2015-08-19 15:35:08

If you have ever been unfortunate enough to buy a fake product thinking it was the real deal, you are going to be very keen not to make the same mistake again. Unfortunately, fake fashion goods are everywhere – and it is not always easy to tell if you are buying the real thing or not. Here are a few checks you can make to ensure you are not spending your money on a fake.

If you have ever been unfortunate enough to buy a fake product thinking it was the real deal, you are going to be very keen not to make the same mistake again. Unfortunately, fake fashion goods are everywhere – and it is not always easy to tell if you are buying the real thing or not.

Here are a few checks you can make to ensure you are not spending your money on a fake.

Logos are often a key giveaway when it comes to fake goods. Whenever you are considering buying an item of clothing or a designer bag, the logo should be absolutely perfect. This means it should not only be spelled correctly, but it should also look flawless.

For example, if the logo (like that of Aeronautica Militare) is stitched onto the item, it should have an even number of stitches on each side. The logo may also appear in different places on the product, so check them all to pick out any tell-tale differences. And remember that logos are usually engraved rather than stamped on high-quality goods.

Go over the product carefully and look over the details, because this is where a good fake will often give itself away. Look at the seams and check that the fabric lines up with the seams, which fakes often fail to do.

Check the quality of the stitching, ensuring that the stitches are tidy and straight, and that there is no fraying. It is also common for genuine items to have more stitches than fakes.

The buttons should also be fastened securely, and they will usually have the logo on them. Fake items often have plainer buttons without the same level of detail.

Fake leather is a sign that a luxury item (like a Matchless jacket) could well be fake. Genuine luxury items use real leather, which has an irregular texture. Fake leather is more consistent and smoother, and it also has a more chemical smell.

The price is often an easy way to spot a fake. Luxury items are by their very nature expensive, so if you find an amazing bargain, ask yourself why it is cheap in the first place. If the price of the Jacob Cohen jeans seems too good to be true, be very wary about spending your money.

David Gandy

Are you buying the item from a known store that sells luxury items, or from a street vendor selling a luxury item at an incredible price? This is simple common sense. If something seems wrong about the situation, don't waste your money.

You want the real deal when you buy luxury fashion brands, such as Herno, Boglioli & Hugo Boss. After all, you are paying not just for the name but for the quality. Don't be fooled by low-cost fakes, and always check the item very carefully before deciding to buy, because you will usually be able to tell when a product is a fake, so you can avoid losing money.

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