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11-19-2011, 09:44 AM
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LF vintage jersey customization

Just picked myself up a 80-88 home and I need to get it customized. I've looked over the usual sites River City, Ice Jerseys, Cool Hockey, etc. I'm not seeing exactly what I am looking for. I still have to call them and see if they can make them.

Figured I would ask around here since I know most everyone has had at least one jersey done. Does anyone know of a vendor that has exact letter/number packs for this era jersey? All the ones I see on EBay or elsewhere have the top of the '1' incorrect. Most of them they make the top of the 1 blocked/squared, instead of angled downward. See the link.

http://www.nhluniforms.com/Kings/Kings07.html

Undecided at this point, but leaning towards either a Simmer or Nicholls custom.

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You might try contacting icejerseys. I think they replicate vintage numbers/names. I would try calling/emailing them and asking if they have that specific style.

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Just picked myself up a 80-88 home and I need to get it customized. I've looked over the usual sites River City, Ice Jerseys, Cool Hockey, etc. I'm not seeing exactly what I am looking for. I still have to call them and see if they can make them.

Figured I would ask around here since I know most everyone has had at least one jersey done. Does anyone know of a vendor that has exact letter/number packs for this era jersey? All the ones I see on EBay or elsewhere have the top of the '1' incorrect. Most of them they make the top of the 1 blocked/squared, instead of angled downward. See the link.

http://www.nhluniforms.com/Kings/Kings07.html

Undecided at this point, but leaning towards either a Simmer or Nicholls custom.
The blocked numbers wouldn't exactly be wrong:

http://www.nhluniforms.com/Kings/Images/Kings10.png

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The blocked numbers wouldn't exactly be wrong:

http://www.nhluniforms.com/Kings/Images/Kings10.png
http://www.nhluniforms.com/Kings/Kings1980-81.html

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RonSwanson is correct. Here's one of the best sites for verifying the look of any year's jersey
http://home.earthlink.net/~splatched/id49.html

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all good points. most of the years during this time frame from 82 until they changed to the Gretz b/w - had the slanted 1, rather than the blocked version. just depends on the player you put on the jersey and when they were on the team or not, it comes down to personal preference. i never knew that the team changed this after just a few year, learn something new yet again.

i was using Byron's as a reference.


i never knew about the other site/collection. that is fantastic and one hell of a collection. the pictures of the entire collection hanging is just sweet. got that bookmarked for future reference. thanks for the help guys

still say we need a thread stickied that catalogs all of this

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The other issue to watch is if you are going for the 82/83 look and your jersey is mesh instead of knit, the sleeve numbers were much higher than on the earlier or later jerseys. The mesh ones weren't popular with the players, so they switched to the knit version midseason

http://home.earthlink.net/~splatched/id51.html

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I thought fight straps were something relatively new.. like a post 90's addition. maybe i'm wrong? Those jerseys from the 80's have fight straps on them.. did players actually use them back then? Just curious..

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I thought fight straps were something relatively new.. like a post 90's addition. maybe i'm wrong? Those jerseys from the 80's have fight straps on them.. did players actually use them back then? Just curious..
Fight straps or tiedowns have been around since at least the early 70s. The weren't mandatory, but many players used them. You can see the tiedown through the fabric on this Vachon jersey from 1971

http://home.earthlink.net/~splatched/id42.html

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Fight straps or tiedowns have been around since at least the early 70s. The weren't mandatory, but many players used them. You can see the tiedown through the fabric on this Vachon jersey from 1971

http://home.earthlink.net/~splatched/id42.html
Thanks for that info.. looks like I've learned something new today.

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Thanks for that info.. looks like I've learned something new today.
iirc they weren't mandatory until the league began its crackdown on fighting due to the 80s bench clearing spectacles. it was just one part of what the league saw it could do to deter fighting in the game. suddenly guys couldn't strip off their jerseys.

at the same time you can see how guys used it as an easy way of keeping the jersey from impeding their range of motion. my guess is this is why you see one on Rogie's jersey, to keep it pulled downed and tight from the shoulders down the back

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