TheKevinShow Posted May 30, 2017 Report Share Posted May 30, 2017 (edited) After an extensive discussion with LAK74, I've come up with the following directions for proper customization of 1995-2007 Bruins jerseys. Black jersey Back numbers: white twill bottom layer, gold twill top layer with screen-printed black border and black stitching over the black border Sleeve numbers: one black twill layer with screen-printed inner white border and white stitching over the white border Name: white twill bottom layer, gold twill top layer with black stitching inner border White jersey Back numbers: one black twill layer with screen-printed inner gold border and gold stitching over the gold border Sleeve numbers: gold twill bottom layer, white twill top layer with screen-printed black border and black stitching over the black border Name: one black twill layer with screen-printed inner gold border and gold stitching over the gold border Here are some photos of game-worn Bruins jerseys from the era that demonstrate what I mean by the above directions. I have quotes from multiple customizers for doing three Bruins jerseys (two replica, one team issue) in that style and also a less-expensive but more durable option (kiss-cut with tight stitching on top of the kiss-cut layer to simulate the screen printing/stitching, which is demonstrated by the below picture of the numbers from LAK74's Blues Demitra jersey done by EPS). The kiss-cut option will look very much like the real on-ice jerseys but will not be authentic. Only someone with a keen eye for those details would notice and/or nitpick it. Unfortunately, I've gotten too many warnings about Custom Crafted's customer service to make me want to go with them. Thus, I have to go elsewhere. I'm looking at EPS and Keener in particular because I have experience with EPS and Keener is extremely well-regarded. My question to the community is this: do you feel that going with the alternate kiss-cut option is an acceptable deviation, since it would be more durable? Screen printing won't stand up to nearly as much abuse. Edited May 30, 2017 by TheKevinShow Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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