Although the company is headquartered in Paris, France, Comme des Garcons is one of the most popular Japanese fashion brands in the industry. Apart from apparel, the company’s line of products also includes accessories and perfumes.
The most recognizable feature on all Comme des Garcons products is the brand’s peculiar heart-eyes logo.
The iconic logo is often the focus of every product from the brand and it has become a feature the brand is known by, as it should be.
Now, because of the popularity of the Comme des Garcons label, a lot of manufacturers often try to pass off their fake products as Comme des Garcons products by placing a replicated emblem on them.
To help you out, we have put together this Ultimate Guide to the fake vs real Comme des Garcons Heart comparison, embedded with images that will give you a better understanding of the differences between a fake CDG heart and the authentic one.
Whether it is for t-shirts, polos, crewnecks or hoodies, this 6-step guide will show you the ways you can spot tell real vs fake CDG hearts on the items you’d be buying.
The quickest to spot fake Comme des Garcons hearts is to inspect the colour and shape of the heart. Any inconsistency with the colour (such as it being too bright or too dark) is an instant call out for a fake CDG heart. Also, if the shape of your heart seems a bit irregular, then again, it is very likely you are dealing with a replica Comme Des Garcons.
While the colour and shape of the heart may be the top indicators of authenticity on the CDG heart, it is not the only indicator you would find on the Comme des Garcons logo.
We have spotted 6 indicators of authenticity on the CDG heart after a thorough examination of both the fake and the real hearts on all colourways.
That is why we have created this comparison guide and below we will explain how you can inspect all 6 indicators to determine a real vs fake Comme des Garcons heart.
Also, at the end of this comparison guide, you will find a quick 6 step check solution to identifying fake vs real CDG hearts.
With that said, we will now proceed to the steps to take when you need to confirm the originality of your item, to ensure that the product you have is an authentic Comme des Garcons.
The colour is a reliable sign of authenticity because most fake CDG manufacturers typically do not pay attention to details and as such often miss out on important elements that could give away the fakeness of their products.
For this step, we found colour discrepancies in three colourways of the fake vs real CDG heart and below is a review of each of them.
As shown in the picture, for the red colourway, on the fake CDG heart, you will notice that the colour is too bright and sometimes too dark in some corners.
This is an obvious sign of a real vs fake CDG heart. We’ll dive deeper in a second on details such as the materials used on the edge of the heart — however, we can point out in this comparison above that the look and feel of the emblem is not as smooth or as high-quality as it’s meant to be.
This shows once again how fake manufacturers compromise on quality when it comes to replicating the Japanese label’s iconic emblems. Yet again, this becomes a reliable tell in our real vs fake Comme Des Garcons guide.
For the real vs fake gold CDG heart comparison, the flaw here is that the colour is too shiny on the fake when compared to the more toned-down appearance of the golden colour on the authentic heart.
Therefore, if you notice any deviation in shade or shine from the colour of the authentic vs fake CDG heart in gold, then there is a very high possibility that you are dealing with a fake product.
Just like before, we’ll draw your attention one more time to the difference in materials and finishing quality found on both emblems.
The authentic heart presents better finishing with a richer material being used, while the fake golden Comme des Garcons heart one displays lower quality details.
The colour flaw is also visible in the blue and red colourway of the Comme des Garcons heart.
Here, you will notice that the colour on the fake ones are obviously a lot brighter than how they appear to be on the authentic version. Even though the colurway of a t-shirt might differ, this fake vs real Comme des Garcons heart comparison is useful regardless.
The authentic Comme des Garcons heart has the perfect heart shape, as per the real vs fake CDG comparison above.
However, if you have a fake, you will notice some irregularities in the shape of the heart as they can either be too curved or not curved enough.
As seen in the picture below, the fake heart is too round and too thick, as opposed to the flatter and perfectly shaped heart on the authentic one.
So if the shape of your Comme des Garcons heart seems to deviate from the shape of the heart in the real picture, regardless of the colourway, then you most definitely have a fake CDG heart.
Once again, this real vs fake CDG heart comparison works regardless of the colourway of the emblem or of the t-shirt/hoodie/etc.
Another flaw that can be found on counterfeit Comme des Garcons items is the curvature of the upper side of the heart. As per the comparison above, you will be able to spot that an authentic heart curves less than the fake one.
The curvature goes significantly deeper and is more angled on a fake CDG heart than it is on the authentic one.
Keeping this in mind might be able to help you learn how to spot fake Comme des Garcons hearts, maybe even without using our picture as a guide.
The eyes are also a reliable tell of authenticity on the CDG heart because of how they are shaped.
On the fake CDG heart, you will notice that the eyes are perfectly round circles, whereas on the eyes found on the authentic Comme des Garcons logo, you will spot extra stitching around the black circle.
On the double hearts, the eyes are also a bit too stretched out.
This is a detail the fake manufacturers do not pay attention to and it is a tell that can help you differentiate a fake vs real Comme des Garcons hearts
For the fourth step of the authentication process, you will need to inspect the stitching inside your CDG heart.
Here, you will notice that the fake heart has too much extra stitching on the inside of the item, on a t-shirt in this case. Whereas on the authentic heart, the stitching is perfectly done without going too deep into the fabric of the product it is stitched on.
The deep stitching on fakes is as a result of the poor quality of equipment used by fake manufacturers in the production process.
Once you are done inspecting the stitching inside the heart, you can then proceed to inspecting the stitching on the heart itself.
As you can see in the picture, on the fake item, there are extra threads hanging off and around the heart.
This is in contrast to the authentic heart which shows a neatly done stitching job, free of hanging threads.
The hanging threads are an instant call out of a fake.
We will drop this comparison as, even though the exact same flaw applies, a fake vs real gold CDG heart comparison might come in handy — if it’s exactly the colourway you want to authenticate.
In this fake vs real CDG comparison, the hearts are supposed to be perfectly symmetrical.
However, on the fakes, you will notice that the hearts are asymmetrical. The poor alignment of the CDG hearts is all the confirmation you need that the item is fake.
Let’s have a look at the real vs fake CDG comparison below.
We understand how it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having both the fake and real Comme des Garcons hearts next to each other.
That is why we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast.
If you’re in a face-to-face meeting and you want to quickly access a certain part of this guide, everything will be properly organised over there.
There are situations where you might be unable to go through each detailed authentication step explained above when you need to verify the originality of your Comme des Garcons heart.
That is why we have compiled this quick 20 seconds solution to authenticating your CDG heart. Below are the top 6 indicators that can help you determine if you have the original CDG heart or a replica of it.
If you need help with the authentication of your Comme des Garcons heart, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your item and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
The results will also come with a report on why we believe your CDG heart is fake or authentic.
With that, we have come to the end of our real vs fake Comme des Garcons heart 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