How To Spot Fake Comme des Garcons Hearts

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Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Ch David

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 is 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.

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 of 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.

How to tell if Comme Des Garcons PLAY is fake

You can spot a fake CDG PLAY item by checking the heart logo. In most cases, fake CDG Hearts have their eyes perfectly round instead of having bumps.

Let’s check it out!

1. Color

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.

1.1. Red heart

  • On the fake CDG heart, you will notice that the colour is too bright and sometimes too dark in some corners.
  • The look and feel of the emblem are not as smooth or as high-quality as it is 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.

1.2. Golden heart

  • The fake golden heart is too shiny.
  • In fact, the fake heart is too yellowy.

The authentic heart presents a better finish with a richer material being used, while the fake golden Comme des Garcons heart displays lower-quality details.

1.3. Double hearts

  • The colour flaw is also visible in the blue and red colourway of the Comme des Garcons heart.
  • The fake hearts are a lot brighter than how they appear to be on the authentic version.

Even though the colourway of a t-shirt might differ, this fake vs real Comme des Garcons heart comparison is useful regardless.

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2. Shape

2.1. Overall

  • The fake heart is too round and too thick, as opposed to the flatter and perfectly shaped heart on the authentic one.
  • 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.

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.

2.2. Curvature

Once again, this real vs fake CDG heart comparison works regardless of the colourway of the emblem or of the t-shirt/hoodie/etc.

  • The fake heart doesn’t curve enough at the top.
  • 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.

3. Eyes

  • On the fake CDG heart, you will notice that the eyes are perfectly round circles
  • 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

4. Interior stitching

  • The fake heart has too much stitching on the inside of the item, on a t-shirt in this case.
  • The deep stitching on fakes is a result of the poor quality of equipment used by fake manufacturers in the production process. 

On the authentic heart, the stitching is perfectly done without going too deep into the fabric of the product it is stitched on.

5. Outside stitching

5.1. Red heart

  • 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.

5.2. Golden heart

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.

6. Double heart details

Authentic double hearts are supposed to be perfectly symmetrical.

  • On the 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.

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.

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Shortlist: How to spot fake CDG PLAY hearts in 20 seconds

  1. Inspect the colour of the heart and ensure that it is neither too bright nor dull.
  2. The Comme des Garcons heart should have the perfect heart shape without being too curved or not curved enough.
  3. The eyes of the CDG heart should not be perfectly round.
  4. Ensure that the stitching inside the heart is not too tight on the fabric of the item.
  5. Inspect the stitching outside the heart for hanging threads.
  6. Check if the double Comme des Garcons hearts are in symmetry with each other.

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.

Expert Comme Des Garcons authentication

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

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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