Originally Posted by Pink22m
Your argument is farcicle. New York has alot of boutiques that most people have never been to or heard of. It is New York! My point was that Luigi Borrelli is still unknown to probably 95% of the population. While most people on this forum have heard of Borrelli, you have to remember that this forum is certainly not microcosmic of the rest of the population when it comes to sartorial knowledge. In the bigger picture, Borrelli is still pretty unknown.
What does "farcicle" mean? Did you mean "farcical"? I'm glad you found my post funny... What you need to understand is that your point that it is unknown to 95% of the population is irrelevant to the fact that it is a good target brand for counterfeiters.
I am trying to explain to you that LB is not more "obscure" than other high end clothing brands for men like Kiton. When a brand is all over mannequins and windows at large NY department stores, and when it has its own boutique in this high-profile area of Madison Avenue, it becomes a pretty obvious target for counterfeiters. Just as there are tons of fake Brioni ties on eBay (what % of the population has heard of Brioni? 5%? 10%?), there now seems to be some (and will likely be more) fake Borrelli products hitting the market.
If I was a counterfeiter, I would not hesitate to target those high end brands on Madison Ave that are not already flooded with counterfeits... It makes good business sense : if one wants to scam people, it is better to be one of the first ones to market the knock-offs and extract the highest possible margins - while potential buyers still think the brand is too "obscure" to be knocked-off...
Just my opinion - hope that made you laugh