The Men’s Manchester United Away Jersey 2011-2012: A Female Perspective
By MM Sports Joker ambassador Katie Scharra
While much of what I have to say about this men’s jersey is similar to my review of the women’s jersey, it is always nice to give the female take on how the men’s version of a jersey fits. I will start with the style of the jersey, the royal blue and black stripes I find to be very appealing and quite different then most jerseys.
As I have said the style of the Manchester United Away kit this year is my favorite. While wearing a men’s jersey is usually a choice of comfort, I found this particular jersey to have many of the same problems of it female’s counterpart in terms of fit. I found that the nike jersey for this type of style runs very slim in the hips and across the shoulders. This prompts me to say if you are a female looking for a comfortable jersey to watch the game in- go for a size larger then you normally would. Although I have my qualms with the style of the fit, I think that ordering a size would make it a comfortable game day shirt with that classic boyfriend fit. The length and slim fit also makes the jersey go really well with a pair of black leggings or shorts. The wide stripes as well are broken up with solid royal blue side panels making for a very slimming look, similar to the women’s version. As always, the Nike Dri- fit technology helps give the fabric of the jersey both extremely comfortable feel and functional use. I do think that the men’s fit will be a good candidate for the average kick about unlike the female style. I generally like wearing men’s jerseys for their wider fit and added comfort, but this year’s Manchester United Away Men’s Jersey seems to be more a fashion piece then a comfort piece.