I don’t think you bought a fake. Some of my JE that I’ve bought from other retailers is different than the ones I’ve bought direct from JE.Did I buy a FAKE off Grailed? So the oversized marbled crew sweater is one of my fave JE pieces and I could never find the black. So I found one on grailed. It feels a lot crunchier and stiff compared to my blue and beige ones that I bought from legit retailers. Also the tags look different.
My double dye painter pants I bought from 1032 Space are tagged size “30”. I went to the JE flagship in LA, the exact same pants were tagged size “1”.
Also that crunchiness happens with some of my hoodies after I wash it and hang dry. They become stiff from that process.
hope this puts your mind at ease!