Stone Island is an Italian luxury brand for men’s apparel and their clothing is identified by the brilliant Stone Island badge.
The Stone Island badge is not just another clothing “tag”, it is what makes Stone Island clothing Stone Island and without it, to the untrained eye, it’s just another jacket or coat.
The Stone Island badge can also help you determine if you have a fake or original product manufactured by the Sportswear Company.
That is why in this article, we are going to explain how you can tell the difference between the fake and real Stone Island Badge.
This 4-step Stone Island badge legit check guide will take you through the ways you can differentiate between a Stone Island badge fake vs real.
The quickest way to check for authenticity on the Stone Island badge is to inspect the lettering and the stitching on the badge.
On the real badge, the lettering is more defined while the stitching also appears to be finer and more connected on the real Stone Island badge than what it looks like on the fake badge.
If you spot any of these discrepancies on your badge, then you are most likely dealing with a fake.
Apart from the stitching and the lettering on the badge, there are other indicators of authenticity which can help you determine if your badge was produced by the luxury brand itself or not.
We’ve spotted a total of 4 indicators on the Stone Island badge and we have explained all 4 indicators along with images to help you differentiate the real badge from the fakes.
At the end of this guide, you will find a 4 step fast-check solution on how to identify the real Stone Island badge.
Now, let’s get to the indicators to check out when you want to confirm the authenticity status of your badge.
For the first step of the authentication process, you will need to inspect the text on your badge.
For this particular spot, we inspected four different colours of the Stone Island badge – green, black, black & white and cream white.
We’ve spotted a variety of inconsistencies in each fake colour type of the badge and below we are going to explain how you can spot these inconsistencies as well.
• The Green Stone Island Badge
On the green colour type of the badge, the inconsistency in the text can be spotted in three letters.
First of all, in the first picture, in the “S” and “N” in the word “ISLAND”, on the real badge, you will notice that the characters more defined, compared to the wonky and fat characters on the replica of the real badge.
Still, in the first picture, you will notice that in the word “STONE”, the “N” character in the fake tag is fatter and not as well defined as what is on the real badge.
In the second picture, the “N” is also a problem only that in this case, the diagonal line in the middle of the letter which joins the two lines on the side is not invisible on the fake badge compared to the clearly visible one on the real Stone Island badge.
• The Black Stone Island Badge
On the black Stone Island badge, you will observe that while the “S” character is evenly shaped and curvy on the real badge, the letter appears to be too long and less curvy on the fake badge.
This inconsistency is an obvious tell of a fake Stone Island badge.
• The Black/White Stone Island Badge
For the black and white coloured badge, as you can see in the picture, on the fake badge, the “S” character in the word “STONE” is too long at the top, and as a result, it looks to be too close to “T” the character next to S.
This is in contrast to the evenly shaped and well-spaced characters on the real badge.
• The Cream White Stone Island Badge
Here, you will need to check out the “S” character in the word “STONE”. You will notice that the S is too thin and there isn’t enough spacing between the S and T on the text on the fake badge.
A similar flaw can also be observed in the “L” character in the word “ISLAND”, however in this case, while the L on the real badge is stitched close to the A, the L and the A are more spaced out in the fake badge.
Next, you will need to inspect the colour of your badge. While carrying out this step in a well-lit environment might help, in this case, the colour difference is pretty obvious and you should be able to detect it even in poor lighting.
This colour difference can be spotted on the green Stone Island badge. As you can see in the image, on the fake Stone Island badge, the green is darker with a slight resemblance to grey.
Also, the green on the legit badge is clearly green and has no resemblance to another colour.
Any deviation from the green on the real badge is a clear indication that you have a replica of the real badge.
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For this step, you will inspect the stitching on the badge. Here, we will review the stitching for inconsistencies for each colour type of the badge.
• The Back of Green Stone Island Badge
For the green badge, the stitching inconsistencies are more obvious on the back of the badge than they appear in front.
As shown in the picture, looking at how the badge is stitched, especially on the rectangles, you will notice that the authentic badge has stitching just where the text and the logo are, while the fake badge has to stitch even where it shouldn’t be.
Also, the stitching on the “S” character is chunky and heavy on the fake badge compared to the neater and smoother stitching on the authentic badge.
• The Front of Black Stone Island Badge
For this badge, the discrepancies in the stitching can be seen in front of the badge. The most visible stitching flaw on the fake badge can be seen in the bottom right corner, where you will notice a piece of white thread hanging off.
Also, if you check below the compass, you will notice a small white thread in the stitching. Having threads that are a different colour from the main colour of the badge is a tale of a fake badge.
• The Front of Black/White Stone Island Badge
Here, you will also notice a similar flaw as with the black Stone Island badge above with an extra white thread below the compass.
While white is one of the colours of the badge, threads sticking out from the stitching is an indication of the poor quality of stitching which is common to replicas.
• The Front of Cream White Stone Island Badge
In front of the Stone Island badge, there is a small cream-coloured thread hanging below the compass on the fake.
Again, threads again hanging off the stitching are not a neat job which is all you need to confirm that the badge is a fake.
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For the fourth and last step of the authentication process, you will need to inspect the compass on your badge.
As you can see in the picture below, on the authentic badge, the centre of the compass is deeply stitched in whereas the fake badge has very surface-level stitching owing to the poor quality of equipment used by manufacturers of the replica badge.
You might find it somewhat difficult to do the fake vs real comparison unless you have both the side of the authentic and fake badges by side.
That is why we recommend that you download our app, where we have organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast whenever you need to.
It might be time-consuming and stressful to go through each detailed authentication step outlined above when you need to confirm the originality of your Stone Island badge.
That is why we have compiled this quick 20 seconds solution to authenticating your badge. Below are the 4 indicators to check out to confirm if your Stone Island badge is real or fake.
If you need help with the authentication of your Stone Island badge, we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your badge 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 badge is fake or authentic.
We have come to the end of our real vs fake Stone Island badge comparison guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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