Stüssy Hoodie: Fake Vs Real Guide, Made By Experts

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Last Updated on May 3, 2024 by Ch David

  • In this guide, we’re teaching you how to tell a fake Stussy hoodie.
  • Our comparisons works for all colors/models/release made by Stüssy.

Relevant: How to spot a fake Stussy tee.

How to spot a fake Stüssy hoodie

The #1 way to spot a fake Stüssy hoodie is to check the wash tag. A fake hoodie may have sloppy stitches and thinner text.

1. Wash tag

Stussy Hoodie Wash Tag


  1. More subtle black stitches.
  2. “70% COTTON” is bigger.
  3. Bigger text, with letters closer to each other.
  4. Thinner and a bit taller/bigger print.


  1. Exposed, large stitching at the top.
  2. “70% COTTON” is too small and has too much space between the characters.
  3. “MACHINE WASH COLD” is too small.
  4. “HAVE A GOOD VIBE!!” is too thick.

Too difficult? Let our team of expert Stüssy authenticators take a look at your clothes:

2. Logo

Stussy Hoodie Stitched Logo
  • Authentic: Longer line in “s”, and thinner dots in “ü”.
  • Fake: “s” is too short, and the dots in “ü” are too thick.

3. Neck tag

3.1. Front

Stussy Hoodie Neck Tag Front
  • Authentic: Letter “t” curves at the bottom, and the “ü” dots are diamond-shaped.
  • Fake: “t” doesn’t curve at the bottom, and the dots in “ü” are too squared.

3.2. Back

Stussy Hoodie Neck Tag Back
  • Authentic: Every inscription is thicker
  • Fake: Thinner symbols and text.

See how the text also uses a different font on teh fake hoodie — the letters are too big.

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.

4. Drawstrings

Also known as laces for the hoodie.

Stussy Hoodie Drawstrings
  • Authentic: The fabric of a shoelace.
  • Fake: Totally different fabric.


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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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