Last Updated on August 26, 2023 by Ch David
Here is our Bape gold tag real vs fake comparison.
In this legit check guide, we’ll go over the small detail that’s on every “A Bathing Ape” clothing item, covering how to spot a fake Bape gold tag.
Keep in mind that in order to learn how to authenticate the Bape Shark/Tiger Hoodie, we’ve made this guide where we go really in-depth with our comparisons.
Make sure you use that guide if you’re legit checking a hoodie.
Now let’s get into the fake vs real Bape gold tag comparison.
To spot a fake Bape gold tag, you have to look for any inconsistencies in terms of stitching and shininess. Fakes always shine too little and have fewer stitches compared to real tags.
The inconsistencies might range, but they will always be there in at least 95% of the fakes on the market. We’ve identified the following.
We will start by saying that the gold tag is not necessarily the #1 tell to look out for, but in the case in which you’re not having a specific real vs fake comparison, it’s the best thing you’ve got.
I understand we’re comparing a golden neck tag with a wash tag so don’t take this picture as a guide on its own. It needs the context we’re adding here.
Have a look at the guide we’ve linked above to make sure you’re on top of your game when it comes to spotting fake wash tags.
Let’s flip the Bape gold tag over — upon doing that we’ll see this:
Note: This will vary depending on where the Bape golden tag you’re authenticating is placed, but keep in mind that the authentic one should be shorter than what we can see above on the fake side.
Last but not least, we’ll conclude with the same picture we’ve linked above.
It’s harder to tell through pictures but in real life the difference is distinguishable.
Yes, this will vary, depending on the lighting. As a consequence, don’t jump to conclusions very fast, especially when looking at pictures (i.e. not in a face-to-face real life meeting).
A picture taken with the flash can make even an authentic Bape gold tag look like it’s too shiny.
With that being said, this concluded our fake vs real gold tag comparison. I hope it will help you and, most importantly, I hope you’ll buy it safely.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David