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You think these are real Brioni ties on Ebay?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have learned with all my online shopping that things that seem too good to be true usually are. I know these ties aren't a "steal" as you can see they tack on $18 for shipping, but do any of you know whether this is a trusted seller of authentic Brioni ties? Note, they don't hide the fact they come from Lebanon. And buy 3 get 2 free!?

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRIONI-TIE-BUY-3...QQcmdZViewItem
post #2 of 17
The simplest answer would be to get them to send you a picture of the white numbers folded under the back of the tie that all authentic Brioni seem to have had for several years now.
post #3 of 17
It seems to good to be true if you ask me. I am always weary of buying items from a seller overseas.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
If I like the colors and style of the tie, would purchasing these ties for $55 + shipping be expensive for what is most likely a fake Brioni tie? You would assume even if they are fake they are made somewhat well, or would I be better off dropping $40 at my local Macy's for a Kenneth Cole tie? (assuming I want to stay in a lower price range than a "discounted" but unquestionably real Brioni tie for $100.)

Funny thing is these guys guarantee authenticity or you can send it back. The problem with that is you'll spend almost the cost of the tie in shipping the damn thing back to Lebanon.

Considering why they come from Lebanon has nothing to do with bigotry - it has to do with questioning how someone from Lebanon got the "authentic" ties in the first place and can afford them at low prices and a buy 3 get 2 free special as if you were buying roast beef sandwiches at Arbys.
post #5 of 17
those look like implants
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnapril
those look like implants

huh?
post #7 of 17
I bought a "Brioni" tie from a Lebanese seller, though not this one. The tie had a nice design, and seemed real until somebody here told me to check for the numbers in the back of the tie. I compared it to a real Brioni tie I owned and it didn't have the numbers. I posted pics of the two ties side by side, but that may have been erased in the Great Crash.
post #8 of 17
This certainly falls into the "too good to be true" range, correct? 5 new Brioni ties for $165 + shipping? I can't imagine there's any way these are real.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnapril
those look like implants
huh?

ie. fake.

- nice one!

I don't know whether they're fake or not, but the price and location ring alarm bells and I wouldn't take the risk.
post #10 of 17
I bought a Lebanese Brioni last year that I remain suspicious about because of some ragged threads on the keeper that I couldn't imagine Brioni quality control letting out the door. I decided I didn't really care, though because the price was low, the rest of the quality was good, and overall the tie looked great, filled a need, and got more compliments than any of my other ties.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
This was previously the subject of an extensive debate here, which eventually devolved into whether the fact that they were coming from Lebanon made it less likely or more likely it was authentic, or alternatively whether suggesting that might be a relevant consideration made one a raving bigot.
I don't recall that consensus was achieved on any of those issues.

Ah yes, I remember the thread you speak of quite well. At the end we agreed that Lebanon (Beirut) does indeed have a growing luxury goods economy that rivals Dubai and that most of us believed that these were fakes. And that might have made us bigots too.
post #12 of 17
I wanted to resurrect this discussion.

Just so you all know, the Brioni ties from the middle east are fake. We have purchased a few to have them inspected and they are fake. The things to notice:

1. The Brioni logo is not accurate. Look at it closely - it is slightly too much like bubble lettering. This is especially evident in the very cheap packaging they send it with (the plastic sleeve and the bright red cardboard outer sleeves).

2. The Brioni chain is placed here and there. Some of them have the chain attached right underneath the self-silk tie holder, others have them attached ON it (which makes no sense). Brioni would never allow that kind of poor quality control.

3. Lastly, from what we've seen, Brioni doesn't use that kind of generic ribbed silk lining.

And needless to say the shirts they sell don't appear to be real either. Though we did not purchase any from the middle eastern sellers, we can plainly see the logo on the back and have never seen authentic Brioni shirts to have any such type of labeling that is sewn/embroidered directly on the shirt.

All this being said, the ties are actually quite nice. But are they real? Absolutely not and it is, of course, annoying to merchants who deal only in authentic clothing.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by eHaberdasher
All this being said, the ties are actually quite nice. But are they real? Absolutely not and it is, of course, annoying to merchants who deal only in authentic clothing.

As I recall, this nicely summarizes the eventual conclusion of the previous thread concerning the Lebanese "Brioni" ties. That and the inevitable concern that we are all bigots for questioning the authenticity of goods because of their country of origin.
post #14 of 17
Admittedly we were freshly annoyed and wanted to clarify the issue, as we just received comment from an ebay buyer: "tie was not as nice as other Brioni's purchase from other seller". Looking at the feedback of the buyer, they were referring to the Lebanese vendor peddling fake Brioni ties.
post #15 of 17
[QUOTE=Dapper Dandy]I bought a "Brioni" tie from a Lebanese seller, though not this one. The tie had a nice design, and seemed real until somebody here told me to check for the numbers in the back of the tie. I compared it to a real Brioni tie I owned and it didn't have the numbers. I posted pics of the two ties side by side, but that may have been erased in the Great Crash.[/quote]


Pls tell me more about this secret number: i own quit a lot of Brioni (?) ties scored from different sources and i can' find an number on any of them.

Pls clarify!

Paul
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