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How to Spot Counterfeit Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger began producing high-end products in 1985. The company is known for its line of clothing, accessories, home goods and shoes. Its well-known "Tommy" jeans are worn by men, women and children of all ages. Tommy Hilfiger is sold and copied across the world, so knowing how to spot a fake ensures that your money is spent on the real thing.

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  1. Examine the logo of any Tommy Hilfiger product, including the clothing, fragrances, home goods or shoes. The official Tommy Hilfiger logo is made of two navy blue bars that are on top and bottom of two blocks of colour, white on the left and red on the right. A fake piece of Tommy Hilfiger gear may feature a variation on this original, but will not be the same.

  2. Examine the spelling of the name "Tommy Hilfiger." Many fakes have the name misspelled, which is a clear indication that it is not an authentic piece of Tommy Hilfiger merchandise.

  3. Feel the fabric used to construct the clothing. The Tommy brand uses high-quality materials, such as cotton, wool and khaki. Fake Tommy Hilfiger will feel cheap or constructed from synthetic, inferior fabrics.

  4. Look at the stitching, including the buttons of the clothing. The stitching of many fake Tommy Hilfiger garments will be loose in several areas and may even be starting to unravel. These are signs of the inferior manufacturing of inauthentic pieces.

  5. Inspect the area under the Tommy Hilfiger label. The majority of Tommy garments have a triangle of fabric sewn under the label. If the triangle is not there, chances are it is a fake.

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About the Author

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.

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