Adidas trefoil: real, bootleg or both?

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lord ched
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Adidas trefoil: real, bootleg or both?

Post by lord ched » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:28 am

Check out this listing of mine, and tell me if the description is plausible: namely, if a bootlegger would scoop up lesser shirts of a particular brand and slap their own big sexy version of the logo on the back.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... _500wt_896
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Re: Adidas trefoil: real, bootleg or both?

Post by jimmyj » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:39 pm

plausible ...wouldn't put anything past them - but color blended jobs like that are more a pain to print - that's probably why it's thicker. If it's a screen print, they may have just used the same screen twice - put down one ink, waited for it to dry and put a second one on top. Johnny65 would know.

Maybe Adidas even did it for the same reason but it was probably manufactured like that.
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Re: Adidas trefoil: real, bootleg or both?

Post by lord ched » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:06 pm

What makes me suspicious is that the yellow/orange pattern is totally at odds with the baby blue shirt and black print: a subdued colour combo with a back logo louder than bombs? I also thought the yellow/orange colouring is pretty limited- I thought the licensed models had more colours. There's also a print defect.
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