Buying a Lacoste shirt on EBay or Alibaba can be a crap-shoot. By some estimates, 90% of the Lacoste items sold on EBay and other auction sites are fakes. So, here’s a quick guide to telling whether the Lacoste shirt you are about to buy is real or not:
1) Check the logo – most fakes have bad logos
2) Check the sizing – Lacoste uses numbers for sizing, not small, medium and large
3) Logo Alignment – The Lacoste Logo lines up with the second button of their polo shirts. Not the bottom of the placket.
For other tips, here are some videos and articles from the web on detecting fake Lacoste items: