Lacoste – Spotting the Fakes!
Don't get fooled with cheap Asia-Fakes anymore! You have a buyer protection garanty when you buy over ebay and pay with paypal . Ever since Lacoste had ist revival lately, this platform is polluted with fake-sellers who advertise their products to be authentic Lacoste. Especially in the new collection the label protects itself through hightech features on their products, which are almost impossible to copy. So be aware of those signs of authenticity for Lacoste, and check out our list below, if you wanna be sure to buy the Original, and – to be absolutely sure- next time buy at our shop!
Lacoste Polo Shirt - Signs of Authenticity
- The Crocodile: The first and most obvious sign that you have a fake Lacoste polo on your hands is the placement of the croc itself: on a real shirt, you will find the croc positioned between the bottom button and the placket of the shirt. Most fake shirts place the croc even with the placket. If you have a shirt with the croc lined up with the placket, you have a fake- there are no exceptions to this rule! As far as the croc itself, it should be well defined, with sharp teeth and distinct feet. It should NOT be bloated or distended in any way, shape or form.
- Buttons: Lacoste polos come with mother of pearl buttons- these are organic, meaning they're harvested from living things – meaning you CANNOT have two identical buttons! Ever!! If your polo has two white buttons that are plastic, you have a fake Lacoste. If your buttons are identical, you have a fake Lacoste. The colour of the buttons will vary depending on the shirt colour- some come in white, some in the colour of the shirt, etc. - but the one constant is that they are NOT plastic buttons. The buttons also should not have ANYTHING on them- no logo, no text, no nothing.
- Tags: Don't be swayed by declarations of poly bags and authentic tags. Anyone with a printer and a manufacturing facility to make fakes can make these.
Instead, pay attention to the tag inside the collar of the shirt. It should be white, with LACOSTE at the bottom, the croc above, and the size, in numbers (!), in the upper left corner. If your shirt has letter sizing, you have a fake. The croc should have TWO distinct eyes- the fakes only have one eye. An authentic Lacoste shirt will have a “Devanlay” tag on the inside of the shirt in the torso area- it can be on either side, depending on where you bought your shirt and where it was made. Not all Lacoste polos are made in Peru. In France you’ll find also made in Morocco. It would appear that most North American polos are made in Peru however.
- Quality: The proof ist he shirt itself! Real Lacoste polos are soft. Very soft! They use a very fine weave, and are fairly thin. They are not bulky, and they are not heavy. They even feel expensive! Other things to look out for is the collar- it should be fairly thick and sturdy- you should be able to pop the collar fairly easily, and it should stay up!
ATTENTION: Since the fake producers sometimes manage to copy one or two of these authenticity signs, make sure that all of them apply to your Lacoste product!
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