Vetements Legit Check: Real VS Fake Tee (2024)

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

You might be here because:

  • You’ve got a Vetements tee
  • And you’re not sure if it’s real
  • So you want to verify it.

This ultimate Vetements t-shirt authentication guide will show you what to look for.

By the end of it, you’ll be a pro in legit checking Vetements tees.

How to spot a fake Vetements tee

To legit check Vetements t-shirts, first check the wash tags. Fake Vetements never have their inscription thin enough.

They’re often too thick in comparison to the original Vetements wash tags.

1. Wash tag

  • Authentic: The Vetements STAFF T-Shirt has clear and properly weighted text on its wash tag.
  • Fake: The replica’s wash tag text is noticeably thicker and bolder.

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Here’s what happens with the fake “VETEMENTS” text:

  1. “E” & “T” Spacing: The fake tee has a noticeable gap between the letters “E” and “T”.
    1. The authentic tee, however, has them closer together.
  2. First “T”: The bottom of the “T” on the fake is more curvy than on the authentic tee.
  3. “E”: The bottom leg of the letter “E” on the fake is too thin compared to the authentic.
  4. “M”: The fake’s “M” is noticeably thinner than its authentic counterpart.
  5. “N”: The bottom of the “N” on the fake tee is too thin.
  6. Second “T”: The fake’s letter “T” is too thin and curvy compared to the authentic tee’s “T”.

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. Reflectiveness

  • Authentic: The genuine Vetements STAFF Tee has a bright and superior 3M Reflectiveness.
  • Fake: The fake tee’s reflectiveness appears dull and of lower quality.

Shortlist: Check your Vetements tee

  1. Examine the wash tags on your Vetements STAFF Tee. Often, counterfeit versions display text that is either too thick or too thin.
  2. Evaluate the “VETEMENTS” print. Replicas typically feature text that’s too thin, with letters positioned too closely together.
  3. Assess the luminosity of the 3M logo on the back by turning off the lights. Fake Vetements T-Shirts often have a diminished glow quality.

If you don’t have enough time to go through the full guide, have a look at this list.

It sums up all 3 points in this Vetements real vs fake guide.

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  • Just provide us with clear photos of your Vetements STAFF T-Shirt.
  • We’ll respond within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Along with our findings, you’ll receive a detailed report explaining the reasons behind our verdict of its authenticity.

Thank you for trusting our guide on distinguishing genuine Vetements t-shirts from replicas!

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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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