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  1. You realize I said stripes not straps? I have Blues WC Reebok MIC and MII, and Stars WC MIC & Mii. Both have the exact same construction with the noticable difference being the body and dimple material being crap (lighter weight) on the MII. Is that a Chicago WC? Maybe that is an exception (or the two examples I have are exceptions)?
  2. New Blues WC is gorgeous (to me)! Ordered one because it's so nice and I find the Winter Classic Indonesian made are always the same construction as the MICs (say with each stripe sewn in and same crest). I will strive to get a MIC when they are available. Interesting to see this though... Is this new?? From the STL Authentics page: "Adidas’ adizero Heritage Collar is used including webbing and cover stitch athletic V." https://www.nhl.com/blues/news/blues-reveal-2022-nhl-winter-classic-jersey/c-326114576 https://www.stlauthentics.com/collections/winter-classic/products/
  3. Changing the material to be more environmentally friendly? So like more degradable so as to not fill up the landfill, or, maybe just turn to dust in our closets after ten years???? Jerseys are not a problem in the world, under any definition of science. I'm old and sick of disproportionate emotionally-driven 'actions' to save the planet, that in reality do absolutely nothing that could be quantified as anything other than zero impact, but rather makes the misinformed/manipulated people feel good that they have done something worthwhile when they haven't, and corporations prance around about
  4. Going fast, limited sizes and probably not a bargain to some but Dallas Stars MIC WC blank TI and random MIC home and away GI: Link
  5. It means someone will probably try too hard...
  6. Who knows... the Jersey Baron knows! I'm sure we would all love to hear the full story of how he did what he did with the supply of Edge 2.0s he gave the world. He ought to write a book! All hail JB!
  7. Again, thanks for the info! I would love to have a clarification of why some teams appear to have no players wearing anything larger than a 58. Some teams have 58+, and I even have seen a LA Kings 60! Is there a rhyme or reason to these largest sizes? Also, any chance we could get the pit-to-pit, sleeve, and body length standard measurements?? That would be wonderful to have for a lot of people I assume, now it's confirmed the dimensions have not been changing.
  8. Thanks for the clarification, it's great to hear the same folks are still doing their thing at St Hy! I wonder if they know there are people out here that love their craftsmanship, and that what they do with the MICs make, at least a small group of hockey fans very happy. I feel less cynical today!! So I'll now try and guess why they have stopped the retail side for the MIC... two guesses: • the switch to the Adidas (or any new template) requires more time allotted per person/per jersey to ensure quality control, and after a number of years efficiency increases and that opens the d
  9. I'm going to go ahead and suggest it's the high MARGIN on the offshore products. I do not think the material cost would be a significant driver. Someone probably got a feather in their cap and a bonus because they probably made a business case that here is how much more you can make by shifting all the retail "authentic" sourcing offshore based on labor cost savings. I'm wondering did they close the factory in Quebec that made the Edge 2.0s? Or, if that same plant makes the Adidas, did they fire a large percentage of those people who had been making the jerseys we love for years (was th
  10. Such weird inconsistency with the on ice sizing. I see the Kings sell off includes size 60, other teams have had 58+ (Kings do not list this as even a sold out option), and some teams have 58 as their largest. And Kings sale was the first I've seen any chart attempting to show measurements with sizes. So what is the range of possibilities... All these largest size assigned numbers are actually the same cut & measurements, some teams have jeserys that actually measure larger, or something else (maybe Adidas changed these over time so when a jersey was made determines what the larges
  11. No. Stupid. NHL trying too hard. Just wear the actual team jerseys during the game. Do these ones save the planet like last year's woke joke?
  12. There has been a tendency for the WC/SS/HC retail indo made jerseys to be a somewhat better build than the everyday ones, at least the ones I've seen. The Blues WC Premiere has the same beautiful felt crest, fully sewn down, with the sleeve and bottom stripes actually constructed from separate pieces sewn together, and the same beautiful ribbed collar. So effectively the same as the 2.0, except for the lighter grade material instead of 2.0 air knit. Also, the new Stars WC, was made with a similar approach. Real felt logo/letters/patch, all fully sewn, and multi piece construction.
  13. Anyone know an accurate history of Goalie Cuts? Did they start with a manufacturer switch, or were they hot and miss for a while with goalies just wearing a bigger regular cut?
  14. Weren't a lot of those old GW & TC scrub jerseys on in a $99 Flash Sale a few years back (along with a bunch of TIs on for $79)? Why would anyone pay over $200 now??
  15. Avs one looks like wearing a bib. Maybe it's OK for spaghetti eatin'!
  16. Nice jersey. They should put the NHL/OHL branding back of the back at the bottom. Hate to be cynical, but is the strategy to start with patches that no one can criticize, and then when the young minds are used to them, 'Colon Cancer Check' becomes 'Pepsi'?
  17. Agreed. I was afraid for my wallet if they went with the late 60s whites (I have the late 60s Reebok MIC throwback WC/3rd and it is spectacular) ... whew!
  18. I should add that there seems to be some variation with the stitching and details on the CCM Vintage neck tags. A quick look at the Vintage CCMs on JB's site, there are in fact Authentic On-Ice Jersey tags with stitching that is vertical along the full length of the side of the neck tag. There also appears to be variations with the Vintage Hockey wording near the V on the tag. Some have Vintage Hockey above the V, while others have Vintage above, and Hockey below the V.
  19. Yes, I see the stitch pattern is all the way across the top, with a short horizontal stitches in each of the lower corners (roughly a centimeter long, or a touch less). In contrast, the 550 replicas have similar tags but the stitching is vertical - top to bottom - along the full length of the two sides only, and the tag says "Official Licensed Jersey".
  20. I mispoke, I looked and it's now $40 for tax and $150 for duty. I have absolutely noticed though, that I have not been taxed on anything coming in USPS - Canada Post under $150, but have on those shipments over $150. Maybe just luck for my specific shipments or maybe they just aren't bothering???
  21. GSP is an evil deal breaker. I'll never ask for a mis-statement for a seller. I will ask for USPS though, as they include tracking and hand off to Canada Post - and *sometimes* Canada Customs won't assess tax (their choice - and duty never applies to Canadian or US made products). And now the exempt threshold for Canada Customs is $150 so much more can come over without tax!! And yes UPS ground is evil too. Rediculous, unnecessary "Brokerage" Fees. Also a deal breaker.
  22. Thought it would be nice to have a catch all thread for these quality replicas. These are, as I understand, 6100 cut, with double elbows, long straps, number size MIC tags below a larger tag, and the larger tag has top and bottom horizontal thin blue stripes and a good size V on the right half of the tag. It seems some have a gold V on the chest (right side if you have it on), but many don't. And if they are blank they are likely to be legit. Please correct any of these points and add any other characteristics worth noting and we'll have a nice reference.
  23. My guess is they realize the margin is much higher on the Offshore junk so you shall buy those. Just awful. Glad I have my 2.0s. The Canucks attempt at a throwback to the original blue is a mess. Couldn't they just do it like the original with the original Stick in Rink and striping. POS.
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