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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Does this look familiar to anyone?

Dog made of tie silk, many seams sewn by hand. No markings, tags or signs of a tag having been removed, so I'm guessing Ralph Lauren store display? Cool nonetheless and will go in my library...as soon as I get one.


I was in the BB store last weekend and could have sworn I saw something like that. Might have been the J Crew or vvines store but probably BB...
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

I was in the BB store last weekend and could have sworn I saw something like that. Might have been the J Crew or vvines store but probably BB...

Every time I think I remember where I saw this someone mentions another store where I could have seen it. It's either Ralph Lauren or Brooks Bros but maybe J Crew. I give up.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post


Seems good from my end... We'll see how it goes. Thanks for the feedback. cheers.gif

My pleasure!

Quoting myself from about 3 1/2 years ago when I was talking to someone else about real vs/ fake Ray-Bans and sunglasses in general:
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The Ray-Bans don't look terribly fake. Try gently scratching the Ray-Ban logo off with your fingernail. If it easily comes off, fake and if not, possibly real.
How do the hinges feel? Tight and well-made? Look at the nose piece...is there an RB engraved in the metal? Is there a model number under the nose bridge?
Some of mine aren't engraved at the nose bridge, but cheap sunglasses usually have some sort of spiral design where it is crimped to the nose pad.

Another tip off to higher quality/legit glasses are the hinges. Take a look at them on any pair of nice glasses and you'll often see a more complicated hinge mechanism. The cheaper the glasses, the flimsier/softer the hinges.

Whenever I pick up a pair of glasses that are either an unknown maker or suspected fake, I look at the following:

1. Nose pads: As I mentioned, cheap/knock-off glasses often lack a symbol or logo and instead opt for some generic pattern. Normally crimped metal to hold in place on cheap glasses.
2. Hinges: How far does it bend out and pop back in place? If there is a good spring to it, possibly higher quality.
3. Lenses: Knock it with your fingernail. Does it rattle? Is it obviously glass?
4. Weight: How heavy are they? In my experience, heavier glasses reinforce the idea of quality. Beyond weight, they're often balanced.
5. Added embellishments: Are they glued on or are they real screws that are added?

Of course there are plenty of exceptions to each of these such as titanium or rimless framers, prescription glass lenses in no name frames, etc. In all honesty, if I'm unsure I won't buy them or I'll throw them away. Fakes will sometimes have actual UV protection, but often they're just tinted lenses that allow your eyes to dilate and allow more harmful rays in. Not worth the risk in my opinion for a product that you can often find on sale for reasonable prices.
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Originally Posted by richnet12 View Post

Barrel...there are some nice guitar riffs in that red car song. Wonder why never heard of the Wiggles before?

My boys both loved the wiggles from 3-7 yrs old. That was 2004-2011 so unless you were a kid or had a kid in that time no reason you would.
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My boys both loved the wiggles from 3-7 yrs old. That was 2004-2011 so unless you were a kid or had a kid in that time no reason you would.


Only a parent would understand the intricacies of Captain Feathersword and Wags the Dog.

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Was supposed to be a quick stop now I'm going to have to rip the whole store apart.
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^^ Whoa!!
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Double whoa!
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Does this look familiar to anyone?

Dog made of tie silk, many seams sewn by hand. No markings, tags or signs of a tag having been removed, so I'm guessing Ralph Lauren store display? Cool nonetheless and will go in my library...as soon as I get one.


I could have sworn I've seen one of those at Brooks Bros. That's my vote. Nice pick up!
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I also vote Brooks Brothers.
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Was supposed to be a quick stop now I'm going to have to rip the whole store apart.

WOW

 

and happy holidays all

 

thanks for the card Spoo

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Triple
post #24028 of 51082
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Was supposed to be a quick stop now I'm going to have to rip the whole store apart.

 

Brioni in California? What's next, 100 RLPL ties and a lambskin jacket?

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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post
 

That penmanship doe

 

 

@drlivingston is truly a gentleman.​

post #24030 of 51082
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post



Was supposed to be a quick stop now I'm going to have to rip the whole store apart.

I know that feeling, this was almost the first thing I found today:

It's a cashmere belted robe, men's.  Combed the store, more goodness followed, but nothing as nice as this.

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