Gucci T-Shirt: How To Know If It’s FAKE or REAL

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Last Updated on July 21, 2024 by Ch David

Need to legit check your Gucci tee? This guide helps you do it with:

  • Real vs fake images
  • Helpful explanations
  • Various insights.

For reference, we’re using the Gucci Belt Logo shirt as reference. However:

How to tell if a Gucci shirt is real (or fake)

You can tell if a Gucci shirt is real or fake by examining the wash tags on the lower interior side. Fakes never have the right text thickness.


1. Wash tag

  1. Authentic:
    • “G U C C I” text at the top has a thinner font-weight.
    • Letters in “G U C C I” text are spaced wider.
    • Wash tag text in the middle is smaller and thicker.
    • Arabic text is thinner compared to the fake version.
    • Washing machine symbols at the bottom are thicker.
  2. Fake:
    1. “G U C C I” text at the top is boxy and has a thicker font-weight.
    2. Letters in “G U C C I” text are closer together.
    3. Wash tag text in the middle is larger and thinner.
    4. Arabic text is thicker than on the authentic version.
    5. Washing machine symbols at the bottom are thinner.

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2. Neck tag

  • Authentic:
    • “G U C C I” text at the top is less boxy with more space between letters.
    • “Made in Italy” text below the “G U C C I” box is thicker.
  • Fake:
    • “G U C C I” text appears too boxy with letters closely spaced.
    • “Made in Italy” text is notably thinner.

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. Print

  • Authentic:
    1. Letter “U” in “GUCCI” is less curvy at the bottom left corner.
    2. Both letters “C” are sharper and longer at the bottom.
    3. Registered trademark symbol (R) is larger and thicker.
    4. “GG” logo in Gucci Belt printing is larger.
  • Fake:
    1. Letter “U” is too curvy at the bottom left corner.
    2. Letters “C” appear less sharp and shorter at the bottom.
    3. Registered trademark symbol (R) is smaller and thinner.
    4. “GG” logo appears shrunken and smaller.

Shortlist: Check your shirt

Don’t have enough time to go through the full guide? Use this list:

  1. Examine Wash Tags:
  2. Replicas often display text that is either too thick or too thin.
    • Pay attention to improper spacing between the letters on wash tags.
  3. Inspect Neck Tag:
    • Fakes usually have the “G U C C I” text appearing too boxy with insufficient space between the letters.
    • The “Made in Italy” text at the bottom of the neck tag is often too thin on replicas.
  4. Check Frontal Printing:
    • Fake Gucci belts often have a “GUCCI” text where the letter “U” is too curvy, the letters “C” are shorter and less sharp, and the registered trademark symbol is small and thin.
    • Additionally, ensure the size of the “GG” logo is correct, as replicas typically have smaller “GG” logos.

It should help for whenever you’re in a rush.

Expert Gucci shirt authentication

If you require assistance in authenticating your Gucci shirt, we’re here to assist you.

  • Simply send us high-resolution images of your Gucci T-Shirt.
  • We’ll respond within 24 to 48 hours with the results.
  • You’ll also receive a report explaining the reasons behind our verdict on the authenticity of your t-shirt.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing between genuine and counterfeit Gucci shirts.

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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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