So I bought a jersey online from sportsk.com. Most people here recommend them so I went to National Sports and Hockey Life to check out sizing. I fit a small in stores, but when the jersey came in the mail says it's a small but fits much bigger. Anyone know what is going on here?
Hate to use this on a fellow oiler fan, but captain hindsight might say something like this...
That said I've never used that site so I could be wrong, but the general consensus on cheap online jerseys is that they're counterfeit and not made to the same sizing or quality standards as a real one.
Add to the fact that SportsK sells their stuff at the same price as any other jersey ($150 ish). Only difference is that their stitching is top notch rather than that press on stuff that the nhl store sends out.
The quality doesn't really show through the bad camera. I'm only questioning the legitimacy of the jersey because it doesn't fit the way other smalls have fit. It is a quality jersey. It doesn't really matter though, I have talked to them and they asked me to return it. They said they will compare it to other smalls they have and if it is way off they can send me another small if I want.
I used to sell jerseys from an official team store and can spot a fake from a mile away. This one is a bit harder to judge since SportsK seems to just be using stock photos on their site, and the stripes on that jersey look rather shiny (could just be the camera though). I agree though that knockoffs don't tend to have the Reebok size patch on them since they are usually marketed as authentics, so your jersey is very likely the real deal. That being said, did you try on an Oilers jersey before you ordered that one or was it a different team? Depending on the jersey style the sizes fit differently. I have Blackhawks and Oilers jerseys with stripes on the sleeves that fit more loosely than my stripe-free Avalanche jersey.
Or it could just be a case of the label being wrong. I've seen that happen with Reebok jerseys more than once too.