True Religion Mens Jeans are some of the finest designer jeans to ever have graced the fashion world. They are made with very high quality denim, feature very interesting cuts and washes, and the level of detail and attention paid by the designers to the stitching has almost no rival. It is very easy to see why True Religion Jeans have become so popular and sought after – not just in America but all across the World.
The problem that True Religion faces is because the jeans are so popular and will usually carry a premium-rate price tag, criminals and organised crime gangs both domestic and foreign have a large financial incentive to show disdain towards the True Religion designers and genuine customers by copying the style of the jeans, reproducing a poor imitation of them and then selling these substandard products as authentic true religion products.
For people who are familiar with real True Religion clothing, it is very easy to spot fakes as the counterfeiters are prone to making mistakes when copying the finer details of the clothing. However, if a person has not seen a genuine article before, but they see a fake pair at a really good price they may not realise that it is counterfeit as they would not be used to the quality.
Luckily, criminals can be quite sloppy when creating counterfeits of articles of very detailed clothing. Owing to the consistent, high-quality finishes and details in the average pair of True Religion Mens Jeans, it is usually a simple task to determine the general authenticity of the item. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with these details, have a read through the following points as these attempts t explain them to you. Remember, above all else, if you ever have a ‘bad feeling’ about a seller, or your gut instincts warn you away from a particular item, ‘Leave it Alone!’
1)Back Pocket Flaps. The flaps on the rear of the pockets on these jeans are very particular and defined. The centre of the flap creates a very proud ‘V’ shape which then symmetrically curves back round on itself. The apex of the V lies directly above the valley point of the horse-shoe stitch and directly below the button-fastener of the pocket’s pouch.
2)Horse-shoe Stitch. This iconic stitch design has been with the brand since its beginning. The overall design of the horse-shoe is usually comprised of several independent threads, often of multiple colours, all of which follow the same loose pattern, although not identically. The important thing to look for here is that the overall stitching is symmetrical, lines up with the V and the button-fastener, and is definitely stitched and not printed.
3)Outline Stitch. The outline stitch of True Religion is very characteristic of the brand’s image. It really epitomises the detailing for which True Religion is adored for. The stitch follows the outline of all the seams, pockets, flaps and other fabric joints. The stitch is almost always doubled, usually a centimetre or two apart. The colour is the same throughout the garment and is very consistent in style and quality. If these are printed, have different colours or have inconsistent spacing then they are almost certainly counterfeit and not worth your time.
4)Inside Seams. The Stitching on the inside seams is a very bold and blazon over-lock stitch that is in the same colour as the detail stitch on the exterior of the jeans. They are very neat, visible and stand proud as part of the garment. Counterfeit items do not pay attention to this, and so the inside stitch is often very difficult to even find. The cuts around the sewing will be uneven, messy and rather crude. The colour will not inspire much admiration, embracing a cold, uninviting appearance in a fake item.
5)Inside Label. Older fakes will follow the same pattern with the inside label, although newer counterfeits ‘fix’ this. The inside tag should be very clearly printed; have the letters TRBJ stitched into the bottom in a tiny print; have the words ‘made in USA’ printed below ‘brand jeans’ and finally have the words ‘BRAND JEANS’ printed below ‘True Religion’. On older counterfeits the ‘J’ from ‘BRAND JEANS’ would often sit below the natural line of the rest of the phrase. On the genuine jeans (and some newer fakes) the J sits perfectly in line. On all of the print work, also take care to ensure that none of the wording appears smudged or distorted in any way. Genuine jeans are printed flawlessly.
It’s important to remember that the only way to guarantee that you receive the genuine True Religion Jeans is to ensure that you buy them new from an authorised, well-respected retailer. Outlets like eBay and Flea Markets are almost certain to be fake or imitation or otherwise substandard reproductions of the real thing. Take a look at the other brands the retailer is selling; are they selling True Religion alongside other high-end premium denims, or are they alongside discount brands? If it’s discount brands, the True Religions are probably not real.
Pay close attention to the neighbourhood the store is located in too. If it’s some backstreet down-market area, chances are that the True Religion brand would not allow their items to be sold there. If you’re shopping in an up-market busy metropolitan retail sector, it’s more likely that they are real.
Above all else, when looking for to buy True Religion, take heed of your gut feelings. If something just doesn’t feel right to you, then do not hand your cash over. If the item is not real, not only will you have lost a fair bit of money, you’ll also be left with a bad quality denim and the feeling that you’ll have sponsored a criminal enterprise.