How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt

How can you tell if the Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirt that you are about to buy online is fake? Follow these 11 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase.

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How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt
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Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirts feature a branded collar label. Check for errors in spelling, that font shape, size and spacing are consistent with the official Polo by Ralph Lauren logo.

Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirts feature a branded collar label. Check for errors in spelling, that font shape, size and spacing are consistent with the official Polo by Ralph Lauren logo.

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The reverse of a collar label on a Polo by Ralph Lauren polo features a difficult to copy thread.

The reverse of a collar label on a Polo by Ralph Lauren polo features a difficult to copy thread.

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A Polo by Ralph Lauren polo features a size label usually to the right side of the main collar label.

A Polo by Ralph Lauren polo features a size label usually to the right side of the main collar label.

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Check the Ralph Lauren Polo player logo very carefully. The rider is identifiable from the horse, and the horses reins, tail and ears are all visible.

Check the Ralph Lauren Polo player logo very carefully. The rider is identifiable from the horse, and the horses reins, tail and ears are all visible.

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The Ralph Lauren Polo player logo is positioned perfectly upright with a very clean finish. Logo sizes vary with styles.

The Ralph Lauren Polo player logo is positioned perfectly upright with a very clean finish. Logo sizes vary with styles.

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The back of the Polo by Ralph Lauren polo logo should be neatly stitched and finished. There should not be any ink or excessive loose ends. Some loose ends may occur however.

The back of the Polo by Ralph Lauren polo logo should be neatly stitched and finished. There should not be any ink or excessive loose ends. Some loose ends may occur however.

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Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirts traditionally only feature 2 buttons. They are opaque pearl and cross-stitched. Other Ralph Lauren shirt styles will differ from this format.

Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirts traditionally only feature 2 buttons. They are opaque pearl and cross-stitched. Other Ralph Lauren shirt styles will differ from this format.

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Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirts feature very neatly stitched and finished button holes.

Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirts feature very neatly stitched and finished button holes.

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Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirts feature a variety of care labels. All labels though will have evenly spaced copy, will feature a registered trademark R, and be stitched neatly to the shirt.

Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirts feature a variety of care labels. All labels though will have evenly spaced copy, will feature a registered trademark R, and be stitched neatly to the shirt.

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The inside of the care label will again have evenly spaced copy and be neatly finished.

The inside of the care label will again have evenly spaced copy and be neatly finished.

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The hem of a Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirt should be straight, evenly and neatly stitched, with the back slightly longer than the front.

The hem of a Polo by Ralph Lauren polo shirt should be straight, evenly and neatly stitched, with the back slightly longer than the front.

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