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Class: Napoli Sell Replica Kit For Just €45

After a haphazard first season for EA7 as Napoli's kit maker, things seem to be running more smoothly the second time around. It wasn't until late February or this year that their 21-22 replica shirts went on sale. Along with the timely release of their 22-23 home and away kits, authentic versions of each are available to buy online, as well the replica home shirt.

Napoli 22-23 Replica vs Authentic

Napoli unveiled their 22-23 home, away and two goalkeeper kits yesterday, with authentic versions of each priced at a hefty €125. While the quality of these shirts seems to have improved since last year, the price tag is definitely not justified. To balance things out a little, there is also a replica version (seen above) that costs €45, a very reasonable price for a brand new replica shirt in the current football shirt market.

Naturally, the replica shirt has the same visual design as the authentic version but there are of course some other differences. The replica shirt is 100% polyester and has a regular fit. The authentic version, on the other hand, is 97% polyester and 3% elastane, giving it more of a slim fit.

The replica shirt has the same all-over club badge graphic, sublimated onto the fabric, which admittedly does give it a "cheaper" appearance compared to the embossed print on the authentic version. Both versions have an embroidered crest, with that of the authentic shirt looking to be of a slightly higher quality.

All other logos are sublimated on both the authentic and replica versions. The shades of blue used on the replica shirt appear slightly paler than those of the authentic jersey, but this impression could be due to the lighting of the photos. Here is a summary of the differences.

Replica Shirt

  • 100% polyester
  • Regular fit
  • Sublimated all-over graphic
  • Embroidered crest (possibly lower quality)
  • Sublimated sponsor and manufacturer logos
  • €45

Authentic Shirt

  • 97% polyester, 3% elastane
  • Slim fit
  • Embossed all-over graphic
  • Embroidered crest (possibly higher quality)
  • Sublimated sponsor and manufacturer logos
  • €125

How do you think the Napoli 22-23 replica home jersey compares to the authentic version? Do the prices reflect the quality? Share your thoughts in the comments.