Quality Issues of Fake NFL Jerseys:
If you're shopping online for a cheap NFL jersey, there's a few key points you should keep in mind when considering the quality of the product you're about to purchase. Knockoff jersey stores will typically only show you one poor quality image of the jersey they're selling with no alternate images of the details or lettering. Beware when you see this, they use these pictures on purpose so you can't see the low quality of their stitching and lettering. Fake NFL jerseys have been reported to fall apart quickly and have the letters and numbers sewn on crooked or even upside down. The stitching on authentic jerseys will always be uniform and the tackle twill lettering will lay flat and even with the jersey, while fakes will have inconsistent, loose and frayed stitching with mismatched thread colors.
All authentic jerseys have deep, true colors on heavy durable mesh with spandex panels, while cheap jerseys are made from flimsy low-quality mesh in faded colors that are very obvious when compared to the authentic.
Another easy way to check for authenticity is to look at the tags. A tag on your jersey should have a hologram sticker with the official NFL Shield on it, if it doesn't have one, don't buy it. Be careful when you look at the stickers as many counterfeit jerseys come with hologram stickers on them now. The fake NFL holograms can be very similar to the official ones, but the footballs or helmets on the sticker will all be one color instead of multiple colors like on the official one. Also, read the tags on the jerseys if you can, if the jersey says it's made in China, it's a fake. No officially licensed NFL jerseys are made in China.