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Fashion Authentication & Identification Guides
HOW TO DATE VINTAGE CLOTHING
As the resale market grows, the ability to date vintage & luxury clothing becomes more important. Learn how to date vintage clothing with our step-by-step guide.
UNCOVERING LONDON'S TOP 5 THRIFT STORES FOR RARE LUXURY: THE HIDDEN GEMS
At TRUSS, we show you the places that are seldom talked about. The best luxury thrift stores in London for their curation & prices.
HOW TO IDENTIFY ISSEY MIYAKE
For Issey Miyake, there are several methods that can be used to accurately identify and authenticate an item including serial codes and neck tags.
STONE ISLAND ART NUMBER CHECKER
The quickest way to find out what year and season your Stone Island was made with TRUSS' Art Number Checker.
HOW TO IDENTIFY ARC'TERYX
To Identify Arc’teryx is simple. Post 2017 items have the season, year, model number and garment title all on the “care tag”.
YOUR GUIDE TO DIOR HOMME SNEAKERS
Here is our guide to Dior Homme’s most coveted sneakers, from Dior Homme GATs to Stompers.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MAISON MARGIELA SHOES: HISTORY, STYLES, AND MORE
The House of Maison Margiela is known for its avant-garde approach to fashion. An integral ingredient are Maison Margiela shoes.
YOUR GUIDE TO BALENCIAGA SHOES AND SNEAKERS
Balenciaga boasts an extensive list of coveted footwear, from the cutting edge to the wonderfully - at times confusingly- absurd and borderline unwearable. Here are our top picks from the Truss Archive, with a season-by-season breakdown of Balenciaga’s best men's footwear.
IDENTIFY AND AUTHENTICATE SUPREME
Before even thinking about authenticating Supreme, you should first find references for the exact item in question. This is the only way to legit check Supreme properly.
IDENTIFY AND AUTHENTICATE PRADA SPORT
For Prada Sport, there are several methods that can be used to accurately identify and authenticate an item including serial codes and SVG tags. Truss walks you through the process.
HOW TO SPOT FAKE STONE ISLAND: BADGES, BUTTONS CERTI LOGO & MORE
How to spot a fake Stone Island using the Certi-Logo. Real vs. fake Stone Island Badges. Finding and spotting fake Stone Island online.
HOW TO IDENTIFY AND AUTHENTICATE RICK OWENS
In this guide, we detail the product code system of the Rick Owens brand and highlight some helpful reference points so that you can ensure your Rick Owens grails are genuine. By referencing Rick Owens serial codes, one can use online resources to discover and reference the exact item online.
HOW TO IDENTIFY MAISON MARGIELA
What do the Maison Margiela numbers mean and how to use the tag to identify the date of release.
HOW TO IDENTIFY NIKE CLOTHING
Nike have released different tag and label stylings over the years which tell you the date of release. Discover Nike's tag and logo history here.
HOW TO IDENTIFY PATAGONIA
To authenticate and Identify Patagonia products, a good starting point is to cross reference the style codes against a real item. Many fakes will be sloppy.