You don’t want to get scammed with a replica Balenciaga hoodie? Wondering whether you have a fake or a real Balenciaga BB logo hoodie?
Well, if that’s true, then welcome to our guide that will teach you everything you need to know in order to spot fake Balenciaga hoodies.
This guide brings you the information on how to spot a fake Balenciaga hoodie with a few reference real vs fake Balenciaga hoodie images, which will help you visualise what the best fakes look like, as well as what the genuine items look like.
To put it shortly, to spot a fake Balenciaga BB logo hoodie, you’ll have to look at the wash tags and at the neck tag, as the replica Balenciaga hoodies always use lower quality materials which give the inscriptions either a thicker or a thinner look from the same inscriptions seen on the authentic BB logo hoodies.
This guide will start with the spot which we consider the best one in order to see which Balenciaga hoodie is fake and which one is authentic.
So, let’s have a quick look at the image with the real vs fake Balenciaga hoodies in order to see what do these two look like. For reference, we’ve picked the 2019 Balenciaga BB logo hoodies.
In the image with the fake vs real Balenciga BB logo hoodies above, we have pointed out how the fake hoodie’s inscriptions are at the wrong thickness.
Staring with the “BALENCIAGA” text logo at the top of the wash tag, you can see how the fake hoodie’s text is too thick, too small and too boxy.
Looking at the genuine item’s same inscription, you can observe how the letters are thinner, bigger and wider a bit narrower than the fake hoodie’s text.
Moving forward to the lines of text which indicate the item’s country of manufacturing (the block of text formed out of seven lines of text in the middle of the label), we’ve noticed how the fake hoodie has its text too thin.
Back to the genuine Balenciaga hoodie, you can notice how its country of manufacturing’s block of text looks a bit thicker and more defined when put side-by-side with the fake label.
Going a little bit lower on the wash tag, we have observed how the fake BB logo hoodie’s “JP57 2019” inscription is yet again too thin, and how the legit item’s text is thicker.
For the second way on how to spot fake Balenciaga BB logo hoodies, we are going to look at the neck tag’s little “BALENCIAGA” text.
So, first things first, let’s have a look at the image with the real vs fake Balenciaga hoodies, and then we are going to explain the situation with the two hoodies.
In the picture with the real vs fake Balenciaga BB logo hoodies above, we have pointed out how the fake hoodie’s “BALENCIAGA” text looks too big and too thin.
On the other hand, the authentic Balenciaga hoodie’s “BALENCIAGA” text looks smaller and thicker than the fake hoodie’s text.
Moving forward to the third way on how to spot fake Balenciaga hoodies, we are now going to look at the little tab which indicates the size of the fake vs real Balenciaga hoodies.
As you can see from the image with the fake vs real Balenciaga BB logo hoodie has its letter “S” which states that the hoodie in the size small looking too thin.
On the other hand, you can see how the authentic hoodie’s size medium “M” inscription looks way thicker and more defined than the fake hoodie’s thin text.
Stepping outside of the hoodie, we now have to inspect the “BB BALENCIAGA” inscription on the front side of the real vs fake Balenciaga hoodies.
Precisely, we will look both at the “BALENCIAGA” printed text on front of the fake vs real Balenciaga logo hoodies.
As you can see from the image with the real vs fake Balenciaga hoodies above, we have pointed out how the fake hoodie’s text is too thick, as the text is wider and it covers way more surface than it should.
The authentic Balenciaga hoodie’s “BALENCIAGA” text is thinner, and you can observe that by looking at how close the letters are placed to each other – this is also about the kerning.
The kerning between the fake hoodie’s letters is also wrong because since these are too thick, they are placed too close to each other.
On the opposite side, the authentic Balenciaga hoodie’s “BALENCIAGA” text has less space in-between its characters, and so, its kerning is lower than the fake hoodie’s.
Moving to the fifth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Balenciaga hoodies, we are going to look at the extra label’s side with a little bit of information.
So, flipping the real vs fake Balenciaga hoodies’ extra labels, let’s quickly look at the side with information regarding the two items.
Looking at the image with the real vs fake Balenciaga extra label above, you can see how the fake label is totally different from the genuine one.
What we care about is the placement of the label – as you can see, in the left side of the fake label, there is the “BA” text which comes from the full “BALENCIAGA” inscription, which is the front side of this label.
And, looking at the authentic label, there is no such inscription, because the white label is placed on the rear side of the tag, where no “BALENCIAGA” black on grey text should be seen – this text has to be on the front side of the tag, and it is in the case of both the real vs fake Balenciaga hoodies’ tags above.
Now that we’ve checked this, the “BALENCIAGA” black on grey text is just fine on both the fake vs real Balenciaga hoodies’ extra labels.
But, the fact is that the white label is placed on the front side of the tag, and on the authentic hoodie’s tag, the white label is placed on the bag of this tag.
One other flaw on the fake tag is that on the right side of the white label, the text says “BALENCIAOA”, when it should say “BALENCIAGA” – this is something never to be seen on the genuine labels.
In case that wasn’t clear, here are the flaws on the fake label from above:
1. The white label is placed on the front side of the tag, when it should be on the rear side.
2. The “BALENCIAOA” text should actually be spelt as “BALENCIAGA”
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Balenciaga hoodies.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your item. Below are the top 5 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or original manufactured Balenciaga hoodies.
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That brings us to the end of our fake vs real Balenciaga hoodie legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David