Hilfiger classics such as polo shirts or sweaters are repeatedly counterfeited and touted as Original Hilfiger products. Here are some great tips on how to tell fake v genuine Hilfiger clothing.
Fake v genuine Hilfiger: the signs
LOGO IN THE CHEST AREA
The famous white, red, blue Tommy Hilfiger logo in many cases already gives an indication whether it is an original product or a fake. The logo initially consists of a white and red rectangle, which are bordered with blue bars from the top and bottom. Since the arrangement plays a big role, always make sure that the white rectangle is on the left and the red rectangle is on the right. While in the case of counterfeits the logo is often misarranged, completely uncleanly processed or sometimes even skewed, quality is paramount in Original Hilfiger products. That’s why it’s always extremely cleanly processed and very finely embroidered, standing-off threads or crooked seams are definitely a no-go.
An important feature of many Hilfiger shirts and sweaters is the characteristic three-sided triangle. It is located inside, where usually the labels are attached with the label and the indication of size. The label with logo as well as the size indication are usually attached on the sewn-in triangle. In most cases, the label is located with the logo above the size, depending on the product, the triangle may still be marked with another lettering, for example the material. However, you should definitely take a closer look at the label with the logo. As with many fake products and cheap articles, the fabric of the label is often unpleasant to wear, sharp-edged and scratchy. The original Hilfiger label, on the other hand, is pleasantly soft to wear and the corners are by no means sharp-edged.
Usually, textiles are always labelled inside, indicating the care, material or origin. Although this label is of course not visible when wearing, the label also pays attention to clean workmanship and a high wearing comfort. Unpleasant, mostly shiny fabric and an unclean print of the text are a clear indication that it is a forgery.
ORIGINAL HILFIGER MATERIAL & WORKMANSHIP
In addition to the numerous labels, the workmanship and material of the shirt can of course also provide information about the original or fake. A glance into the interior of the product often reveals skewed or uncleanly processed seams and standing threads in just a few seconds. Also, test, if possible, the wearing comfort of the product. Does the fabric or material feel pleasant on the skin or it seems rather cheap and unpleasant to wear. If the latter is the case, you should rather leave your fingers out.