fan jerseys will be made to mimic that.

My mindset has shifted in the last few years to liking the most authentic of authentic. It's why I spent $300+ on an authentic Reebok Edge Blues jersey. But as a few have mentioned, I don't know if I'll let that feeling dictate that I wear something that looks and fits awkwardly for the NFL.

I own a NIKE authentic (as in team issued) Illinois jersey. It's a few years old, so it's not the same technology, but the jersey fits very weirdly. It's really tight in the body and the shoulders are puffy because I don't' have big shoulders and I certainly don't wear shoulder pads around. It also happens to be extremely long.

As much as I dig the authentic side of things, there's a certain point where you have to understand you're not out on the field, you're just showing some spirit, so get something that fits right and looks good. I'm hoping the Limited jersey will be the perfect compromise. It will have every design element the on-field jerseys have, but I won't have to wear shoulder pads to make it look good. Hopefully.

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Hey, the Vikings side panels and shoulders panels connect on that jersey. Previously, they were separated, with the yellow piping awkwardly connecting both panels. Is this an actual change for the Vikings, or just an error in the replica's production?

I can't find any pictures of Percy Harvin at the unveiling, so I can't say for sure. The images Nike produced ahead of the unveiling show the white just touching at the very tips. Which I think is how it was always designed, just rarely happened.

I don't necessarily trust those images, though, as on the Rams it shows the gold stripe getting thinner almost like the Texans (but on top of the white piping), where as the version Cortland Finnegan actually wore showed the gold stripe as thick as usually just tapering a little sharper.

But in any case, I'd have to bet that the replica pictured has it incorrect.

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I think the idea that the Reebok's look better stems entirely from what we're used to a jersey looking like. In 5 or 10 years we'll view what Reebok made the same we we view Champion jerseys with the big hole mesh and heat pressed numbers today.

Nike is altering the on-field product for a reason (we can debate how big of an effect it will have, but I promise they don't develop new technology just for marketing :censored:s and giggles). The fan jerseys will be made to mimic that.

Ok. You've fixed all my issues. Thank you.

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I think the idea that the Reebok's look better stems entirely from what we're used to a jersey looking like. In 5 or 10 years we'll view what Reebok made the same we we view Champion jerseys with the big hole mesh and heat pressed numbers today.

Nike is altering the on-field product for a reason (we can debate how big of an effect it will have, but I promise they don't develop new technology just for marketing :censored:s and giggles). The fan jerseys will be made to mimic that.

My mindset has shifted in the last few years to liking the most authentic of authentic. It's why I spent $300+ on an authentic Reebok Edge Blues jersey. But as a few have mentioned, I don't know if I'll let that feeling dictate that I wear something that looks and fits awkwardly for the NFL.

I own a NIKE authentic (as in team issued) Illinois jersey. It's a few years old, so it's not the same technology, but the jersey fits very weirdly. It's really tight in the body and the shoulders are puffy because I don't' have big shoulders and I certainly don't wear shoulder pads around. It also happens to be extremely long.

As much as I dig the authentic side of things, there's a certain point where you have to understand you're not out on the field, you're just showing some spirit, so get something that fits right and looks good. I'm hoping the Limited jersey will be the perfect compromise. It will have every design element the on-field jerseys have, but I won't have to wear shoulder pads to make it look good. Hopefully.

your illini jersey fits that way because it's meant to be worn with shoulder pads...without pads on 99% of on field jerseys look terrible which is why the nfl and nike ncaa authentics normally use a kicker's jersey cut because it has actual sleeves and will lay flat on your shoulders.

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it's sooooo frustrating especially when you live in south Texas and see at least 30 people with cowboy gear when you walk into Walmart and a bunch of families with jerseys, knowing they paid a lot of money for their kids to not have the correct number font.

this is what CCSLC is allllll about. :)

ahaha that's what i like to hear!

here's an example:

Here's a previously 250 dollar authentic. http://www.nflshop.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2568951

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Here's the on field product:

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I actually think the new Nike replicas are really cool looking. The idea of a t-shirt version of a jersey is awesome... But that doesn't really make them replicas, does it? Nor does it make them worth a hundred :censored:ing dollars. The concept is cool but it doesn't work for what it's trying to accomplish.

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