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womens canada goose jacket You are stupid for posting this comment, -20 is cold for most of the world. Just because you probably stay in it and are used to the cold, doesn’t change it for the rest of the world
-20c is cold? That’s pussy weather, this winter we’ve seen -30c down to -47c with the wind factor… But having tried it, yes the coat kicks ass. Canada Goose is the one and only coat employees wear in the south pole research facilities.
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About 3 weeks ago, around February 1st of this year, 2015, a family member bought a ladies Montebello Parka. When I first saw it I thought it was a counterfeit. The material didn’t look crisp like mine. The material was noticeably different and of lesser quality. By the time I saw it, which was about 2 weeks after her receiving it, it was still wrinkled. Mine has never had a wrinkle, even after sitting for hours in a car. She has dogs. I have dogs. She had dog hair stuck to hers. Dog hair does not stick to mine.
Not believing it was a genuine Canada Goose, I ordered one for my husband and it arrived today. It now sits in a bag and will be returned. It is a Chateau Parka and of the same inferior quality. The lining is cheaper material and there are far less quilted squares to hold in the down as mine has. It is not counterfeit. It has the hologram. It has the detail of the maple leaves, etc on the patch. I can only think that the sale of the majority of Canada Goose back in late 2013 has something to do with the quality of the 2 coats I saw this month. You merely contact them and inform them that the waterproofing has faded, and they either send you a new one or replace with a similar model.
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north face Hello RFD’ers. Due to the popularity of Canada Goose during the fall/winter season, many of you may find yourself wanting to pick up a CG jacket. Finding a legit one may be a difficult task seeing as there are so many fakes out there. Nobody wants to be a fool, yet year after year I read stories of some chump losing their hard earned dollars on a fake jacket. Hopefully, this thread will help make sure that next chump isn’t you.
I hope for this to be the most comprehensive and accurate guide to authentic and counterfeit facts.
1. Identify if a jacket is legit or fake. Users may post below the pictures of the jackets. Forum members with knowledge will help out.
2. Reduce clutter in Fashion: Apparel section
3. Make aware new trends of Authenticity and security, design and detail. Also awareness of trends with fakes.
HOW TO TELL IF REAL black canada goose
1. PRICE Other than store membership discounts, you will rarely see CG go on sale in a store. It sells out every year. Maybe you found someone who bought it and needs to get rid of it.
Just like with real electronics online, a seller would list it for a reasonable price like at 80% of its retail value.
Tip: Watch out for the listing for new on sale for $250 or half price.
2. FUR The number one tell if a Canada Goose coat is real is the fur. In the history of fake CG jackets coming out of China, they have never used COYOTE FUR. It is simply too expensive and difficult to obtain in China. It is not cost effective for a fake product. CG pride themselves on using top of the line quality materials (*details on faux fur below).
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canada goose mens jacket Take a look at the entire fur. Does each strand look different? Or is the entire fur uniform and solid in white/cream? If it looks like the pic below chances are it is a fake. Note that there are special edition authentic CG that may use one solid color (**details on special editions below)
Fur too short? Not all animals are the same. Some grow longer fur, some grow shorter. This is not a way to decipher between authentic or not.
3. TAGS Keep yourself up to date with the latest tags. Ask the seller which year the model is, or when it was bought. Ask them if they still have the tags. CG kept the same tag design for years until 2006/7 or so, when they changed the shape. Since then, it has changed a few times, in size, design, color, print etc.
One thing that has NOT changed, are the counterfeit tags.
Real pre-2009 tags black canada goose , north face, canada goose jacket, canada goose uk
canada goose jackets Counterfeit tags use a large Canadian flag logo in red, “MADE IN CANADA” –> This is bs. 100% sure tell its fake. Notice the difference with above legit tags.
4-A. LOGO CG had an interior logo change a few years back, the same year they changed tag design. In fact, the design used to be an outline of a goose, with head and beak pointing in one direction on a black background. This logo is found on the back of the inner lining, and also on the front left-hand bottom pocket. This was changed recently to a circular logo, which is the patch design found on the outside of all CG coats.
goose coats Counterfeiters have long used the old logo design on the inner liner and front pocket. Basically, they have not updated the counterfeit design, yet.
On an authentic interior black logo, there is a website address that says “www.canada-goose.com”. Look carefully at the address. If it says “www.canada.goose” with both words separated by a dot, then it is fake.
canada goose coats Authentic outer badge located on arm. Some coats have the badge on left arm, some on right. Pay attention to detail. Authentic badges are high quality and usually do not have the loose thread unless damaged or used.
Tip: If a seller claims the jacket is brand new, yet with the old logo, it is 100% fake. If he claims it is used, bought years back, then it is possible it is authentic.
