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How To Spot Fake Just Don Basketball Shorts – All Models

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If you want to learn how to spot a fake pair of Just Don basketball shorts, then fear not, this is the guide that you are looking for.

We’d like to assume that because we have compiled all of the information when it comes to the fake vs real Just Don Shorts all together in this post.

Therefore, by the end of this real vs fake Just Don guide, we hope that you are going to easily know how to distinguish between the real deal and the counterfeit shorts.

Please bear in mind that all of the steps that you’ll find within this authentic vs fake Just Don shorts guide apply to all of the Just Don shorts, no matter their team, their colourway or their release.

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Just Don shorts is checking the wash tags. The fake Just Don shorts are always having their inscriptions on the wash tags flawed, while the authentic pieces are always flawless thanks to the high attention paid to every detail when manufactured. All of the fake Just Don shorts have their text on the wash tags too thick, and in some cases, these have their text also very thin.

How to spot fake Just Don basketball shorts

Step 1: Real vs fake Just Don basketball shorts wash tags

Now as we’ve said this before, we like to believe that the inscriptions on the wash tags can easily tell you whether you are looking at a real or fake Just Don pair of shorts.

With this being mentioned, we highly suggest that you always have a quick look at the wash tags when you have to authenticate the Just Don shorts.

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Looking at the picture with the real vs fake Just Don shorts above, you can see how the fake wash tag has the same flaw visible in four different places.

All of the four hand-emoji pointers show you how the fake short have their inscriptions too thin, while the real Just Dons have their text thicker.

That aside, you can also notice how the fake pair has its letters improperly kerned. By that, we mean that the fake letters have too much space in-between each other, while the real ones are placed way closer to each other.

The kerning flaw on the fake shorts is generated by the letters being too thin.

Step 2: Verify the text at the top of the strip inside your Just Don shorts

Moving forward to the second step of the guide on how to legit check Just Don shorts, we are now going to have a look at the text that’s stitched inside the shorts.

This text that we are talking about can be found at the very top of the strip inside the shorts, and in most cases, you will see this text showing a timeframe of years and the name of the team which your shorts represent.

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Looking at the real vs fake Just Don shorts above, you can observe how the fake shorts have their first lien of text that states a few years looking too small and too thin.

On the other hand, the authentic shorts have their same inscription looking bigger and generally thicker than the one seen on the fake pair of Just Don shorts.

Then, if you look at the name of the team on the second line of text, you can see how the fake pair of Just Dons has its text looking too thick, while the real text is thinner.

Step 3: Have a look at the Just Don Sportswear tab inside your shorts

The third step of the guide on how to spot fake Just Don basketball shorts will still hold us inside the shorts, where we need to check the little tab that has the Just Don text logo and the “SPORTSWEAR” inscription.

In order to do so, let’s first have a look at the image with the real vs fake Just Don shorts, and after that, we’ll explain the flaw on the fake item, as well as the counterpart of the real shorts.

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In the picture with the real vs fake Just Don basketball shorts above, you can observe how the fake pair has its “SPORTSWEAR” text too small, too thick and having this sort of a boxier look.

On the other hand, the authentic Just Dons have their “SPORTSWEAR” text looking bigger, thinner and more “aired” than the fake one, as the real pair’s text is wider than the fake boxy text.

Step 4: Check the Mitchel & Ness label inside your Just Don shorts

It is true, there are quite a lot of tabs inside the Just Don shorts, and they’re all placed at the waist’s level.

Though, no need to worry about the amount of tabs, because these can’t be so easily replicated, hence why they are such good spots when it comes to legit checking the Just Don shorts.

Now is the time when we have to look at the Mitchell & Ness wide tag inside the real vs fake Just Don shorts with the help of the image below.

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As you can see in this image with the fake vs authentic Just Don shorts, we’ve found three flaws on the fake shorts, and in order to not make any confusions, we’ll explain each of these individually.

1 – The “NOSTALGIA CO.” label on the fake Just Don shorts looks too thick, too small and it has its letters defined in a less good manner than the real ones.

Speaking of the real Just Don basketball shorts, you can notice how they have their “NOSTALGIA CO.” text looking thinner, bigger and defined way better than the fake ones.

2 – The “PHILADELPHIA, PA.” inscription in the bottom right corner of the fake Just Don shorts has its letters looking too thick and with their lines too curvy.

On the other hand, you can see how the real shorts have their letters thinner and with the legs which craft each character looking straighter and less curvy than the fake ones.

3 – The “Mitchell & Ness” main logo on the fake Just Don shorts looks too thick as well, and this can be easily observed if you look at the letter “N” in the word “NESS”.

Looking at the genuine Just Don shorts, you can notice how their “Mitchell & Ness” text logo is thinner than its replica.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.

The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Inspect the Hardwood Classics label inside the Just Don shorts

Alright, we promise that this is the last label inside the Just Don shorts – we wanted to cover it all for you to be certain whether you have a real or fake pair of Just Dons.

As said in the heading above, this time we’re focusing on the Hardwood Classics label that has the NBA logo on it.

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In the image with the real vs fake Just Don shorts above, you can see how the fake pair’s “HARDWOOD” text is too thick, especially if you look at the letter “R” – this one is way thicker even than the rest of the letters.

On the other hand, the authentic Just Dons have their “HARDWOOD” text looking thinner, and that aside, all of the letters in this text have the same font-weight, unlike the fake ones.

