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TopFH
10-18-2011, 06:01 PM
I have a friend that sells soccer shirts for $50 a piece. The few that I've seen and touched are of really good quality, but some friends who bought them say they're really good copies. I'm no stranger to soccer shirts, as I own over 40 different original (as in bought at the team's store) shirts and jackets. Any tips?

r2473
10-18-2011, 06:53 PM
Hot Tip: If you buy it at the team's store, you can be pretty sure it's original.

TopFH
10-18-2011, 07:36 PM
Hot Tip: If you buy it at the team's store, you can be pretty sure it's original.

I'm not buying at the store. As I previously mentioned, I have a friend who sells them, not the store.

angharad
10-18-2011, 07:46 PM
Usually stitching and detailing are the telltale signs. If the stitching looks unprofessional or cheaply done, or the details seem "off", it's likely a copy.

r2473
10-18-2011, 08:45 PM
If the team's name is misspelled, that could indicate a problem

TopFH
10-18-2011, 09:05 PM
Well, I made a search and found that Real Madrid's CL shirt (red one) is made in Vietnam. If the shirt does not come from Vietnam, I will not buy it.

OTMPut
10-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Well, I made a search and found that Real Madrid's CL shirt (red one) is made in Vietnam. If the shirt does not come from Vietnam, I will not buy it.

How would you know?
Chinese can easily make a "made in vietnam" tag.

ollinger
10-19-2011, 04:54 AM
Have you considered asking your "friend" where he gets them?? Shouldn't be terribly difficult to trace this back, if it matters so much to you.

dennis10is
10-19-2011, 05:55 AM
I have a friend that sells soccer shirts for $50 a piece. The few that I've seen and touched are of really good quality, but some friends who bought them say they're really good copies. I'm no stranger to soccer shirts, as I own over 40 different original (as in bought at the team's store) shirts and jackets. Any tips?

Look at the label. If it says Made in China or some Asian country, it is legit. If it says Made in USA, it is counterfeit.

hollywood9826
10-19-2011, 09:23 AM
Whats the retail price on said shirt? if its more than double then its fake.

TopFH
10-23-2011, 10:39 AM
Whats the retail price on said shirt? if its more than double then its fake.

The retail price at soccer.com is $75. My friend has them for $55.

hollywood9826
10-23-2011, 12:15 PM
The retail price at soccer.com is $75. My friend has them for $55.

Well thats a respectable price. If he was sellin them for 20 bucks then you would know they are fake.

Still might be though.

TopFH
11-15-2011, 07:44 PM
Saw them today, and they are real 100%.

Feņa14
11-16-2011, 12:48 AM
Just make sure it's a Chelsea one you buy, you can't go wrong :)

chrischris
11-17-2011, 10:40 AM
Why is it a big deal if its a fake and noone knows it is but you?

ollinger
11-17-2011, 10:44 AM
When I see someone wearing a Rolex, I'll ask to see it close up, point to a little something or other on the dial and say "this is how you can spot the fakes, they all have this little thing on the dial." Drives them crazy!

chrischris
11-17-2011, 10:47 AM
When I see someone wearing a Rolex, I'll ask to see it close up, point to a little something or other on the dial and say "this is how you can spot the fakes, they all have this little thing on the dial." Drives them crazy!

Ok, seems a great way to make friends. keep it up.