With over 130 years of tailoring tradition behind it, the brand we all know and love as Lyle and Scott have burst out of Scotland to become one of the worlds best known men’s designer labels. Famous for its Lyle and Scott jumpers, polo shirts and now even pumps and jackets the demand for this brand has soared over the last few years as it has re-established itself at the forefront of men’s designer clothing.
However, with great popularity comes a temptation to imitate, and inevitably various websites have emerged selling fake Lyle and Scott jumpers that have tarnished the name of other legitimate online retailers. If you are looking to buy a Lyle and Scott online there are however a few tell tale signs that can help you spot if the shop and product is bogus.
Firstly, consider the price of the garment. Lyle and Scott have established a policy whereby they will not discount one particular style within a line without offering reduced rates on the whole line of products. Therefore put simply, if other stores and other lines within that season of Lyle and Scott clothing have not been reduced in price, there is a possibility that the product may be fake. Also, check out the legitimacy of a retailer by reading reviews of their products and services on independent men’s fashion blogs and websites. Checking out the official Lyle and Scott brand website may also help you identify licensed retailers both on the high street and online.
When checking if a Lyle and Scott jumper is real or fake you can also see some giveaway signs on the garment itself. If the famous golden eagle logo so synonymous with the brand’s vintage jumper range is not a separate and independently created piece that has then been stitched directly onto the jumper then the item is most likely fake. By taking the time to check the interior of the jumper you should be able to identify this easily enough (although you obviously cannot do this when buying online). Also, the quality of the material from which Lyle and Scott jumpers are made clearly should stand out from other cheap imitations, as the brand are famous for their use of quality materials in their men’s designer clothing.