*edit* this rule may not apply to discontinued models, which could be left over from previous seasons unsold. Some official store sites may sometimes carry discontinued or unsold items with old logo.
5. ELASTIC CUFFS Older authentic models were made of cuffs and elastic on the bottom of the jacket that matched in color to the jacket’s color. For instance, if the jacket is red, the cuffs were red too. This matching design was changed to pure black elastic in about 2005, maybe even earlier. Again, a lot of fake models will use the older design of uniform color throughout the jacket. Basically, if someone claims the item is brand new, yet has non-black cuffs, it is fake. Period.
canada goose womens Is it possible it is real? Yes, absolutely. If the customer bought it a long time ago, and it is in used condition and tells you this up front, then give him the benefit of the doubt, and move on to the other tells in this guide.
6. Chilliwack, Expedition, other?
There are a lot of fakes being sold on ebay or fake sites such as the ones found on http://www.canada-goose.com/counterfeiting. From my experience, the only few faked models out there are the:
moncler Chilliwack – confirmed
Expedition – confirmed
Trillium – confirmed (First sighted October 2011) – MORE INFO ON PAGE 6. I GIVE SOME FURTHER DETAILS ON FAKE TRILLIUMS.
Notice the orange tinge. Notice the fake tag that has the slightly different graphic. This is the main fake that is being sold right now. Comes with fake HUGE LOGO BAG to pressure you into thinking its real must be legit.
1. Fake tag. Its smaller than the real tags by 25%. Also, the graphic is slightly different from a real tag these days…
2. The fur is fake. They are using fur that is close to the coyote but it is not… check the fur it is like orange tinge if you notice.
3. It is not shown here, but most fakes now come with a “CG Garment Bag” 100% fake.
Snow mantra – possible
I have yet to see other fake models out there.
canada goose coat The reason why is because the other models do not sell as well. However, I am almost certain we will see other models faked very soon.
*Faux fur, or Rabbit fur, or other alternative furs are used in China counterfeits. However, there was an official faux fur edition Canada Goose sold exclusively at ROOTS for a short period back pre-2005. Faux fur is often uniform in colors, such as in the example picture above, pure white or cream color. It is a bit rough, not as smooth as coyote fur.
canada goose mens – There are several special or limited editions of CG coats, such as the Arctic Fox Edition that featured a pure white, uniform color fur from Arctic Fox. The fur is soft and smooth, and only a limited production making it an expensive jacket that won’t be sold for less than MSRP even if used. Other special editions include Concepts with Wolverine fur and OVO with black fur.
At Boston University, the duck may be the new goose.
Canada Goose, a brand of extreme weather outerwear, has rapidly gained popularity within the past year, despite the brand’s high prices. The most commonly seen Canada Goose parkas range from around $600 to $1,200. With a price tag that high, in Cody Lewis’s eyes, owning a Canada Goose jacket is just as much a statement of privilege as it is a way to keep warm.
canada goose parka Now Lewis, a junior in the College of Fine Arts, has created a way to attain the coveted Canada Goose look for much, much less.
“[Canada Goose parkas] are the fancy, rich jackets that nobody can get,” Lewis said. “Every time I noticed one, I’d be like, ‘Oh, you got a lot of money.’”
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“The patch is on the left shoulder, and I [was] on the right side of the street … and all I [saw were] bright red, white and blue patches,” Lewis said.
This made Lewis want not a Canada Goose jacket, but his own patch to put on his regular jacket as a joke. However, he couldn’t find any patches, so Lewis decided to make his own, coined America Duck.
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canada goose jacket As of Tuesday, Lewis estimated that he is sending out approximately 40 to 50 patches, both sew-on and iron-on, to 43 backers. Lyndsey King, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, hasn’t bought in, but still thinks the jackets in question are both too expensive and unnecessary.
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King said what makes the campaign so funny is Canada Goose’s popularity, despite its inflated price.
“It calls attention to something that seems honestly pretty crazy in a humorous way,” King said.
However, Lewis said his intention was not to create a business selling patches. The goal was to make something he wanted for himself and possibly share a few along the way.
“Through Kickstarter, nobody is buying [the patches],” Lewis said. “They’re giving money to fund me… People are pledging [money] to me, and I’m giving the patches. I don’t want to start selling them.”
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Suggested by a Kickstarter backer, any pledge of $40 or more will now donate a winter coat and a patch to a Boston homeless shelter. Supporters can pledge money directly toward jackets, and any remaining money from a pledge will automatically go toward the cause.
This portion of the campaign, Lewis said, provides a way to give brand exclusivity to everybody, not just the wealthy.
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