How To Spot A Fake Gucci Belt In 2023

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Last Updated on July 30, 2023 by Ch David

You may be here to see how to spot fake Gucci belts, and if so, you’ve reached the best place to learn how to tell a fake from a real GG belt, as we’re building the world’s largest library of authentication guides.

In seven simple steps, the guide below will compare real vs fake Gucci belts with pictures, curated info, and all the quote-on-quote “secrets” of doing that. Just kidding, no secrets. Everything’s transparent.

We also have a Gucci GG Supreme belt legit check guide.

Without any further ado, let’s begin.

How to know if your Gucci belt is real

To know if your Gucci belt is real or fake, check the “GUCCI” text engraved inside the belt. Fake belts have misplaced and thick inscriptions, while real ones have thin, perfectly centred text.

More often than not, fake manufacturers will manage to make these heat-stamped prints with weird or incorrect kerning on the text.

Let’s check it out!

1. Interior text

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Gucci “GG” Belt – Interior “GUCCI” Text
  • The fake Gucci belt has too much space between “GU” and “CCI”.
  • Hence, it says “GU CCI” instead of the authentic “GUCCI” text.

This seems like a minor spot to look at, but it is really worth noticing when legit checking the Gucci GG belt.

2. Serial number

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Gucci “GG” Belt – Serial Number Stitching
  • Generally, the whole text on the fake belt is too hard to read — it is badly engraved.
  • The fake “made in italy” text is small and less defined on the replica Gucci belt.
  • The “®” character is too small on the fake Gucci belt.
  • The “R” inside the “®” symbol is too big, as it hits the edges of the circle on the interior side.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

3. GG buckle

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Gucci “GG” Belt – Buckle Shininess
  • Fake Gucci belt buckles use a material that’s more matte, thus leading to a different way of reflecting light (or a different way of shining).
  • The fake GG buckle is visibly thicker, narrower and less spaced out.

When we say narrower, what we want to point out is the width of both characters. As for less space, look at the negative space created by the two, very-closely-positioned characters.

4. Buckle pin

Flipping the buckle to its rear side, we can easily notice the pin on the rear “GG”.

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Gucci “GG” Belt – Buckle Pin
  • The sustainable part on the bottom side of the pin on the buckle is too big on the replica Gucci belt.

On the other hand, the legit Gucci belt has it a lot smaller.

5. Golden screw

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Gucci “GG” Belt – Golden Rear Screw
  • That little screw, if we are talking about the golden Gucci belt, has to be golden too.

If the buckle is golden at the screw is silver, you’re looking at a fake Gucci belt.

6. Dust bag

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Gucci “GG” Belt – Dust Bags
  • On the fake bag, there is a lot of extra stitching that shouldn’t be there.

The legit Gucci belt dust bag looks clean and has no stitching or extra threads that shouldn’t be there.

7. Box

7.1. Color

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Gucci “GG” Belt – Box Colour
  • The fake Gucci belt’s box is colored pure white.

The authentic Gucci box has a yellow tint, rather than pure white.

7.2. Logo

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  • The fake Gucci belt box has the “GUCCI” text looking scratched and worn out, while the legit box has this text intact.
  • The tip of the “G” character looks too curvy and rounded on the fake box.

We understand how it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having a fake and real pair 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 high-end items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast.

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Shortlist: Tell a fake Gucci belt in 30 seconds

  1. Check the “GG” buckle’s shininess. The fake belts are usually too shiny, as they’re made using a different material.
  2. Verify the interior “GUCCI” text. Fakes have too much space between the letters.
  3. Inspect the embossing on the serial number. Fakes have poorer quality in stitching.
  4. Check the thickness of the pin inside the “GG” buckle. Fakes are too big.
  5. Verify the golden screw on the rear side. If you have a golden Gucci belt and the screw is silver-coloured, then it may be a counterfeit Gucci belt.
  6. Check the stitching on your dust bag. Fakes have extra threads hanging on the black area.
  7. Inspect the colour of the box and the font on the “GUCCI” text. Fakes have a pure white colour for the box and the text is looking too scratched and worn out.

There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Gucci “GG” belt.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your belt.

Expert Gucci belt authentication

If you need help with the authentication of your Gucci “GG” belt, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Gucci belt 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 Gucci Belt is fake or authentic.

With all of this being said, we’ve reached the end of our guide on how to spot fake Gucci “GG” belts by just looking at the seven main spots. We hope this guide is helpful in your Gucci belt legit checking.

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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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