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How To Identify Classic Football Shirts 4

Posted on February 02, 2021 by Kumar Vishnu

If you are interested in getting vintage football kits to round out your collection, then you might put a lot of stock in how genuine your purchases actually are. Even if you don’t mind re-creations or remakes of old retro football shirts that are no longer in production, you usually still want them to look accurate and have an authenticity behind the design, especially if you are paying quite a lot to get hold of one.

Materials

Sometimes the materials of vintage football kits make them obviously real or fake. It can be hard to sum this up in a single explanation because every kit is different, and certain countries have used different materials at different times, but a lot of modern recreations won’t use the same materials as older kits. If you buy a classic football kit, but it feels softer and more modern, then it is probably a re-creation of the classic kit.

For reproductions, this isn’t a bad thing: unless you specifically want authentic classic football shirts from real games or championships, this can make them far more appealing to the average football fan.

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