Wednesday, August 15, 2007

JOHN GALLIANO - Denim: Real v. Fake Comparison

John Galliano jeans vary in style and cut, and this is a comparison example of one such style. The most noticeable difference between the fake pair and the authentic pair is the location of the Galliano logo patch. This logo patch should be located either on the font of the thigh or the side of the jean (as pictured), but never on the back of the leg as seen in the fake example.

Example (click to enlarge):

Example (click to enlarge):

The authentic patches have some variations as well. Some are a smooth leather material and some are a textured suede material. However, the fake patch in this example is too wide and the logo is too large in comparison to the authentic patch. Furthermore you can see the stitching swerves a little along the top of the fake patch. The straightness of the stitching is always a key to authenticating an item. The quality of the stitching speaks to the skill of the people who created it. Most fakes are made in sweatshops by underpaid and under-skilled laborers.

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