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post #1621 of 2060


Hello - I just purchased a beautiful Kiton Overcoat on ebay and it arrived today. The coat appears to be very nice, the wool seems of high quality and the external pockets and sleeves exactly match the patterns on the Herringbone. The lining is solid and does not have the Kiton signature embossing. I was reading how to spot a fake and it indicated eastern European countries were a clue. On the tracking this coat originated in Vecses Hungary. The shop had 800 five star ratings and also has a separate website - the discount was about 70% but still expensive. They seemed legitimate and professional. I

 

 would appreciate any guidance as to the authenticity.

 

 

 

 

 

post #1622 of 2060
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Originally Posted by vesko9 View Post
 

Thank you for the enlightening post. Unfortunately I still don't have the suit in my possession so I can't check if it is fully canvassed, but I will do so as soon as I have it.

 

It appeared authentic to me too, but I am not nearly as experienced in noticing those things at once.


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post #1623 of 2060
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real

 

Thank you!

post #1624 of 2060

Hi,

 

I found a new "Hermes" suit on an online market website for a price which seems too good to be true. Since I have no experience with this brand in respect of suits, I need your help figuring out if it's genuine (doubtful, but here's to hope!).

 

Any opinion is welcome, thank you in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1625 of 2060
Can you show a photo of the label inside the pocket?
post #1626 of 2060

I asked the seller for such photo, so far no answer.

post #1627 of 2060
I bet is fake, the cloth does not match.
post #1628 of 2060

I have heard stories about Hermes suits. The tricky thing about buying such items on the net is that it's always a 50/50 odd gamble. It does look appealing but if I were you I would not go for it. Another thing, are you buying the suit because it's a Hermes suit or because you think this is the suit you want? If I were you I would go around vintage stores and look up there what you may find. I have ones found a wonderful navy jacket by Kiton that normal retail price would 1000 euro's or more. So try that out before you make this purchase. 

post #1629 of 2060
On the plus side, many Hermes suits/ sport coats are (were?) made by Belfast,
one of the best high-end Italian makers.
post #1630 of 2060
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Originally Posted by garrincha View Post

Hi,

I found a new "Hermes" suit on an online market website for a price which seems too good to be true. Since I have no experience with this brand in respect of suits, I need your help figuring out if it's genuine (doubtful, but here's to hope!).

Any opinion is welcome, thank you in advance.







I don't know who makes suits for Hermes, but if it's Belvest as stated above, then the fabric tag should be recognizable.

Without being able to determine authenticity though, the suit itself looks pretty well-made. Look at the pattern matching on the sleeves and shoulders, as well as the breast pocket (the pocket flaps, not so much). If my eyes are correct, they even matched the fabric on the belt loops. Those sorts of detailing are labour intensive. If it was fake, it's either a pretty damn good one, or someone used a well-constructed suit to slap on the lining and the label.
post #1631 of 2060
Hi,

Looking to buy some new ties for work. Im looking at Borrelli ties on eBay and some of them seem to be of good quality and pattern but the prize makes me suspicious. The stich on the back of below tie isnt pink but apart from that it looks real, right?

http://m.ebay.com/itm/LUIGI-BORRELLI-TIE-NAPOLI-YELLOW-FLOWERS-ON-BLUE-100-WOVEN-SILK-NECKTIE-/121873031204?nav=SEARCH

Seller is hanntex who seem to have lots of ties on sale.





Brioni tie,
http://m.ebay.com/itm/BRIONI-ITALY-YELLOW-BROWN-FLORAL-DIAMOND-ART-SILK-NECKTIE-TIE-HOC1415A-P13-/401057712305?nav=SEARCH
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Thanks in advance,
SO
Edited by SO1891 - 1/25/16 at 8:25am
post #1632 of 2060
The Brioni tie looks pretty sloppy. Even though it's self-tipped, the edges looks quite uneven. The font for "Brioni" also looks slightly off to me, as it's less slanted. If I had to call it, I'd say fake.

The Borrelli looks better constructed, but other than that I can't tell.
post #1633 of 2060
Yes, the pattern on the front of the Brioni tie isnt exactly alligned evenly towards the edge... The Brioni badge is tilted slightly upwards. Might have been scewed by too hard ironing or is fake. Will pass on it. Thanks for the input!

Anyone on the Borrelli tie?
post #1634 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Wayward View Post


I don't know who makes suits for Hermes, but if it's Belvest as stated above, then the fabric tag should be recognizable.

Without being able to determine authenticity though, the suit itself looks pretty well-made. Look at the pattern matching on the sleeves and shoulders, as well as the breast pocket (the pocket flaps, not so much). If my eyes are correct, they even matched the fabric on the belt loops. Those sorts of detailing are labour intensive. If it was fake, it's either a pretty damn good one, or someone used a well-constructed suit to slap on the lining and the label.

 

Great points, thank you. The seller promised pictures of the fabric tag when he returns from holiday, I'll update the thread when I get them.

post #1635 of 2060
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Originally Posted by SO1891 View Post

Yes, the pattern on the front of the Brioni tie isnt exactly alligned evenly towards the edge... The Brioni badge is tilted slightly upwards. Might have been scewed by too hard ironing or is fake. Will pass on it. Thanks for the input!

Anyone on the Borrelli tie?

Just to follow up, when I said sloppy I didn't mean the asymmetry on the front. Rather, if you look at the back of tie, you can see that the 2 edges of the tie, where they fold up to create the triangle, don't look very clean.

Perfect symmetry can be possible, but likely not as a norm.
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