How do I tell if a men's Burberry coat is real?

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A men's Burberry coat is a significant style statement. It is also a much coveted designer item with an illegal mass counterfeit industry. While some have no issue with buying from the black market, there are those who unknowingly purchase a fake. From afar, an imitation men's Burberry coat may look like the real thing. There are some simple steps you can take to double-check its authenticity on closer inspection.

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Get acquainted

This is a label with sleek silhouettes and sophisticated details. In addition to its infamous trench coat, there is also a significant range of coats too. So, educate yourself by checking out Burberry's full catalogue on its website or alternatively, visit a local Burberry retailer to see the range in the flesh.

Look for official tags

There should be a certificate of authenticity, a serial number and also a cloth hang tag. Without them, there is no proof your coat is real. The certificate features the signature Burberry check, while the tag will be clearly fastened with extra thick yarn and feature the Burberry logo.

Understand fabrication

As a renowned luxury retailer, Burberry uses the finest of fabrics. A coat is made of fine silk, wool, leather or cotton. So, it should feel silky smooth to touch, not rough and corse. If in doubt, double check the material label, which will tell you the fabric composition and also confirm it is made in Italy.

Investigate finer details

Not only should Burberry's signature check pattern feature somewhere on the garment, it should be symmetrical and line up neatly, as with any labels, to the seams. Buttons should be embossed with the Burberry logo and securely sewn on with thick thread. With Burberry's exquisite craftsmanship, the stitching throughout the coat should be immaculate. Naturally, Burberry should be correctly spelled.

Be wary

If the price seems too good to be true, that's probably because it is. A brand new Burberry coat comes with a significant price tag starting at around £600 into the thousands. While second-hand purchases will obviously be cheaper, remember to benchmark the price against the going rate.

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