Update, 3:51 p.m.: Also wanted to give props to reader Todd W. (my in-house jersey expert & supplier) for calling these "jerseys" a fake from the beginning.
Update, 12:30 p.m.:
Chris over at Icethetics, who are the authority on hockey uniforms, pretty much confirms the below jersey is a fake...
"As you can plainly see, these jerseys were born out of a concept created by DC Visual Arts (above), which I posted on the blog in June. Not only have they ripped off the jersey designs — which, let's be honest, are not all that original in the first place, but rather based on historical sweaters — but they've even used the guy's Winter Classic logo.
Quakers-based Flyers concepts have been all over the place as have white Rangers jerseys with the logo instead of the wordmark on the front. You can see lots on the Icethetics Concepts page alone. Look, if it comes down to someone just wanting a physical representation of their own design, there are legitimate ways to go about it. But let's call this what it is. These boneheads are saying they're "authentic" just to make a buck. It's embarrassing."
...let the speculation for the Rangers Winter Classic jersey continue.
Original Post, July 31st:
Apparently this possible Rangers Winter Classic jersey is making its way around Twitter today...
...while the possibility of this being the actual Winter Classic jersey is slim, I've got to say I really like it.
...what are your thoughts?
...h/t to reader Desmond.
I don't like, i hope they make the Winter Classic jersey with the alternate logo, like the alternate jersey that we used before this Heritage jersey
Honestly I hope this ugly piece of crap is the real thing, then I won't have to come up with $350 to buy one.
very nice!!! man I wish I could actually purchase NYR gear in the stores here.. all we got here are Carey Price and PK Subban Jerseys
I think it looks sloppy and the lettering on the logo is pretty ugly with "RANGERS" not coming all the way down. The forearm stripes look stupid. The only thing I really like is the back numbering and the shoulders. I truly hope this isn't the Winter Classic jersey.
@Old Fogey Definitely a lot going on.
@DanW good point!
@TheAveryRule This is an obvious knock-off so if it is indeed the jersey I'm assuming the design will be much better.