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post #16 of 23
If The Don doesn't mind me jumping in on his thread, here's one I just picked up over the weekend that I'm unsure about:

-the twill bias seems correct
-the keeper/label seems legit, as does the "Hermes Paris" and "Made in France 100% Soie" marks on the small end of the tie
-the inner stitch/thread loop is present

The think that strikes me as odd is the bright, florescent green interior lining.
It matches the background of the tie (as the ebay guide about says it should) but it just seems so odd looking and out of place.

Based on the lining alone I thought it was a fake in the store, but everything else looked real, and it was like $1, so I thought it was worth the risk.


I shot these under a yellow, incandescent bulb, so the colors are a bit yellow and muted, the embroidered threads of the keeper logo are white, not gold colored as they appear, and the green is much more neon in color.

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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by tweedydon View Post

I acquired these ties from a very reputable source (a respectable member of one of my alumni associations) for a reasonable amount for re-sale on B&S, so they're NOT a suspect eBay purchase at all!

However, while I'm familiar with older models of Hermes ties I'm not that familiar with newer versions, and so thought I'd better take a "realty check" on these prior to listing them. The quality of the silk is excellent, as is the quality of the lining and the construction, and the labels are all woven in, not printed. The weave flows in the right direction and right angle, also.

But, I'll let those more familiar with Hermes judge as best they can with pictures!

Thnaks!

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The ties are fakes. I think you need to have a talk with your "respectable friend".
post #18 of 23
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Edited by MikeDT - 8/1/11 at 1:23am
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

You could always take them to a Hermes store and ask. If they are, however, fake, you run the risk of having them confiscated.

I'm quite sure that would be unlawful, for a sales assistant to take(steal) a person's personal property, even if they suspect it is a knock-off.

I do know that in the UK, fake ID can be confiscated by an establishment if they suspect forgery, and they'll call the police. e.g. a minor trying to illegally obtain cigarettes or alcohol,
Edited by MikeDT - 8/1/11 at 1:42am
post #20 of 23
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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post

If The Don doesn't mind me jumping in on his thread, here's one I just picked up over the weekend that I'm unsure about:

-the twill bias seems correct
-the keeper/label seems legit, as does the "Hermes Paris" and "Made in France 100% Soie" marks on the small end of the tie
-the inner stitch/thread loop is present

The think that strikes me as odd is the bright, florescent green interior lining.
It matches the background of the tie (as the ebay guide about says it should) but it just seems so odd looking and out of place.

Based on the lining alone I thought it was a fake in the store, but everything else looked real, and it was like $1, so I thought it was worth the risk.


I shot these under a yellow, incandescent bulb, so the colors are a bit yellow and muted, the embroidered threads of the keeper logo are white, not gold colored as they appear, and the green is much more neon in color.



This tie is real.
post #23 of 23
its the bias of the first 2 ties thats suggests they may be good copies rather than the keeper. the keeper is atypical of a production run in the past and in itself means nothing.

im currently wearing one of my 20 or so vintage hermes ties and the bias runs from 11 to 5 on the clock face

this is a much more accurate guide

http://reviews.ebay.com/Genuine-Hermes-Tie-Guide-with-A-Bit-of-History-04-11_W0QQugidZ10000000002376518

with the most recent tie posted it hard to see the bias but the green is the background colour of the tie which is a postive sign and if its a pass on the other tests then its a great bargain

most blades at widest will be around 3.5" inch unless woven ties
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