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MLB Jersey Buying & Fitting Guide

Complete MLB Jersey Buying & Fitting Guide

If you’re a real fan, then you need a real MLB jersey in your collection. Whichever Windy City baseball team you support — and even if you prefer to cheer for another team — owning a good jersey is important. Both the North Side and South Side can agree there’s no substitute for a comfortable, durable and genuine jersey.

As an authorized retailer of official Major League Baseball apparel, Clark Street Sports is here to assist you with finding the perfect Chicago Cubs jersey or White Sox jersey. Majestic is the official licensed manufacturer of modern MLB jerseys while Mitchell & Ness is the exclusive throwback MLB jersey manufacturer. Here’s some more about each MLB jersey style and why they may be right for you.

Authentic MLB Jerseys

Majestic authentic FlexBase jerseys — also known as on-field MLB jerseys — are exactly like the ones your favorite players wear on game day. These jerseys are made in the U.S. using polyester double-knit material with lightweight twill technology. Mesh panel ventilation zones and Majestic’s patented Air Belt™ technology keep you cool on hot summer days while allowing freedom of movement. Official MLB lettering, sleeve patches, team-specific patches and locker tags are all embroidered on the jersey. Authentic jerseys also have an MLB logo sewn onto the top center of the jersey back just below the neckline. They typically cost $175 and up for current players.

Replica Baseball Jerseys

If you’re on a smaller budget, a replica MLB jersey is an affordable option. These fully-licensed jerseys have a great look and feel with features such as Cool Base® moisture-wicking fabric technology. However, replica jerseys use less durable fabrics and the letters, jock tags and patches are heat-sealed on instead of embroidered. They also don’t have the sleeve and team-specific patches. A replica costs around $100 to $120, so you can show your dedication with pride for less.

Batting Practice Jerseys

This is a subset of replica jerseys patterned after the uniforms worn during BP. They are made of lightweight polyester with a team logo and Cool Base fabric technology. A batting practice MLB jersey is the least detailed but also the least expensive option, and it shows a unique kind of team allegiance.

Vintage MLB Jerseys

Remember the legendary athletes of the Chicago baseball diamonds with MLB throwback jerseys. A vintage jersey is a timeless way to pay tribute to past greats or enduring fan-favorites — think Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, Frank Thomas and Bo Jackson. It’s also the “safe” option in case a current player you like gets traded or doesn’t pan out. Mitchell & Ness makes Chicago throwback-style baseball jerseys based on the original designs with a patch that notes the year the original jersey was worn. If that player is in the Hall of Fame, a commemorative “Cooperstown Collection” patch will note its authenticity.



Baseball Jersey Size Charts

Whatever style of MLB jersey you buy, the proper fit is part of a good look. Here are size charts for men’s, women’s and youth baseball jerseys based on official information from Majestic and MLB (all measurements are in inches):

Men’s MLB Jerseys

 

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

4XL

Chest

34-36

38-40

42-44

46-48

50-52

54-56

58-60

Waist

28-30

32-34

36-38

40-42

44-46

48-50

52-54

Hip

34-36

38-40

42-44

46-48

50-52

54-56

58-60

Sleeve

32-33

33-34

34-35

35-36

36-36.5

36.5-37

37-37.5

Neck

14-14.5

15-15.5

16-16.5

17-17.5

18-18.5

19-19.5

20-20.5

 

Women’s MLB Jerseys

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

1X

2X

Size

0-2

4-6

8-10

12-14

16-18

16W-18W

20W-22W

Chest

32-33

34-35

36-37

38-40

41.5-43.5

43-45

47-49

Waist

24-25

26-27

28-29

30-32

33.5-35.5

36-38

39-41

Hip

34.5-35.5

36.5-37.5

38.5-39.5

40.5-42.5

44-46

46-48

49-51

Sleeve

29

30

30.75

31.5

32

32.5

33

 

Youth MLB Jerseys

 

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

Size

6-8

10-12

14-16

18-20

20

22

Chest

32-33

34-35

36-37

38-40

41.5-43.5

43-45

Waist

24-25

26-27

28-29

30-32

33.5-35.5

36-38

 

How to Spot Fake MLB Jerseys

An officially-licensed jersey carries real credibility in the sports world. Unfortunately, many companies try to undermine that with bootleg MLB jerseys. Here are some easy ways of spotting a knock-off:

  1. Pricing. An “authentic” jersey for a player currently on the team selling at a price way below market value is probably a fake. However, low pricing is less suspicious if the player has recently been traded.
  2. Construction. The materials and stitching on knock-off MLB jerseys are usually of poor quality. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
  3. Misspellings & Misaligned Elements. This is the biggest giveaway. Misspelled player and team names, numbers not being centered and other design errors mean a fake nearly 100% of the time.
  4. Missing Tags or Logos. Authentic jerseys have a tag embroidered on the bottom front and the aforementioned MLB logo below the back neckline. Check that these things are in the right spot and are sewn on.
  5. Evasive Sellers or False Claims. A legitimate seller will answer all questions and won’t dance around or ignore requests for information. Also, if a seller claims the jersey is factory-sealed, it’s a fake — MLB doesn’t wrap jerseys individually.

Wear Your Jersey with Pride

Shop at Clark Street Sports throughout the Greater Chicago area for authentic Chicago MLB jerseys or get free shipping on qualifying online orders. Whether you want a home, road or alternate jersey, we have one of your favorite player at a size and price that fits. Call us at 1-773-831-4030 seven days a week with any questions!

 

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