Discussion in 'New Jersey Devils' started by StvBroDan, Jan 14, 2017.
Thanks for the insight. You have to have one of the best jersey collections out there..
Thank you very much! Much appreciated!
Got a call just now from the Flyers Skate Zone. My jersey is in and they will be shipping it out tomorrow via UPS. The 4 week estimate was pretty spot on especially when you consider they probably had off for the holidays.
The total cost came to $74.33, including shipping. I believe I also heard him say the NHL Centennial patch addition was $3, so all in all it’s a very reasonable price.
Will post photos once it arrives!
Please do post pics. I am curious how they will handle the mail in orders versus the team orders.
It has arrived! Shipping took 1 day, which was nice. Overall, I'm very happy with the jersey. I wanted the authentic Adidas done by the authentic customization company, and that's what I got. It really wasn't even a painful process outside of the trip down to Voorhees to drop it off, and for all I know the Flyers Skate Zone would have let me mail it to them anyway. My receipt shows the work coming to $63 with a $7 shipping charge plus $4.33 in tax, so the price is good.
You can definitely tell the difference between a Philly Express job and an Exclusive Pro job, if you're familiar with both. The Z stitch used by PE is wider and therefore more noticeable from a distance. Can't say I'm a fan of that though if you had to ask which way I prefer, but it's what it is. The material used for the letters/numbers seems to be the same that EP used. More comments below:
Spacing and leveling were perfect! I actually had an issue with this using Exclusive Pro, so this was nice to see. Overall, it does look like a real deal Hischier jersey (as it should lol).
Nameplate looks solid. One interesting thing to note here is that, Exclusive Pro would do this thing where they would stitch a particular pattern around the border of the nameplate, and then they would Z stitch the nameplate to the jersey. Philly Express appears to do this as well, albeit with a different stitch pattern, but only to the top and bottom of the border. You'll notice those parts of the nameplate are thicker than the left side in this photo.
This is just a photo so that you can see the inside of the jersey. As I said above, they do it correctly by only stitching the completed nameplate and black number to the jersey. Stitching all layers through would have been amateur. You can also see that they almost never double-back on their work, which is also a sign of quality.
The number on the sleeves was done well. Looks to be space from the shoulder and elbow just where it should be. I am disappointed though that I asked for the Centennial patch to be put on, which they did heat press, but they didn't stitch it down as well. Maybe for the on-ice jerseys this was done by the team's equipment manager, so PE didn't know to do it? Hopefully my wife or her mom can carefully stitch it down.
Alright now this is really my only gripe with Philly Express, and it's not huge but it's still a bit annoying... some of the stitching on the white fabric was not done too carefully in a couple spots. You can see in this photo that they didn't get to the edge of the white fabric with the stitch. Keep in mind this is only in a couple spots and most of the jersey is done right. But I just checked a couple of my Exclusive Pro jersey and they ALL are stitched right to the edge perfectly. Now, will this be a problem down the road after several washes when maybe the glue fades a bit? Maybe or maybe not, but it's one of those "attention to detail" things that bothers me a bit. Devsman, how does this look on your authentics?
All in all, I love this jersey. And it was kind of neat to be the guinea pig in this process. Definitely recommend everyone send their Adidas authentics to Philly Express, but I would also tell PE to maybe be a little more careful when stitching on the white fabric.
I’m sure it’s somewhere in this thread but I’d prefer someone give me there most up-to-date method. I’ve got a white/green Stevens CCM throwback, stitched. What’s the safest way to wash it? I must have worn it about 12 times by now and haven’t spilt anything on it thankfully but I haven’t washed it either
I just turn my jerseys inside out and wash them with regular detergent in cold water. Then I leave them on a hanger to air dry, and never put them in the dryer. Never had an issue using this method, and really these jerseys are made to be machine washed. I'll also say that I've never had an issue with the red bleeding and staining other clothing.
Do you flip them back proper when air drying or leave it inside out?
Yup definitely flip it back to normal when air drying.
We can't ask for a better write up than this one. Thank you.
Awesome and thanks for the write-up!
To answer your question, yes I have seen that on the gamers too in regards to the quality of stitching. PX is a bit sloppier than EPS in that regard. In fact a fellow collector recently got a Prout GI to strip and when he received it, part of the nameplate was already tearing off due to the poor job PX did on it. He also noted that it was the easiest and cleanest strip job he has ever done on a jersey. He said it was a ton easier to strip than a jersey customized by EPS. I was somewhat prepared/looking for that when I received my first gamers in as when we emailed Josh during the summer to confirm if the Devils are indeed not using EPS anymore his reply was basically "yeah and they are using a much poorer customizer instead." Could have been sour grapes but there is some truth in that.
I will also give PX a bit of flexibility as it might be differences in material that could impact it. Probably not, but it might. The materials for the Canadian made Adidas jerseys are worlds different than the Indonesian made authentics from Adidas.
I will have to check about the 100th patch being stitched or not. Quite frankly I didn't look. I believe they were but I will have to double-check when I get home tonight.
I checked this weekend on the 100th patch and it is indeed stitched down on my gamers. I must also note that the stitching looks different than the rest of the customization, so it is very likely it was stitched down by the trainers after they received them.
Also to note that I forgot to mention that PX also cuts their nameplates really close to the actual letters. It is to the point where on some of the gamers the stitching that goes around the edge of the nameplate actually goes into the lettering in some spots. On EPS nameplates there is a little bit of space between the letters and the spaces.
Closed a deal about a week and a half ago and got a jersey in return as part of the deal. Got the jersey in yesterday: Ari Ahonen Albany River Rats black jersey. These were meant for the players to wear as an alternate for a season in the mid 2000's (03-04 I believe) but when Lou found out the team was forced to only wear these on team events (Casino night, meet and greets, etc). A few were also sold in the team store as well from what I have been told. Nice and unique looking jersey but due to it being a 58+ goalie cut the arms are needless to say gigantic.
Edit: Due to the lack of set tag this jersey is most likely one of the retail versions. I have edited the description to reflect that
lol ****ing lou
Went to MeiGray today to pick up the last Henrique stick they had in stock, and the guy (never got his name) who helped me with the purchase let me walk the warehouse. I was blown away that he just let me walk through it without anyone else there haha. What an impressive sight that is! So much awesome stuff from the jerseys to the sticks and pucks.
The neat thing was, after I got the stick I said to the guy, “You know, I was at the Devils win in Nashville last year back on December 3rd, 2016. Do you happen to have any pucks from that game?” And sure enough, he had 5 left. Sadly no goal pucks anymore but I was still elated to get a game puck from that epic comeback win.
My Butcher from Philly Express
Thank you my friend!
I ordered a Nico from CoolHockey last week...already supposed to be in tomorrow
will post some pics when I can
This is a ****ing awesome jersey. I picked up a River Rats jersey a few months ago and put Elias #24 on it.
got this from CoolHockey. Only took about a week from order to delivery.
Can we post jerseys we have for sale in this thread or is that verboten? I have a couple of game worn jerseys I am looking to part with.
Just ordered a Hall from them. COOL25 discount code gets you 25% off.
these jerseys have really grown on me. maybe losing the stripes is helping this team fly like the wind