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How to Spot Fake 7 for All Mankind Jeans

Following the huge 7 For All Mankind sale a few weeks ago, we’ve been receiving a lot of emails from readers who want to know how to spot fake versions of these designer jeans. And so we spent the last 3 days collecting information and official pictures of authentic Seven jeans in order to show you what details to look for and what red flags to avoid.

We will skip the obvious—by now you probably know that poor stitching and cheap fabrics indicate fakeness. Very good counterfeiters are able to copy designer jeans almost flawlessly, so don’t make the mistake of relying on first impressions alone. Look closer.

1. Inspect the back of the rivets.

The back portion of all the rivets used in authentic Seven jeans bear the "7" stamp. Reconsider buying the jeans if this detail is missing.

Rivets On Authentic 7 For All Mankind Jeans

2. Check if the zipper pulls say ‘YKK.’

Real 7 For All Mankind jeans use YKK zippers. Some fakes use plain, non-branded zipper pulls.

3. Check the inseam. 

All Sevens jeans feature double-locked inseams. This is perhaps the biggest indication of the high level of quality provided by this designer denim brand. The double locked inseam runs all the way down both pant legs. Counterfeiters find it very difficult to copy this signature double locked inseam because it is expensive to execute. If the jeans don’t have double locked inseams, they are probably fake.

4. Inspect the tags.

Newer 7 For All Mankind styles have two tags, but older styles (even those you might find on Nordstrom’s sale rack) may have more. But some things never change:

- The inside label always lists the cut and style of the jeans. Fake Seven jeans often have these details on a tag hanging on the outside (like a price tag).

- The paper tag should look weathered and dull look. On a copy, new glossy paper is often used.

How to Avoid Fakes

The best way to avoid unwittingly buying fake designer jeans is to shop only from reputable retailers or from the boutique itself.

Of course, this isn’t always realistic. If you find the full price of $150 too steep, your best option is to wait for the big sale. Sign up as a member of Be sure to check ‘7 For All Mankind’ in your list of favorite designers. Once we see these jeans on sale, we'll send you an alert.

Rest assured that all the designer jeans we feature here are 100% authentic and sold by licensed retailers like (by Neiman Marcus) and Zappos. They are usually marked 40% off—which means you only pay $90 instead of $150. Now that’s a good deal for authentic designer denim.

Are you doubting the authenticity of your jeans? Compare its details to the details shown in these pictures of authentic 7 For All Mankind jeans:

Spot Fake 7 For All Mankind Jeans
Authentic Seven Jeans
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Authentic 7 Jeans For All Mankind
Published June 18, 2014 by Carine Ferguson
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