How to distinguish branded jeans from a surrogate?
Deciding to buy jeans, do not rush to grab the first available. It is better to carefully measure a few pairs. And you will see that your work is not in vain.
The main thing is to have a suit sitting … Take jeans a little “naked”, both at the waist and at length. After washing, they will slightly sit down and will be as poured. Also, do not forget to carefully check the authenticity of the pants. 90% of the jeans market is provided by Levis, Wrangler and Lee. But this is “theirs.”
Our market is flooded with Turkish, Chinese and domestic copies. And well, if the goods coming from distant countries – “firm”, that is, fabric, thread, cut – are all similar to “real” jeans, and the manufacturer is really responsible for quality. Worse – if it is a cheap fake from low-quality materials. First of all, check the accessories – buttons, rivets, “lightning”. They should be stamped with the name of the company and the designation YKK (and no other).
Accessories for branded jeans are made of metal, no plastic. The zipper should be with two clamps, only on classic jeans “Levis 501” clasp on five buttons. Your next move is to check the seams. On jeans there should not be breaks and puffs of threads, warps, curved lines.
Ideally, the rivets on the jeans should be in the crosshairs of seams, but that’s what makes it ideal, which is not always achievable even with branded jeans. The label (label) should be made of leather and evenly stitched around the perimeter (for fakes, the label is often made of fabric or leatherette). The inscriptions on the fittings and the label must match each other. On the inner tag must be information about the product: the method of care, size, code of ten digits. “Real” firms spare no effort to make the label look decent, they use high-quality printing, unlike photocopied fakes. Classic denim two-color – on the outside it is blue, on the inside – almost white. True, now there is a denim fabric, the same on both sides. Anyway, the color range of fabrics has expanded – there are black jeans and jeans the color of an unbleached linen, purple, pink and even orange.
If you buy plain jeans, and not “varenka”, then pay attention to the distribution of paint: the fabric should be evenly colored. Fabric can have interlacing “diagonal” and “fir-tree”. The fabric in the “herringbone” is pulled out less on the knees. The fabric should not be puffs and irregularities. Turn the jeans inside out and look at the outer side seam. If a red thread is laid along the edge of the fabric, it means that you purchased the original, not a copy. Fold the jeans at the seams, if the leg frowning, then you are dealing with handicraft work. Each jeans brand has its own logo.
It should be stitched on pockets. In Lee, these are the letters S, horizontally inverted and symbolizing the horns of a bison. The Wrangler is the initial letters of the company name – W. And, finally, the price. It should not be too low. Anything less than $ 10 is a cheap fake. “Firm” costs at least $ 50, couture – from $ 200. Joke of the cowboy Joe in the prairies, suddenly his inner voice says to him: – Bend to the right.
Joe ducked, an arrow whistling through his ear. – Bend down to the left. Joe bent down, tomahawk buzzing in his ear. – Stop, get off your horse and wear jeans.
Joe listened, stopped, tears, threw off his jeans and got a shot in the ass.
Inner voice: – Nothing, Joe, heal. But jeans are intact.