Originally Posted by ZATHANSRULE
I agree. I dont take the "microstitchers" too seriously. A lot of them dont realize that there are variances between jeans. I stronly believe that the only method that works is the eyeball method and the whole microstitching thing will make a lot of people fall flat on their face.
I agree that there is variation from jean to jean. Jeans made at different times etc. But from my own personal observations, there is an obvious difference between what I would call a 'good' fake diesel (eg: it looks very much like the real thing, like what denimkingdom sells) and a real diesel jean. The 'good' fakes ALWAYS lack/have the wrong kind of little metal strip at the bottom of the indian head tag. 'Bad' fake diesels will have obvious flaws just from an outer examination (eg: tags on the outside dont match physical characteristics, etc). Have a look at this:
that tag is from a pair of diesels which I purchased from ebay which ended up being fake.
that tag is from a diesel jean I got from the flagship store on 14th street. I have found, over and over, that jeans which I examine on the outside and determine to have attributes of fakes invariably either lack this tag altogether, or have the first type as above. This is based on looking at the jeans at dozens of stores and buying about a dozen fakes on ebay (before I got wise on how to spot them). You can discredit/question my methodology if you want, and I will concede your point that the situation may change with regard to bootleggers gettin better or diesel changing their methodology... But, to me, this particular method is VERY useful. Here's why I think so:
People who are unable to go to a store which sells diesels are going to resort to ebay. On ebay, you cannot tell what the look is, except from photos given by the lister. Listers use innacurate or stock photos often and so that is not always an accurate method. Asking the seller to provide you with a photo of this tag is a way to check authenticity in situations where you cannot physically examine the jeans.
For the TIME BEING, I have found it to be safe to say that if the jeans have the little strip at the bottom with the letters intact then the jeans are authentic. Again, this may change, and I agree its an imperfect method, but in my experience it almost always works.