Product Reviews — Arizona Cardinals Jerseys from “Live 4 Sports Store” on AliExpress

Live 4 Sports Store is an AliExpress wholesaler and manufacturer of cheap replica fake NFL jerseys and NCAA Football jerseys, Hoodies and other accessories. They also sell NHL, MLB, NBA and International football jerseys. Join us for this fake NFL jersey review from Gridiron Fans UK.

Store and Checkout Process

As an AliExpress seller, the site follows the basic AliExpress format. For a full review of AliExpress please click here.

The storefront is organised into logical categories, and products are well described and include good quality images of what appear to be the real products they sell.

As with all AliExpress sales, the checkout process was quick, simple and straightforward.

Price

The jerseys are priced at around $27 each, and include free shipping on all orders. At the time of my order, this worked out to £16.66 each.

The seller also offers a fixed discount of $5 on any order of $60. The seller also offers the AliExpress standard buyer protection, automatically covering you if the items do not arrive, or are not as described.

Shipping and Delivery

The order was placed on 10th January, payment processed on the 11th, shipped on 12th and delivered in the UK on 23rd. Shipping was by China Post Airmail.

Shipping time was very quick, especially considering the free postage they offer. Live 4 Sport Store do offer quicker options, including EMS (Express Mail Service), FedEx, and DHL at an additional cost, but the free shipping option is more than enough for most.

Product Overview.

Our review products are two Arizona Cardinals Jerseys, a Red, Home “Patrick Peterson jersey, and a Black, Alternate “Tyrann Mathieu” jersey.

Red Patrick Peterson Jersey and Black Tyrann Mathieu Jersey. Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Red Patrick Peterson Jersey and Black Tyrann Mathieu Jersey.
Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Both jerseys look good and feel great at first glance. They include all of the features you would expect from a Nike Elite Jersey—Stitched tackle twill numbers, nameplates and logos, “FlyWire” collar, and mesh “strategic ventilation zones”.

Everything is correctly positioned and well proportioned.

Material.

The materials used on both jerseys are good quality. The main material used throughout the torso of the jersey is heavy and feels like a premium material. The “ventilated” mesh is also high quality, has good stretch and matches the look of mesh used in Nike Elite jerseys well. It does, include a “hexagon” type pattern/texture which I have not noticed on the genuine Elite jerseys, but this is unlikely to be noticed by most.

Colours are accurate, and consistent throughout the jersey—the reds and blacks of both the mesh and main panels are identical on both jerseys.

Both jerseys were described as being waterproof—a feature of the official elite jerseys—but only the main panels of the black jersey was actually waterproof at all.

Only the black jersey was actually waterproof. Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Only the black jersey was actually waterproof.
Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

The tackle twill used on the numbers of both jerseys was very high quality, very well cut, and matched the font/design used by the team very well. There is no shiny fabric anywhere, which has plagued replica jerseys in the past.

Stitching

In all of the places where it is visible, the stitching is fine. Around the numbers, letters and logos, for example, stitching is neat and follows the edges very well.

The stitching around the numbers was of very high quality. Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

The stitching around the numbers was of very high quality.
Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

However, some of the non-visible parts left a lot to be desired. While the black jersey was nearly perfect, save for one or two threads that needed to be trimmed, the red jersey had a lot of finishing that needed to be done.

There were a lot of loose and frayed threads still left inside the jersey. On the red jersey the stitching of several of the panels was not well finished and required me to take a needle and cotton to them to prevent them coming apart. This was particularly apparent on the sleeve cuffs, and in the join between the mesh and jersey material above the jock tag, where the fabric seems to have slipped out of the sewing machine.

The stitching in some areas needed to be finished by hand, leaving a slightly imperfect finish Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

The stitching in some areas needed to be finished by hand, leaving kinks and pulling, and slightly imperfect results.
Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

None of these issues were so severe as to not be fixed in around 5 minutes, and most would not be visible unless you looked.

There was, unfortunately, one more severe issue with the red jersey I was sent.

The name plates on both jerseys were a particular issue—it seems stitching the stretchy onto the jerseys was problems for the machinist. On the black jersey, for example, the nameplate was positioned a little high

On the red jersey, however, the issue was quite a bit more noticeable. The nameplate seems to have moved a little during sewing, and the stitches have overlapped onto the letters. Because the stitches are bright red, and the letters black and white, this is impossible to miss. This could be remedied by unpicking and restitching the entire name plate, but this would be a bigger job than I could easily do by hand.

