Comparison of Real and Fake Bape Tags (Macro)
Comparison of Real and Fake Bape Tags (Macro)

Comparison of Real and Fake Bape Tags (Macro)

I tried to match them as best I could. From looking at other tag pictures my fake one isnt very good so I guess this is a worst case scenario. This is the only fake one I own however so cant check.

The biggest differences I see:

Main tag

  • The edge of the ape head is much more detailed on the retail than the fake.
  • Single stitched on the retail, double on the fake
  • Funnily enough the ® icons are more detailed on the fake than the retail
  • Seems like just mine but the outline has been printed out of place of the filled in areas

Brown Ape Tag

  • The stitching is more tightly packed on the retail, the fakes the white stitching behind is more visible
  • The retail is stitched on with just a single line of tread at the top

Gold Ape Tag

  • The tag materials itself is more yellow
  • The retail outline is more defined, the stitching is less bright
  • The retail head is placed slightly higher than the fake
  • The retail edge stitching is thicker
  • Unsure if this is because the two t-shirts are different but on the retail it says "Made in Japan" above on the back of the main tag and "Made in China" on the fake
Comparison of Real and Fake Bape Tags (Macro)
Comparison of Real and Fake Bape Tags (Macro)
Comparison of Real and Fake Bape Tags (Macro)
Comparison of Real and Fake Bape Tags (Macro)