How to tell if Lacoste shirts are real or knockoffs??

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  1. FEELSGOODMEN

    FEELSGOODMEN New Member

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    What's a good way to see if these shirts are real from not seeing them in person?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/5-mens-Lacoste-...ryZ57990QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lacoste-Polo-Wh...ryZ57990QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    I have a real one and some that i bought in Thailand. The real shirt is much softer. It also fits much better.

    I guess i should just cough up the bucks and buy the real ones at the store.

    Also, What are the sizing differences between RL polos and Lacoste?
     
  2. CLOT

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    so u have real lacoste shirts and fake ones u bought in thailand and you're asking us how to spot a fake?
     
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    id only buy from ebay sellers with lots of feedback and the auction states the items are in fact authentic. this auction does not say authentic so they are most likely selling fakes.
     
  4. Dr. Decoy

    Dr. Decoy that's what's up my dude

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    he noticed the difference in touch and fit, you can't tell that just by looking at it.
     
  5. Dr. Decoy

    Dr. Decoy that's what's up my dude

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    why cant he look at his fakes and compare them to his real ones?
     
  7. FEELSGOODMEN

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    I couldn't actually give you useful advice over the internets but if you see a real one & wear it, you can tell the difference between the real and fake ones.

    Odds are on ebay shit, definitely fake.
     
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    The first link is 100% fake.
    The second link looks real.
     
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    both links look fake to me, but im very skeptical of anything on ebay
     
  11. onetwelve

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    its pretty hard to tell if its fake or not. i have 5 polos that i bought at a retail lacoste store and 1 a friend bought for me for $5 in china.

    all 5 (retail store) polos have a slight difference in the alligator/crocodile logo. i don't think you can visually notice the difference unless its completely off. the knock-off i got from china is pretty damn close to the real one. the only real difference is, the buttons are faux pearl. they have the pearl look, but its just a manufactured plastic look.

    the real difference is the feel, like u stated.
     
  12. Jcrash

    Jcrash 93.till.infinity-ing

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    You'd have to touch the fabric, the seams, and the collar. The collar bends up after a few washes and the shirt itself shrinks. I have a fake one which the collar stayed ok but the size got smaller. As for color it's still good.

    Some knockoffs have the alligators tail sticking up! :rofl:
     

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