Please keep in mind that the wash tag and neck tag guides should be enough to be able to LC. I understand that sometimes the seller might not have photos of them, but I recommend it’s better to simply ask for these pictures.
Now, because there are numerous prints Off-White is generating and this is a general, all-around guide, the purpose of this article is to only point where you could check. Teaching how to fish, not giving a fish.
What should I pay attention to?
I’ll list below some common flaws. I’m asking for the help of the community to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) some new flaws they notice so that this list will grow
1. “OFF” print on the front usually lacks distressing (photo courtesy of mybizshare.com)
2. Compare the collection name font – notice how below the “O” is different, “R” is slightly different and letters are flimsy on the fake. Note: color is also important but I recommend keeping that comparison only if you have the pieces physically in front of you. Lighting plays a huge role in this.
3. Compare the print on the back
(courtesy of Josh Jones, Jiayou Yuan, Mattia Vistsentin) – W is too wide at the top, E is not aligned correctly, space between blocks on the H (pointed) is slightly too wide on the fakes
Pay attention to fine details and imagine where would fake manufacturers mess up. Ask yourself: which features are harder to replicate?
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Ch Daniel and Ch David