Fake Hermès Belt Vs Real: Professional Guide

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

On this page, we’ll show you how to authenticate a Hermès belt.

This guide works for +90% of the models and colorways made by Hermès.

Compare your belt against our real vs fake Hermès belt images to set the verdict.

How to tell if a Hermès belt is fake

You can tell if a Hermès belt is fake by looking at the text engraved on the interior side of the belt.

A fake model always has thicker inscriptions and stitches compared to the original.

1. Engraving

  • Authentic: Letters are consistently sized and have a thinner stamping.
  • Fake: Letters are inconsistently sized, with some appearing smaller and stamped too deeply into the belt.

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2. Stitching

  • Authentic: Stitches are thinner and smaller.
  • Fake: Stitches are thicker and bulkier.

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. Buckle

  • Authentic: “HERMES” text is too thin.
  • Fake: “HERMES” text is too thick.

4. Shininess

  • Authentic: The buckle is less shiny.
  • Fake: The buckle is shinier.

5. Notches

To be specific, we are going to talk about the holes in which you plug in the buckle of the belt in order to tighten it to the right size.

  • Authentic: The holes are smaller and narrower.
  • Fake: The holes are bigger and wider.

This step applies to unworn or gently worn belts, as belts that have been heavily used may have stretched holes.

6. Dust bag

  • Authentic: The letter “H” and circle on the dust bag are thicker.
  • Fake: The letter “H” and circle on the dust bag are thinner.

7. Box

  • Authentic: The elements on the box are consistent in thickness (logo, “HERMES,” and “PARIS” text).
  • Fake: The elements on the box are too thin: logo, “HERMES,” and “PARIS” text.

Bonus: See how the accent above “E” in “HERMES” is too thin on the fake.

The accent is also not connected to the “E”, as it is on the real Hermes belt.

Shortlist: Authenticate Hermès belt in 30 seconds

  1. Check the engraving on the interior side of the belt.
  2. Inspect the stitching on the sides of the belt for proper weighting.
  3. Examine the buckle’s text for appropriate thickness.
  4. Analyze the shininess level of the front side of the buckle.
  5. Inspect the width of the holes for the belt strap.
  6. Check the dust bag for the “H” logo’s thickness within the circle.
  7. Verify the details on the box of your Hermes belt for proper thickness.

Above are the top 7 indicators to help you spot a fake or genuine Hermes belt.

Expert Hermès belt authentication

If you require assistance in authenticating your Hermes belt, we’re here to assist you.

  • Forward us high-quality images of your Hermes belt.
  • Our team will provide you with results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • The report will explain why we believe your Hermes belt is either genuine or fake.

With that, we’ve concluded our guide on how to identify fake Hermes belts by examining seven key areas.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

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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