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...word to Fabo.

 

 

 

 

*****INFO/GUIDE*****

 

-Authentic/Swingman/Replica Comparison (Current Adidas Jerseys)


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There's 3 different tiers - authentic, swingman, and replica.

 

Replica:
These seem to be more like cheaper mesh and cut almost like a sleeveless T-shirt rather than the cut of an actual jersey. The names and numbers are SCREEN PRINTED on, and many of the finer details of the jersey's are gone. Such as this LeBron...there is no side piping on the replica...

 

 

 

Swingman:
These are higher quality and not mesh, but not authentic Clima Cool or anything like that either. I think the cut of the jersey is pretty exact to the Pro/Authentic specifications. The name and numbers are screen printed twill meaning that they are sewn on, but if any of the letters or numbers have a 2 tone color as many of them do, the top layer of color is printed on top of the base color, complete with printed "stitching" and then the whole thing is sewn on. This jersey is primarily what I have and I think they are great for the money and if you take care of them and wash them properly you'll get tons of use out of them and they will continue to look new. This pic below is mine from the LeBron iD thread but show the newer Rev 30 Swingman, and the Hardwood Classic Throwback Swingman.

 

 

 

Authentic:
This is as real deal as you're going to get. Pretty much what NBA players wear on court. They are made from Adidas' Clima Cool material (right guys??) and everything is sewn on, double tackle twill when appropriate meaning if the letter or number is 2 tone then a top color is sewn onto the bottom color and then the whole piece is sewn on the jersey.

 

 

 

 

And as far as "legit checks" go, let's clear some stuff up.

 

The Replica, Swingman, and Authentic jersey's from Adidas are of course, all "legit". However the only fake jersey's we really tend to see on eBay and CL are I guess what you would equate to Swingmans. IMO there is no reason to make fake Adidas type Replica jereys, as they are already only like $50. Actual Authentic jerseys are a little more difficult to make fake versions of basically due to the nature of the newer material used on the Adidas ones. However, that being said I don't have too much info on older Authentics when other manufacturers made them like Nike or Reebok. I think some older Authentics used that shiny "dazzle" material but not certain. Basically jock tags and overall "cut" of jersey's are dead giveaways when looking for fakes.

 

It's easy to get a blank fake jersey and just sew some numbers and letters on it, just gotta do some research on the particular player you're looking for. Did, let's say Nike, or Adidas make that particular team jersey when that logo or color scheme was used etc?

 

I bought a fake Kemp off ebay a few months ago. I knew it was fake as soon as I received it, but one of the cats here said that Champion up until recently had ever made an authentic Sonics Kemp jersey and it was not the style which I bought, which was supposedly Nike. Stuff like that...

 

 

-Nike Authentic Jersey Jocktags

 

 

-Manufacturer by Year, 1990-2018

 

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I've been wanting to do this for a while.
I feel that sneakers, fitteds, and jerseys all relate to each other, so I collect and wear all three (although never a fitted and jersey together, overmatching FTL).

I much prefer the old Champion, Starter, and Nike authentics as opposed to the stuff Adidas and Reebok has been putting out in recent years.
Not only was the quality better, but the way the jerseys themselves look was better (better designs/art).

I only buy authentic, stitched/sublimated Champion, Starter, and Nike jerseys. There are still many jerseys I am looking for, such as a Knicks Ewing, Suns Barkley, McGrady Raptors, etc.

If you want to see more jerseys/learn more, check out the Jersey-Central forum.

So here is my small collection, and feel free to post yours.

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post #2 of 25774
nice, im going to search my Grant Hill authentic . i know its somewhere around the house.
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I AM sorry but what is the deal with the hate on Adidas??? Reebok, yeah i get it, but Adidas have been putting out some great products. Better than Nike in my opinion.


Anyway, i'll post some of my jerseys later.
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post #4 of 25774
I'll post some when i have time
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kemp and stackhouse are pimp.gifpimp.gif
post #6 of 25774
if this thread gets good then i'll have to dig in my closet and grab my old jerseys

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Unfortunately, I don't have any vintage jerseys in my collection .. but did recently pickup Gold Rodman and Magic Soul Swingmans from NBA Store. They need to release the Hornets LJ jersey.

If anyone is interested, here is the link:

http://store.nba.com/search/index.jsp?sr=1&kw=soul&kwCatId=&f=Taxonomy%2FNBA%2F2836124&origkw=soul+swingman&view=all
post #8 of 25774
Dat hawks jersey is crazy
post #9 of 25774
ill jerseys
post #10 of 25774
Nice collection op, but size 44...damn, are you like 5 foot?
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post #11 of 25774
not an authentic but back when nike swingmans were HELLA close to authentics...

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post #12 of 25774
might have to post mine, all mind are adidas authentics. and i got a kobe M&N
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all my jerseys are swingmanimageimage
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My MJ Jerseys
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As a Huge Golden State Warriors Fan
3 Baron Davis, 1 Monta Ellis, 1 Stephen Jackson & Corey Maggette and J-Rich
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Nice Autentics, I've always loved that Deke joint.

I've got a new item coming in the mail within the next couple days (Artest), so when I get my camera out I'll try to take pictures of some of my jerseys and post them up here.
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used to have about 25-30 authentics then got rid of most for better fitting jerseys, hate wide shoulders and awkward fitting jerseys.

also got a white Rondo, white Kobe, and a white Ben Gordon pistons jersey pimp.gifpimp.gif
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if you dont mind me askin how much were thoses authentics becuase i got an authentic NFL jersey and thatwas bout 2bills
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retail is like 180-90 but i paid less than that. a lot of my authentics i paid less than 75 but i got rid of all those that i got deals on, all the one i posted i got for 100 or more. its a lot of money but i cant justify buying a swingman. I mean nike had nice swingmans but those are all gone and done now.

also i dont wear my jerseys with jeans and what not, i wear them mostly to play ball in or wear in the summer with shortsimage
post #19 of 25774
Ya thanks.

the only time i rock a jersey is a sporting event.
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just took these

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laugh.gif @ buying a Rondo jersey.
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Gordon Piston Jersey image

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^imageat the Eric Dampier Jersey but everything else is image
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need a couple bron authentics im a 5 holla at me
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nice stuff canifly34!
post #28 of 25774
i still remember when you had the fake chad johnson and the roy williams.


But id like to see a Purple Penny suns procut or a black one.
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what no lebron jerseys yet?? im a huge lebron fan so here are a few of mine........imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage
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i got ray allen sonics jersey Shaq heat and Dwade
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