I found myself downtown with a few minutes to kill this morning, so I decided to poke my head into the Sabres store to see it they are having a, “Sorry we only won two playoff games” sale. FYI, there are a few nicely discounted items. (In fact, if you want a Derek Roy “as is” adult medium 3rd jersey that has small mended tears on the back for $65 [I actually think the tears and how they are fixed is kind of sassy], get your butt down there, asap.)
Anyhooch, I finally had the chance to try on one of those women’s cut jerseys, which have come highly recommended to me by Jessica. I don’t own any jerseys, because every time I put one on I feel like a shapeless blob. (To be clear, I think YOU look super fabulous in your jersey.) I’m not willing to spend $250 on a garment that makes me feel like an unhappy, shapeless blob, so, no jersey for me.
I was surprised by how much I like the women’s version. It really is a different fit, and I did NOT feel like a shapeless blob. While wearing it I felt like a normal Katebits-shaped blob, but one who happened to be extra Sabre-y.
The only downside is that cut kind of screams, “I’M WEARING A WOMEN’S JERSEY!” which I don’t exactly mind, but isn’t the point of a jersey that you’re wearing what the team wears? On the other hand I also tried on an outrageously shapeless-blob-creating Goose jersey that had fight straps inside, and that just seemed silly. Unless I’m also wearing little hockey pants and I intend to get real feisty with my section usher, I really don’t need fight straps on my jersey, do I? Also, I wonder how/if the women’s cut would effect customization. If I were ever to buy a jersey I would want “HONK” “Gaustad” sewn on there right away, and maybe that would be trickier on a women’s cut jersey. I dunno.
I didn’t buy it, but it was the closest I’ve ever come to buying a jersey. If you’re a woman who has never bought a jersey because they make you feel like a shapeless blob, I highly recommend you try one of those babies on.
And that’s my story.