How to tell if it's genuine?

(8 Posts)
RedWhiteAndBlur Sun 18-Nov-12 17:40:51

My ExH has bought DS an American Apparel hoodie from ebay, after much pestering. He got it for less than £20 (vgc), and they are £42 new. I am worried though that it is a fake, and that DS is going to wear it proudly to school tomorrow, and the other kids who have them (there are lots - it's one of those fads) will be able to tell and tease him. He has a few ishoos about this kind of thing because we are fairly skint and he doesn't get new and trendy stuff (ever lol!), so he wouldn't be able to shrug it off sad.

Can anyone who has got one tell me how you tell a genuine from a fake, or I don't think I will let him wear it tomorrow just in case it all goes horribly wrong...

RedWhiteAndBlur Sun 18-Nov-12 20:26:11

Anyone able to help? smile

RedWhiteAndBlur Sun 18-Nov-12 21:35:32

Boo, can no one advise me sad. Just want to know how I can tell if Ds's American Apparel hoodie is genuine or a fake smile

sashh Mon 26-Nov-12 04:43:54

Check the label? Take it to a shop and ask?

IceNoSlice Mon 26-Nov-12 05:15:23

Sorry, don't really know. But some ideas:
If it's a current style do they have the same ones on the official website? can you look at the branding on the website or official su

IceNoSlice Mon 26-Nov-12 05:15:39

Post too soon

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IceNoSlice Mon 26-Nov-12 05:19:23

Aargh! Fat fingers tonight. That is what a non sleeping 3mo does to you.

Basically, all I can suggest is looking on t'internet at 'real' ones and comparing. That's what I'd do. And, whilst I'm not into labels AT ALL, I do feel sorry for your DS as I remember how cruel kids can be about that kind of thing. At my school, you even had to bring in the right kind of carrier bag FFS.

Fairylea Mon 26-Nov-12 05:54:49

I would say used but vgc usually goes for around half rrp on eBay. So just sounds like you got a bargain! I'd let him wear it ... maybe tuck another jacket in a bag for him just in case it all goes wrong!

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