Last Updated on November 10, 2023 by Ch David
The best way to tell a fake Louis Vuitton belt is to look at the text on the interior side of the belt. Fake LV belts always have their inscriptions too thick. Sometimes you can even see fake belts with very thin text.
If you like high-end clothing, then you might like Louis Vuitton‘s belts. They represent luxury at its finest, and so, we assume that if you will buy a Louis Vuitton belt, you would like it to be authentic, and not a replica.
This article will teach you how to spot fake vs legitimate Louis Vuitton belts.
As there are a lot of replicas for the Louis Vuitton belts, we made this article easy to understand by placing the hand pointers to everything you have to look for when buying a Louis Vuitton Damier or Monogram belt.
In this guide, we will inspect the counterfeit and the retail belts from the buckle to the receipt.
You can tell if a Louis Vuitton belt is real or fake by checking the text inside the belt, as fake LV belts have noticeably thicker inscriptions than their authentic counterparts. A real Louis Vuitton belt’s quality always stands out.
Let’s jump into the guide on how to legit check the Louis Vuitton belt.
The buckle is one of the most visible details on the Louis Vuitton belt because this is mainly how people recognize an LV belt.
The main problem with the counterfeit Louis Vuitton buckles is that they are either too thick, too thin or they have some kind of inconsistency.
As there are a lot of fake versions of the Louis Vuitton belt, the buckle problem may differ from one belt to another one.
First of all, we will look at the bottom left side of the belt. You can see how the bottom line of the “L” is thinner on the fake Louis Vuitton belt buckle.
This is not a matter of compromise here on the side of the replica Louis Vuitton factories, instead, it is just a matter of precision.
Looking at the bottom right side of the Louis Vuitton belt, we spot the sharpness of the corners:
The second flaw can be seen on the two bottom points and on the curve found on the “inside” of the letter.
Over here, it is easy to notice how the counterfeit buckle is thicker than the authentic buckle. In order to notice this, we can take a quick look at the bottom line of the “L” in the LV buckle.
A good way to spot the thickness of the buckle is to check the vertical and oblique lines in the “V” character.
Also, since we are at the top of the LV buckle, keep in mind how you have to check the distance at the top left side, where the “L” and the “V” overlap.
Worth noting is that not even the top tier replicas that get the buckle right do not get this issue fixed, ironically.
It’s often the case that whenever there are multiple top versions of a replica, whatever flaw is solved on one batch is compensated by another flaw, and vice-versa. Probably this is a reason why there are no 1:1 perfect fakes and we are in fact happy that this happens since it allows us to be able to teach you how to spot a fake Louis Vuitton belt.
In the Louis Vuitton Monogram belt comparison linked below for the buckle, it can be easily noticed how the corner of the fake one is too rounded as well.
As we said before, there are many fake factories for the Louis Vuitton belts, and, we would like to mention how some blatant fake manufacturers get it wrong by making these corners too rounded, with an arch-like shape.
An authentic Louis Vuitton belt’s buckle is aligned as follows: the imaginary line between the left edge of the logo should be aligned with half of the first set of full squares.
This may vary on the authentic belts since very few have this pattern aligned differently. However, 99% of the fakes come with this kind of pattern that you can see in the picture linked above.
Here’s a more detailed real vs fake Louis Vuitton Damier belt comparison where we’ve highlighted the aforementioned alignment issue:
That’s right about it for the Damier print.
On the fake Louis Vuitton brown monogram belts, it’s simply a matter of having this buckle placed too far to the right side.
The pattern here is not an issue, this pattern is wildly varying on the authentic cases, it’s simply a matter of how far the buckle is placed from the edge.
Let’s check out the placement of the stitching on the exterior side of the belt, and then we’ll move to the interior side.
It’s all about how dense the stitching is. See how the authentic belt doesn’t cut corners and fits as many threads as needed.
On the other hand, the fake belt lacks this kind of density. Replica manufacturers always try to save up on materials.
Let’s check out how the Damier & Monogram prints look on the real vs fake Louis Vuitton belts.
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We’ve put together this close-up comparison below to highlight all of the details so it would be easier for you to notice the flaws on the fake Louis Vuitton LV-buckled belt:
This heat stamp that we are talking about refers to the print that can be found on the rear side of your Louis Vuitton belt.
Text aside, the stitching richness on the left side is different from the authentic belt to the fake one.
Fake Louis Vuitton belts sometimes have extra threads hanging instead of being fit into the leather.
We’re pointing out how on the front, an authentic LV belt would never leave their factories with this kind of inconsistency.
At the end of the day, the process of making these items is not fully automated and the human quality checkers would never allow a luxury item from this brand to hit the retail stores. We’re talking about +£400 items here.
Over here in this specific comparison, we’re pointing out the printed location of the store.
Your authentic LV belt packaging should not have low-quality printing like these replica belts.
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 Louis Vuitton belt.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60-second solution to authenticating your LV belt.
If you need help with the authentication of your Louis Vuitton belt, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your LV 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 Louis Vuitton belt is fake or authentic.
With all this being said, this brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake Louis Vuitton Damier and Monogram belts. We hope that our information was useful to you.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David