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Legit Check 101 Supreme: Box Logo Hoodies

The Supreme Box Logo (“BOGO”) Hoodie is one of the most iconic and sought Supreme pieces year in and year out.

Retailing for $148.00, if you’re lucky enough (errrrrrr….purchased a bot you shady ass sucka) to be able to snag one of these, you can easily flip them for 4 or 5 times the price.

Due to the limited supply and huge demand, scandalous mofos around the globe are taking advantage of Supreme noobs and OG’s alike, selling knock offs at inflated after market prices like they’re the real thing.

Moreover, the knock-offs are getting better and better, so if you don’t know what to look for or get sent fraudulent pictures, you may end up out a grand or so, wrapped in the fetal position, screaming “Why.”

If you just want the look, don’t care if it’s real, and can find a relatively legit looking knock off for a good price, then more power to you.

Unfortunately, most of us want the real thing.  Moreover, being exposed as someone wearing a knockoff could ruin the more sensitive and snowflake among us.  Those of us who couldn’t give two, three or five fucks probably wouldn’t even be wearing Supreme and are contently styling their 1990’s Thrasher Hoodie like a G, with no clue that it might be a grail.

With that in mind, we’re here to provide you with a basic checklist that should apply to any BOGO Hoodie within the past 10 years or < 2008 (Older BOGO’s have different rules altogether).

Fakes are getting better all the time, so one BOGO may pass several of these tests but fail the tag test.  If the BOGO fails any of these tests, it’s probably fake, and you should proceed with caution and seek further expertise.

If you have any reservations, we suggest posting pictures on a legit check forum like @fakecomparison (who was the progenitor of much of the knowledge in this article and other related articles and does free legit checks on his IG page); or safer still, just purchase through a legitimate aftermarket seller like Stock X (who acts as a broker between you and the seller and also confirms the authenticity of the kicks or clothes you buy) so you don’t have to worry.

BOGO Checklist

1 The Box Logo

The first thing to check is the box logo itself.  Do all the letters line up? Is the spacing between the letters identifiable and consistent? Is the space inside the ‘p’ and oval or a ‘D’? Is there a diamond pattern on the patch as opposed to horizontal lines? Any inconsistency in the box logo itself should raise a red flag.

A: The Box Logo The Ruler Test

Legit BOGO: If you look at the lettering on the Box Logo itself, you should be able to place a ruler under all of the letters and have them align.

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Fake BOGO: On this fake BOGO, the letters do not line up.  In many fakes, all of the letters except for the ‘e’ (which is slightly but noticeably raised by a few millimeters) line up.

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B: The Box Logo Lettering

Legit BOGO: A legit BOGO has recognizable space between every letter (even between the ‘r’ and ‘e’).  Also, the spacing is consistent (i.e. same between each letter).

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Fake BOGO: In a Fake BOGO the spacing isn’t uniform.  In this example, the spacing is completely inconsistent: the ‘r’ and ‘e’ are touching; the ‘S’ and ‘u’ are almost touching; same with the first ‘e’ and the ‘m’; the space between the ‘u’ and “p’ and the ‘p’ and ‘r’ look about right.  The spacing on the final ‘e’ is a little too close to the ‘m’.  Also, the final ‘e’ is raised (see ruler test above).

C: The Box Logo Oval inside of ‘p’

Legit BOGO:  A legit BOGO the open space inside the ‘p’ is an oval (egg shape).

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Fake BOGO:  In a Fake BOGO, the open space is cut off at the left side where the line to the ‘p’ meets the circle forming a “D” instead of an oval.

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D: The Box Logo Stitching

Legit BOGO: A legit BOGO’s stitching behind the ‘Supreme’ is very distinctive and is clearly a diamond or tight criss-cross pattern with no identifiable lines (horizontal or vertical).  It is also very clean looking.

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Fake BOGO: A Fake BOGO looks more like a standard patch with very distinguishable horizontal lines.

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The best way to check the logo is to ask for an inside-out picture of the hoodie logo like this (above).  Here, you can clearly see the diamond or criss-cross design.

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Fake BOGO: A Fake BOGO’s stitching from the back is either non-existent (above) or sloppy (below).  The picture above is what will give away most fakes.  Even some of the newer knock-offs whose stitching looks legit from the front will show their fake ass stripes with this sloppier stitch job from behind.

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2 Flat Draw Strings

All legit BOGO’s have flat drawstrings made out of same material as the hoodie.  Round drawstrings found in a standard hoodie are a sure sign the BOGO is fake.

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3 Neck Tags

A: Neck Tags Gap

Legit BOGO:  On a legit BOGO there should be about a two to three-millimeter gap (think the width of three to four credit cards put together) between the ‘Supreme’ tag and the smaller ‘MADE IN CANADA’ tag.  Sometimes the gap is smaller, but as a general rule, they should not touch and should at least be parallel to one another.

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Fake BOGO: If both tags are clearly overlapping the BOGO is fake.

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B: Neck Tags Tags Lined Up

On most legit BOGO’s, the bottom of the small ‘made in Canada’ tag should line up with the top of the lowercase letters forming ‘upreme.’  *Note this does not apply to all BOGO’s so if this is the only issue you see, with a BOGO, check further.

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C: Neck Tags Space

Red Space on Supreme Neck Tag: on a legit BOGO the red space between the lowercase letters (upreme) and the top of the tag should be about the width of your pinky, while the red space between the bottom of the ‘p’ and the bottom of the tag should be about four millimeters (or five credit cards stacked together).

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A fake BOGO has different spacing altogether.  This one has even red space between the top and bottom.

Moreover, the ‘Supreme’ itself is not clean at all (especially at the top of the letters which have a smudged look).

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D: Neck Tags Lettering on Neck Tag

The real tag should have the same lettering as the box logo itself.  Again, any inconsistencies should raise a red flag.

Here the real tag has distinct divots at the top of the ‘p’, ‘r’, and ‘m’, while the fake tag has no divots the at the top of the ‘p’, ‘r’, and ‘m’.  The fake tag’s ‘e’ is also cut off at the top.

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E: Neck Tags Wash Tag

On a legit BOGO, there is a single straight stitch line at the top of the tag.

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On this fake BOGO, the stitch is angled and not clean.

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Some wash tags are more obvious than others.   The ratted criss-cross stitch is a sure sign that the BOGO you’re looking to cop is fake.

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Here’s one with a slightly angled stitch, and another small line at the top of the tag.

Bogo Hoodie Legit Check 101 Wrap Up

This covers the basics of BOGO Hoodie legit check 101.

You can now impress your friends or be the douche who calls them out on their fake shit.

Since crooks never sleep, this is by no means exhaustive.

However, pay attention to the general rules and if there is something troubling you and your Spidey senses are tingling, even after you’ve gone through this checklist, jump on a forum or legit check page (on Facebook, Reddit, or Instagram), upload some pictures, and get expert help.

Finally, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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