CDG Play Polo Shirt
This is not a review, this is simply a comparison between the retail CDG Polo vs the aliexpress version. I ordered a size M from Nordstrom, since I wanted to compare it to the size L I had ordered from aliexpress.
The package: Package is identical to the retail, just a clear plastic bag with the words Play Comme des Garcons printed at the bottom.
The shirt: The material of both shirts seems to be 100% cotton, I wold say they are identical in this aspect. The color on the rep is a bit more faded, but this has already been washed a couple of times.
Size tags: On the retail version the tags are much bigger, and the words are printed on a bolder font than the ones from ali, but they are both made of the exact same material.
The buttons: The quality of the buttons is completely different. The retail shirt has buttons that are made with mother of pearl, where the one from Ali has white plastic buttons. Not a dead giveaway since you really have to have both of them side to side to even notice the difference. The buttons are held together with the exact same stitching (vertically parallel) but as you can see from the pictures, the rep buttons are getting loose and the top one is about to fall off.
Care Tags: Once again, the size of the retail tag is bigger, font is different and the retail one has an extra button attached to it. The instructions are a bit different, and they are attached to the shirt differently, guess it only matters if you are trying to remove the tags...
The Logo: As you can tell, they are attached very differently, the rep you can actually see the shape of the heart while the shirt is inside out, while on the retail it is stitched on to it more professionally. The size of the heart on the retail is a bit bigger than the one on the rep, the color is also a little different, and as you can see, the pupils on the retail do not bleed into the heart itself. The shape of the retail heart is a bit more round than that of the rep.
The fit: They fit almost exactly the same, with the exception of the sleeve. The sleeves on the rep are a bit longer and fit very loose compared to the retail one. The length on the rep is actually around 1/2 inch longer than the retail version, both of them have the longer tail btw.