How To Spot A Fake Lacoste Polo
Polo is a top notch name brand and is often imitated so, before you shell out those big bucks on a new sporty shirt, you need to know how to spot a fake Lacoste Polo product. Famous as a manufacturer of some of the preppiest clothes on the planet, a true Lacoste product will stand heads and shoulders above a fake Lacoste product.
To spot a fake Lacoste Polo, you should:
- Look at the overall quality of the Lacoste Polo product. Whatever product of clothing you're interested in buying should stand up to the true Polo quality. There should be no loose threads, all seams should be stitched firmly and should meet squarely.
- One of the easiest places to spot a fake Lacoste Polo is to look closely at the crocodile logo patch. First off, there should be a crocodile logo patch on every Polo product. Fake Polos (such as those sold on the streets in any large city) may be missing the crocodile logo. The logo should be dark green and outlined in a dark thread. The logo should also be detailed enough that you can see the claws, teeth and even crocodile scales. If the logo looks cartoonish, walk away as you're looking at a faux Lacoste Polo.
- Know where the crocodile logo is located on men's shirts. A great way to spot a fake Lacoste Polo (and one of the most frequent screw ups for non-authentic manufacturers) is to know exactly where the logo should be located. Look at the sport shirt and make sure the logo is on the left. If it's on the right, walk away. The logo should also be located exactly between the last button on shirt front and the bottom stitching.
- Look at the buttons. Genuine Lacoste Polo shirts have buttons made from natural mother of pearl so no buttons are exactly identical. There should be slight variation between every button. If the buttons on the shirt you're looking at are plastic or too uniform looking, walk away.