Lastly, if you look at the three letters in the “NBA” text, you can see how all three of these are too thin and too poorly defined when put side-by-side with the real ones, which are thicker and stitched with more care than the replica ones.

Step 6: Verify the little Just Don logo on the rear side of your basketball shorts

For the sixth way on how to authenticate Just Don shorts, we are now going to look at the brand’s logo that’s stitched into the rear side of the shorts.

In the image with the real vs fake Just Don shorts below, you can see a zoomed-in picture of these logos, because they are pretty little if you look at them from a further distance.

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In the picture with the real vs replica Just Don shorts above, you can see how the fake pair has yet again three flaws that we’ll explain individually.

1 – On the fake shorts, there is a little bit of extra stitching if you look at the spot in which the letters “u” and “s” connect in the “Just” inscription.

If you look at the real shorts, you can see how there is no such thing an extra thread, since the two letters merge smoother than the fake ones.

2 – The star that’s in-between the words which form the brand’s name looks too thick on the fake Just Don shorts, while the real pair has its star thinner and less noticeable than the fake one.

3 – The registered trademark “®” symbol on the fake Just Don shorts is connected to the “Don” inscription, and that aside, it is also way too thin.

On the other hand, the real Just Don shorts have their “®” character out of contact with the “Don” text, and at the same time, the real “®” symbol is way thicker than the counterfeit one.

Step 7: Examine the little NBA logo on the bottom exterior side of your shorts

Proceeding to the seventh way of the guide on how to spot fake Just Don shorts, we are going to talk about the little guy in the NBA logo that’s stitched into the bottom exterior side of the shorts.

There are two ways in which the logo can be: it can either be fully detailed, or it can be just outlined.

First of all, we will look at the authentic vs replica Just Don shorts with the fully detailed logo, and right after that, we’ll also talk about the outlined logo shorts.

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The image with the authentic vs counterfeit Just Don shorts above shows you how the fake pair has its “NBA” text looking too thick.

On the other hand, the real Just Don shorts have the same “NBA” text logo being thinner and slimmer than the fake one.

If we have an overall look at the famous guy in the NBA logo, you can see how the fake guy looks too thick and too wide, while the real one is slimmer and narrower.

Now that you know how to spot fake NBA logos that are fully detailed on the Just Don shorts, let’s quickly look at the shorts with the outlined versions as well.

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As you can see in the image with the real vs fake Just Don shorts above, the fake pair has its “NBA” text logo looking too thin on the letters “N” and “A”, as well as the letter “B” too thick.

The real Just Don shorts have the asme font-weight for all of their letters, since all three of them are as big and as wide as each other.

Step 8: Authenticate the text that’s engraved into the lacing plates of your shorts

Moving to the eight hand the last method of the guide on how to spot fake Just Don shorts, we are going to have a look at the shorts for their inscriptions on the lacing plates.

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As you can see in the picture with the fake vs legit Just Don shorts above, the fake pair has its “JUST DON” text with the star in the middle looking too thin, as it was fit too little deep into the metal.

The authentic Just Don shorts have their same inscription looking thicker due to the fact that it was fit deeper into the metal plate than the fake text.

Step 9: Make sure to also look at the brown extra label of your Just Don shorts

Going to the ninth and also the last method of the guide on how to spot replica Just Don Shorts, we are now going to have a look at the brown extra label of these shorts.

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The image with the real vs fake Just Don shorts above shows you how the fake pair has its “NOSTALGIA CO.” inscription being too thin, while the real pair’s text is thicker.

How can I spot the fake Just Don Shorts in 60 seconds?

The 9 detailed real vs fake Just Don shorts steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the item online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 20 seconds solution to authenticating your Just Don shorts. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real pair of Just Dons.

  1. Check the wash tags of your Just don shorts and makes sure that the text isn’t too thin
  2. Examine the text stitched at the top of the strip inside your shorts, as fake pairs tend to have their text too thick
  3. Look at the Sportswear tab inside your shorts, and make sure that the text has the correct dimensions and font-weight
  4. Inspect the Mitchel & Ness inscription inside your Just Don shorts and be sure that the text is correctly font-weighted
  5. Have a look at the Hardwood Classics label, because the fake Just Don basketball shorts tend to have their text too thick right there
  6. Verify the little Just Don stitched text on the rear side of your shorts. Mostly, the fake pairs of shorts have their with extra threads, improperly positioned and badly font-weighted
  7. Look at the NBA logo on the exterior side of your shorts. In most cases, you will see the fake shorts with their logo’s text at multiple and wrong font-weights
  8. Remember to also have a look at the “JUST DON” text that’s engraved into the lacing metal plates. Usually, you’ll see the fake pairs having their text too thin and fit too little deep into the fabric
  9. Lastly, check the “NOSTALGIA CO.” text written on the extra brown label of your shorts, because the labels pairs usually have this text too thin

Where can I get my Just Don shorts authenticated? The Just Don authentication service service

If you need help with the authentication of your Just Don shorts, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Just Don shorts 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 item is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake vs real Just Don shorts. 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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Ch David is the co-founder and CEO of Legit Check By Ch. Ch David is in charge of the Legit Check By Ch Library of real vs fake authentication guides, where hundreds (soon thousands!) of free guides on how to authenticate various items are published under his supervision.
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