Have you bought a NHL Jersey that you weren’t satisfied with? I have bought jerseys in the past from NHL.com and local team stores to end up being disappointed. Recently I was referred to Monkey Sports by some hockey jersey enthusiasts. Since then I have been going regularly to the local superstore in Irvine, CA. I only go to this store for several reasons. The cost of a customization is less expensive than NHL.com and the Anaheim Ducks team store. The turn around on a jersey is usually two weeks. Monkey Sports will also strip any jersey you have and put a new name or numbers on it or leave it blank if you wish.
Here is a comparison of Monkey Sports to NHL.com and the Anaheim Ducks Team Store when looking to customize an Anaheim Ducks jersey.
|Monkey Sports||Anaheim Team Store||NHL.com|
|Cost||$49.99 w/o name plate$69.99 w/ name plate||$100.00 flat cost for any player name*For your name the cost is determined by the amount of letters/numbers used||$184.95 flat cost (Includes jersey)|
|Options||Any player name, your name, or any saying you want||Any player name or your name||Any player name or your name|
|Quality||Official on ice letters/numbers, correct colors||Similar to official on ice letters/numbers, but not correct colors||Correct colors, but letters/numbers are a thin material|
|How Applied||Sewn tackle twill in jersey||Sewn in jersey||Heat Press|
The main reasons I like Monkey Sports is it is less expensive, official, and you can put any name or saying you want on the jersey. (See picture above). NHL.com and the team store won’t let you put on custom phrases or sayings. The biggest problem with NHL.com is the letters/numbers are made with a thin cheap material. They are also applied with a heat press and not sewn in the jersey. The Anaheim Ducks team store has the wrong color gold in the letters/numbers and the stitching is too visible and not as clean looking.
Here is a comparison:
Don’t get me wrong I like NHL.com and the Anaheim Ducks team store for regular merchandise. I just won’t customize a jersey at either one. If you don’t live local in southern California, then visit Monkey Sports website. Monkey Sports Irvine You can order jerseys for others teams too beside the Ducks and have them customize it for you through the internet!
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