Spotting a fake Panthers authentic jersey?
How can it be fake AND authentic?
When I say authentic, yes it is a lttle misleading by the wording they chose to describe it. Jerseys basically come in three different tiers:
Replica jerseys are screened all the way around. The name is usually smaller than normal too, and the number is basically just painted on the jersey. This is the cheapest one.
Premier or 'Tackle Twill' jerseys are the next level up, and have a sewn on name and numbers, but from my experience are still only one layer and have a screen-printed logo on the sleeves.
Authentic jerseys are the most expensive (usually $250-$300) and to my knowledge are basically what the players themselves wear on the field. I've only ever bought the second tier twill jerseys (usually $125-$150), but from what the good fellas on hear are saying they have the elastic cuff on the sleeve, and are a bit heavier than the others. The stripes on the sleeve are sewn, but the Panthers logo is still screen printed, albeit at a higher quality.
So when I ask about spotting a fake authentic jersey, I'm asking about spotting a fake top-tier Panthers jersey. It's confusing because my second tier twill jerseys are, in a sense, authentic because I purchased them at the online team store. Hope this makes at least a little sense.