My first posting and I hope those who can assist me will.
I'm a long-time Seahawks fan and NFL nut based in Scotland and I have bought a lot of stuff from the NFL shop online. I am wanting to pony up the cash for a Nike elite jersey (I have the Game #18 Rice, bought at the International Series Game last year at Wembley, London and Limited #3 Wilson, bought from the NFL store online).
Initially I wanted #12 with my surname on the back, but have read too much already about issues over personalised/custom elite jerseys, ranging from poor quality twill, to "fake/printed" needlework on the numbers, funny coloured numbers, poor quality needlework in general over the jersey and varying sizes of numbers between jerseys. US$250 + shipping + import tax translates to a lot of cash for me and I do not want the hassle of having to return the jersey should there be any of the issues named above. Forewarned is forearmed and all that....
SO...I wonder if those of you who have bought a Nike Elite jersey that is "off the rack," ie no customisation/personalisation involved from either the Pro Shop online or the NFL store online (from what I can see, both run by the same parent company) would kindly post up a couple of pictures of their jersey please? I am interested in particular the needlework...would want to have the "double stitch" on the front and rear numbers.
Once I'm satisfied I will most likely buy #12 Fan. (Kinda a cop out, but hey, the jersey will work no matter who is on the team and I already have two players' jerseys!)
I really hope some of you can help!