Expert Guide: The North Face Authenticity Check (2024)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot a fake The North Face Jacket is to look at the puffiness and at the overall look of the jacket, as the replica TNF jackets never have their arms as and boy thick and puffy, as the authentic jackets should be like.

Are you trying to learn how to spot fake The North Face jackets? You don’t want to get scammed with a replica?

If so, then you are in the right place, as we are going to teach you how to easily see real vs fake TNF jackets within a few steps to follow.

Speaking of which, along with every step of the guide on how to spot fake vs real The North Face jackets, we are going to link reference images with both the authentic and the fake jackets.

These authentic vs fake TNF jacket images will help you easily visualize and understand the differences between the real deal and between the fake items.

Now that you know what this is about, let’s jump right into the actual fake vs real The North Face jacket authenticity check guide.

How to tell a fake The North Face jacket

You can spot a fake The North Face by checking the puffiness all around your coat. Fake jackets are always thinner and never as thick as authentic ones.

Let’s check this out!

1. Puffiness

  • The fake jacket is indeed looking like it is thick, but if you look closely, you can see that its puffiness isn’t as defined.
  • The fake jacket is just big, but not puffy.
  • The real coat has its arm looking big and puffy.

If that wasn’t really clear, we’ve got you covered with another authentic example below.

In the image above, we have highlighted what an authentic The North Face jacket should look like, as its body and arms are visibly thick and puffy.


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2. Neck tag

  • There are extra-hanging stitches on the right side of the fake tag.
  • The fake jacket has its igloo logo’s empty lines looking too thick.
  • As for the “FACE” text, the replica TNF jacket has thicker letters.
  • The letters are automatically placed too close to each other.

On the other hand, the authentic TNF jacket has its word “FACE” looking boxier and more flattened, and all of its letters have the same thickness and kerning between the characters.

3. Chest logo

  • The letter “E” in the word “THE” is thicker than the one on the authentic jacket.
  • Then, the same flaw applies to the letters “N” in the word “NORTH”.
  • The same goes for the “F” in the word “FACE”, where these two letters are too thick.

On the other hand, you can notice how the genuine The North Face jacket has all of its letters at the same font weight, unlike the replica jacket’s letters.

4. Back logo

  • The replica Nuptse jacket has its letters looking really thick.
  • This flaw applies to all of the letters in the “THE NORTH FACE” logo.
  • If you look at the spacing between the letters “A” and “C” in the word “FACE”, it is noticeable how the fake jacket has its letters placed too close to each other.
  • The fake TNF jacket has its line inside the igloo logo thicker than the real one.

As a matter of fact, this kind of issue happens to the fake Supreme x TNF Necessary BAMN jackets as well.

5. Holographic tab

  • The fake jacket has a holographic label reflecting less light and colours than the authentic one.
  • The real jacket’s colours are really bright, saturated, and generally more “alive” rather than the ones on the fake label.

Shortlist: How to tell a fake TNF coat

  1. Have a look at how puffy your jacket is, as most of the replica TNF 1996 Nuptse jackets have their text at the wrong thickness.
  2. Verify the neck tag of your The North Face jacket. Mostly, the fake ones have their logos too thick.
  3. Examine the logo on the front side of your coat. Usually, fake jackets have their logo’s letters in the wrong thickness.
  4. Brief the logo on the back of the jacket, as this logo might as well have its letters and igloo looking too thick.
  5. Remember to also look at the holographic label, as most of the fake jackets have their colours too little defined.

The 5 detailed real vs fake The North Face TNF jacket steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the item online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your TNF jacket.

Expert The North Face authentication

If you need help with the authentication of your The North Face jacket, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your The North Face jacket 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 jacket is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot a fake The North Face Metallic jacket. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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