Fake adidas clothing can be found all over the Internet but in no way does that make it right. I was recently searching the web trying to discover a vintage adidas gem when I came across what looked like a fake adidas jacket. This made me so angry that people can blatantly try to pass off fake goods as genuine so I decided to write this post.
One thing I know from having an interest in genuine vintage adidas is that adidas does not skimp on quality. That’s why items can be worn for years after they were made. It is this quality that differentiates genuine adidas from the counterfeit.
Take the jacket in question as an example. Now I have no way of knowing for certain if this jacket is a fake without buying it and taking a closer look but there is no way I’m going to give the seller that satisfaction. So my disclaimer is that I don’t know for definite but I will point out the reason I believe this jacket is a fake.
First of all let’s take a look at the label. The stitching connecting the label looks like it has been attached by a child during their first sewing lesson. The quality is definitely not what we expect from authentic adidas clothing.
Then there is the actual label design itself. I have been buying and selling vintage adidas clothing for many years and I certainly don’t recognise this style of label on any adidas products from any decade. It looks amateur and unless I am mistaken there shouldn’t be an ® above both the text and the trefoil. It will usually only be found above the adidas text.
Finally I just want to mention the jacket. Although it’s difficult to tell without touching, the material doesn’t seem like a traditional adidas material. Also the way that the jacket hangs looks extremely mis-shaped. What about the colour? Have adidas produced jackets of this colour? I think not!
I would like to know your thoughts. Am I onto something here? Does the seller even realise?