How to Spot Fake Armani Leather Jackets

by Angela LaFollette ; Updated September 28, 2017

Spot a fake Armani leather jacket by inspecting it closely.

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Armani represents elegance. The high-end fashion maker has several lines and tailors to different markets. Armani clothing is expensive, and many counterfeit sellers try to make money by tricking consumers into buying fake Armani clothing like leather jackets. To ensure you don't buy a fake Armani leather jacket, expose yourself to the brand by examining photographs and the clothing at trusted retailers. If you ever doubt the leather jacket's authenticity, then ask the seller a lot of questions to make sure he is not selling you a fake.

Look for the words “RGA,” “A Collezioni” or “Reportage.” If the seller advertises a clothing line that says “RGA/Reportage,” then the leather jacket is not authentic. Armani never had a line of clothing with this name. These names will often appear on the tags of the leather jackets as well.

Inspect the price tag of the leather jacket. Armani jackets sell in the upper hundreds of dollars as of 2010. If the leather jacket has a price tag of anything in the lower hundreds and it does not have any cosmetic damage, then the jacket is likely a fake.

Examine the tag on the Armani leather jacket. Look at the stitches. They will never appear imperfect or crooked. The stitches will appear strong and perfect on real Armani leather jackets. The sewed tags will also be a smooth square, and will never have jagged edges.

Check out the label colors. Giorgio Armani Black Label clothes’ will have black labels with white letters. A Giorgio Armani Classico label will have a navy blue background with silver letters. The Giorgio Armani Collezioni label will appear white with black letters. Emporio Armani labels have a cream background color with black letters, or a black label with white letters.

Inspect the text on the labels. Authentic labels will have say “ARMANI” in all capital letters. The labels will also say, “Made in Italy.”

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Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.