We get this question a lot...
But why would someone think sports retailers are selling fake apparel? Wouldn't that be illegal and go against copyright by the teams or something??
People often misunderstand the word 'replica' to mean 'fake'. However this is not true!
Replica means that the jersey is a more comfortable, relaxed fit jersey that is more suited for wearing casually and as a fan watching the game. Our replica jerseys are the fully licensed jerseys by the actual teams/leagues!
Authentic just means that the materials, fit, and details (like some patch work or screen printing) are the exact same as the ones the players wear in the games...
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Let's break it down:
|JERSEY TYPE||Materials||Average Cost||Licensed?||Fit|
|Authentic||High end mesh, screen printed logos/patches||$90-165 USD||YES||Tight, light, breathable for playing|
More practical materials and design, like 50/50 polyester/cotton. Embroidered logos
|$60-100||YES||Relaxed, heavier materials, for everyday wear|
Ultimately, you're getting a REAL jersey that is fully licensed by the league/country from our stores. The choice comes down to the type of fit you'd prefer as well as your budget.
SO... Which soccer jersey should I get??
If you want to wear your jersey out around town, in the stands, or just at home when watching your team; get the team's replica jersey. This will be MORE COMFORTABLE and SAVE you MONEY! With some teams, you honestly can not see the differences between authentic and replica unless you closely examine the shirts and hold them in your hands...
If you want to rep your team while training or playing in your Sunday league, opt for the authentic jersey. They're more expensive, but you'll look like a pro and have a lightweight breathable jersey perfect for wicking sweat while you kick it on the pitch!
Hope you enjoyed this post and got some value in helping make you buying choices. If you have any questions you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading along and shopping with us!
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