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How to tell fake or genuine Tom Ford glasses

fake or genuine Tom Ford sunglasses

What are the best ways to tell fake or genuine Tom Ford glasses? Our illustrated guide gives you the clues to look for so you can avoid counterfeits.

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Former Gucci designer Tom Ford designs very special glassescollections. Tom Ford sunglasses are characterized by a luxurious, cool and glamorous design. The sunglasses collection offers full-rim and half-rim models as well as frames made of different materials such as plastic, metal and leather. 

The models Jennifer FT 0008, Whitney FT 0009 or Raquel FT 0076 are particularly well known. Tom Ford offers customers a colorful selection of classic, exclusive and trendy sunglasses.

Best ways to tell fake or genuine Tom Ford glasses

Tom Ford engraving on the lens

The lettering “Tom Ford” is visible on the left lens of every Tom Ford glasses. It is engraved into the lens from the outside and can be felt when you move your fingernail over it. The lettering is very fine but clearly legible. If “Tom Ford” is only indistinctly or very blurred, this indicates a fake.

fake or genuine Tom Ford sunglasses

Engraved sunglasses in the glass

Serial number on the arm of the Tom Ford glasses

Each pair of Tom Ford glasses is identified by a serial number. The serial number can be found on the inside of the temple. It is very small and difficult to see. This number is not printed but etched or engraved and you can feel it with your fingernail. (Do not confuse with the model number or the color code that is only printed with color). The serial number has 9 digits and usually starts with LPxxxxxxx. If the serial number is missing, it is a plagiarism.

fake or genuine Tom Ford sunglasses

Sunglasses with serial number in the temple.

Metal insert in the arm of the Tom Ford glasses

With Tom Ford glasses, a metal plate with the “Tom Ford” lettering is embedded deep into the plastic at the end of the temple of the sunglasses. With the Jennifer model, it is visible on both sides of the bracket. With other models only from one side of the bracket. You can feel the logo. In the case of counterfeits, this security feature is missing or is only printed or glued.

Metal insert in the arm

Tom Ford glassesnose pad

With Tom Ford glasses with metal frames, the nose pads are made of clear plastic. In the case of original glasses, the letters “TF” are embedded in the pad (pad) or partially printed on the plastic. The “TF” shimmers in gold when you hold it in the light.
 

Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion, health and beauty writer from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.