Originally Posted by Ace_Face
First nice thing in a while and first Charvet: Looks like it has never been tied. Also, kind of surprised by the quality. I was expecting a more luxurious hand, but it is fairly ordinary. Is it possible that it is fake? Are Charvet ties faked?
Grats, I remember my first Charvet tie. It's still in my closet, doubt I'll ever get rid of it.
I don't THINK Charvet is faked - you never know, and sometimes what you think is fake may just be a really old label - to use an example from earlier in the thread, Thomas Pink shirts have had myriad different labels, and some of the old ones you wouldn't believe are real unless you'd seen them before / researched them online. Where you REALLY need to be careful of fakes is designer labels and Lacoste. Lacoste is a PITA sometimes, lots of research and looking at older shirts needed.
Anyway, I know what you mean about the quality - to me, Charvet and Hermes both have that kind of feel to them - they're very nice but not... otherworldly. The Charvets are definitely delicate as hell though. If you're looking for a luxurious hand, try Kiton or some recent Brionis, recent Zegnas, some Borrellis or Isaia maybe. There's plenty more, that's just the obvious ones I have experience with. FWIW I have way more Charvet & Hermes in my closet than the others... they make great basic everyday ties. Talk about a first-world problem...