The stitching in some areas on the nameplate was particularly poorly finished. Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

The stitching in some areas on the nameplate was particularly poorly finished.
Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Features

The features of both jerseys matched the official Nike ones in every significant detail.

Both featured a good approximation of the FlyWire collar. The red jersey was a little better finished in this area, as they had actually added stitches along the rubber-like FlyWire material, whereas the black did not. At a glance though, both certainly look accurate enough.

The NFL patches, Nike Swoosh and Arizona Cardinals logo’s were all realistic and accurate clones of the real thing. Both NFL shields were the correct rubber material, not fabric patches. They are all positioned well, and attached nicely.

I was somewhat surprised to see that though both jerseys included Arizona Cardinals patches on the back, the two were not identical. While the logo on the red jersey had the other colours embroidered onto a red piece of fabric, the black jersey was all embroidered.

Although supplied by the same seller, both jerseys featured different logo styles. Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Although supplied by the same seller, both jerseys featured different logo styles.
Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Although I prefer the look of the logo on the red jersey, the logo on the authentic jerseys is actually all embroidered, and therefore closer to the black one.

The “Cardinals” lettering on the front is of both jerseys was good, but not perfect. Though it matched the font used quite well, in both cases, the C and the S at the beginning and end of the word were visibly smaller than the rest of the letters. Additionally, unlike the official jerseys, the letters were connected, and nail scissors were required to remove the threads connecting them.

The lettering of the team name was somewhat inconsistent in size, and had connected letters. Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

The lettering of the team name was somewhat inconsistent in size, and had connected letters.
Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Both jerseys featured good quality jock tags and sewed down neck tags, which were positioned correctly, and were accurate in colour and finish. They also included the hanging sleeve tags, including hologram, and even bar code in the case of the black jersey.

The jock tags and neck tags were accurate and realistic. Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

The jock tags and neck tags were accurate and realistic.
Copyright 2014 Hughes-Bunger Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Size

Both jerseys were size 48 (XL). Nike jerseys are cut to be slightly more form-fitting than the Reebok jerseys they replace, and due to the stretchy material used around the mesh, are the Elite jerseys are cut smaller than the “Game” and “Limited” equivalents too. However, while the red jersey fit well, the black jersey was a little snugger than expected.

Neither jersey is too small to wear, and the stretchy material does have more than enough give in it to ensure it is comfortable. But at the same time, if you prefer to wear a plain t-shirt underneath your jersey, as I do, then they perhaps will cling a little more than you would like.

As a general rule, it is always safer to go a little larger than planned with these types of copies. Unfortunately, I did not follow my own advice in this case, and paid the price. Sizes do tend to come up a little small, so factor this in when choosing a size.

Customer Service

Here, Live 4 Sports Store were really excellent.

They answered all questions quickly, both before, during and after the transaction. There was usually someone available for live online chat during the day (UK time) and they were very helpful when answering all of my questions.

Because of the minor faults with the red jersey, I contacted the seller and raised the issue, requesting a £5 partial refund. Live4SportsStore answered within an hour, did not dispute this or attempt to haggle, and issued the refund with no questions asked.

Conclusion

Although there were some issues with the red jersey, some of which were quite noticeable, given the reviews for the jerseys, and the customer services I received, I genuinely believe that the types of faults present in the are not typical of the products this seller usually send.

I believe this was simply one bad jersey which slipped through the cracks, not indicative of issues which will usually be present, and not issues I would expect to be repeated. Furthermore, they are not issues that will prevent me from using the jersey, especially given that it ended up costing £5 less than originally expected.

Based on the quality of the black jersey, and my experience dealing with Live 4 Sports Store, especially their customer services, I have no hesitation recommending them as an excellent source for NFL jerseys.

As with most wholesalers, they usually purchase their products from multiple manufacturers, so it is always worth checking if the individual product reviews before ordering, however given the sheer number of positive reviews they have for most products, I see no reason to be concerned about ordering jerseys with no reviews either.

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2 comments on “Product Reviews — Arizona Cardinals Jerseys from “Live 4 Sports Store” on AliExpress
    • Hi.

      Thanks for the comment. I note that you are the owner/administrator of this site.

      Please do not spam, but if you want us to review your website please contact us on [email protected], and send us some samples, and we would be very happy to provide a full review of your products.

      Importantly, however, this is an American Football (NFL, CFL, CFB) website, not a soccer site, so please ensure that you sell suitable NFL goods before contacting us.

      Thanks.

      Luke

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