Purchasing authentic sporting goods for someone can be a great gift idea, either you buy from your local sports stores or online sports shops anyone would really be glad wearing sporting wardrobe especially if it is the authentic jersey of the league, team or player that he or she loves. Authentic ones can be expensive, and there are already so many replicas and fake versions out there, if you want to purchase the original then you have to know some unique things about the original so you can spot easily what is fake from real.
NFL jerseys are not cheap gift items, and if you want to spend for the real one you have to make sure you purchase the real one. Here are some things you should know about spotting authentic from fake ones.
1. There are three types of NFL jerseys available in our market today, the replica, the premier and the authentic. Replicas may look like the original at first glance, but the authenticity lies on the details. Premier type is slightly better than replica in terms of quality. The authentic type is exactly the same as those used by the players on the league.
2. In terms of fabric, replica jersey use a thinner for its clothing material, thus it is usually lighter. Premier type is just slightly heavier than replica as it uses slightly fabric than the replica. Authentic on the other hand has the thickest fabric for its jersey, therefore it is the most durable and comfortable fabric among the three.
3. In the details, graphic and lettering is one of the best ways to spot fake from original. Replica types have words and numbers screen-printed on the jersey, premier type has screen-printed and sewn-on graphics and letters with one layer of tackle twill. The Authentic has simply sewn-on thick tackle twill.
4. In the logo, all of the three types may have Reebok sign sewn-on the surface of the clothing, either at the collar or neckline and the Reebok vector on the sleeves of replica and premier are sewn-on, the authentic on the other hand has it embroidered.