How To Spot Fake The North Face 1996 Nuptse Jackets (Real Vs Fake Guide)

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Are you trying to learn how to spot fake The North Face 1996 Nuptse 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 1996 Nuptse 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.

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 1996 Nuptse jackets never have their arms as and boy thick and puffy, as the authentic jackets should be like.

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 spot fake The North Face TNF jackets

Step 1: Fake vs real The North Face jacket puffiness

As for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake The North Face jackets, we are going to look at the puffiness of the jackets.

Just as we’ve previously mentioned, the puffiness of the jacket is one of the best ways to tell a real vs fake The North Face jacket.

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In the image with the real vs fake The North Face jackets above, we have pointed out how 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.

By that, we mean that upon the comparison with the legit TNF jacket, you can notice how the fake jacket is just big, but not puffy.

With this being said, looking back to the genuine The North Face Nuptse jacket, you can see how its arm looks big and puffy, as it should even look like.

If that wasn’t really clear, we’ve got you covered.

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

Step 2: Real vs fake The North Face Nuptse neck tag

Proceeding to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake The North Face jackets, we are now going to look at the real vs fake TNF Nuptse items for their neck tag.

As promised, we will first check out the reference real vs fake TNF 1996 Nuptse jacket image below, and after that, we will explain the flaws on the fake jacket’s label.

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As you can see, in the real vs fake The North Face jacket image above, we have pointed out how the fake TNF jacket has four main flaws.

First of all, in the right side of the fake jacket’s label, you can see how there are extra-hanging stitches, and those are something you’re not going to see on an authentic TNF jacket.

Mentioning the genuine The North Face 1996 Nuptse, you can see how its neck tag has all of the stitches in place, as no thread is hanging out of the label.

Then, looking at the TNF igloo logo, you can notice in the real vs fake TNF 1996 Nuptse image above how the fake jacket has its igloo’s empty lines looking too thick.

Back to the authentic The North Face Nuptse, you can see how the igloo’s lines are thinner than the ones on the fake label.

Lastly, talking about the “FACE” text, we have noticed how the replica TNF jacket has its word “FACE” looking too big and also too thick.

At the same time, since the letters on the fake jacket’s word “FACE” are too thick, 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.

Step 3: Check the logo on the chest side of your TNF jacket

As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake The North Face jackets, we are going to have a look at the logo on the chest of the real vs fake The North Face Nuptses.

Keep in mind that there is a long on the front side of the jacket, and one on the rear side. For now, we will have a look at the real vs fake TNF jacket image with the logos on the front side.

fake vs real tnf 1996 nuptse jacket

In the image with the real vs fake The North Face jackets above, we have pointed out how the replica TNF jacket has its letters at the wrong thickness.

Starting with the letter “E” in the word “THE”, you can see how the counterfeit The North Face jacket has its letter thicker than the one on the authentic jacket.

Then, the same flaw applies to the letters “N” in the word “NORTH” and to 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.

Step 4: Brief the logo on the back of your TNF jacket

Going to the fourth method on how to spot fake vs real The North Face jackets, we are now going to have a look at the real vs fake TNF jackets for their logo on the rear side.

This step is really similar to the previous one, as we are basically going to talk about two logos that are the same.

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In the image with the fake vs real The North Face 1996 Nuptse jackets above, we have pointed out how the replica Nuptse jacket has its letters looking really thick.

This flaw applies to all of the letters in the “THE NORTH FACE” logo, where you can notice how these are too big and massive when compared to the real deal.

At the same time, 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.

That is also caused due to the thickness of the letters, because since the fake jacket has its letters too thick, they are automatically placed too close to each other.

On the other hand, the genuine The North Face jacket has all of itsl etters at the same thickness and kerning between each character.

Lastly, looking at the littlest empty line in the TNF igloo logo, you can notice how the fake TNF jacket has its line thicker than the one found on the authentic The North Face 1996 Nuptse jacket’s logo.

Step 5: Inspect the holographic tab near the wash tags

As for the fifth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake The North Face 1996 Nuptse jackets, we are now going to have a look at the real vs fake TNF jackets for their holographic tab placed near the wash tags.

Just as always, let’s first have a quick look at the reference fake vs real The North Face jacket image from below.

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In the image with the authentic vs replica The North Face 1996 jackets above, we have noticed how the fake jacket has its holographic label reflecting less light and colours than the authentic one.

If you look at the authentic jacket’s holographic label, you can observe how its colours are really bright, saturated, and generally more “alive” rather than the ones on the fake label.

How can I spot fake The North Face jackets in 60 seconds?

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. Below are the top 6 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real TNF TNF jacket.

  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 jacket. Mostly, teh fake jackets have their logo’s letters at the wrong thickness
  4. Brief the logo on teh 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 on your TNF jacket, as most of the fake jackets have their colours too little defined

Where can I get my The North Face jacket authenticated? The TNF jacket authentication service

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 David is the co-founder and CEO of Legit Check By Ch. Ch David is in charge of the Legit Check By Ch Library of real vs fake authentication guides, where hundreds (soon thousands!) of free guides on how to authenticate various items are published under his supervision.
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