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post #74686 of 115201
Huh weird. It might have been reactivated? Any levis fanatics here? I think the line is still carried on yoox. There are also some shops in Chicago which get unsold goods from Europe and there was a ton of weird levis engineered jeans with a ton of unnecessary exposed selvedge lines everywhere they could put them.

On yoox: http://mobile.yoox.com/us/men/shoponline?Gender=U&Dept=men&Season=E&textsearch=Engineered#/d=15131&textsearch=Engineered&dept=men&gender=U&page=1&season=E
post #74687 of 115201
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post #74688 of 115201

While playing Mr. Mom the last month and not able to go thrifting, I decided to give e-thrifting a try. I picked up 2 Hermes ties and am a little worried about authenticity.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

In one of the ebay threads, it states:

 

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  • ALL Authentic Hermes Ties have an Alpha-Numeric Code approximately 5" up fom the small point end of the tie. This Code will consist of a three or four digit Number that denotes he pattern code, followed by two Letters that denote the design factory (SA, FA, HA, OA, PA, TA, EA, IA, MA, or UA.) The Color of the Box that encloses the code will generally match with a color from the front figural pattern, and it will ALWAYS contain the words: "MADE IN FRANCE" above the code and "100% SOIE" below the code. The letters are always CAPITALIZED. This is what is SHOULD look like....

 

This one does not have that code, these ties are also 4" so fairly ancient. None of this info and bad pictures should have been a tip off on why I got them for less than $20 each...

 

Original listings here:

 

Red Tie

Gold Tie

 

Fake? If yes, should I open a case on each?

post #74689 of 115201
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

While playing Mr. Mom the last month and not able to go thrifting, I decided to give e-thrifting a try. I picked up 2 Hermes ties and am a little worried about authenticity.




Fake? If yes, should I open a case on each?

Both are 1000% fake. Sorry man. The tipping is the dead giveaway. Aside from the label and the little tag on the tip.
post #74690 of 115201
post #74691 of 115201
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Flat out spam brag.

Bought $4.99
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300926788411
post #74692 of 115201
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

Huh weird. It might have been reactivated? Any levis fanatics here? I think the line is still carried on yoox. There are also some shops in Chicago which get unsold goods from Europe and there was a ton of weird levis engineered jeans with a ton of unnecessary exposed selvedge lines everywhere they could put them.

On yoox: http://mobile.yoox.com/us/men/shoponline?Gender=U&Dept=men&Season=E&textsearch=Engineered#/d=15131&textsearch=Engineered&dept=men&gender=U&page=1&season=E

 



These are the "Engineered Jeans" you are looking for:

The Best Jeans i have. and that is saying something...icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

-not available.

post #74693 of 115201

With all the talk of fake Hermes, I'm really regretting not stopping by their store while in Boston.  Possibly would have helped with authenticity checks.  Now my mild paranoia is setting in and I am questioning the authenticity of my own ties.  My Hermes collection came from one wealthy individual.  He's the type that would have bought them directly from Hermes rather than looking for a deal - but some of them have the hallmarks of "fake".  I spoilered the pics as I used the large upload setting.  The four on the right don't have me worried, but the four on the left... 

 

 

Real or Fake? (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #74694 of 115201

Damn! I have a Su Misura tux in my Spoo box. I better get that off!

post #74695 of 115201
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Originally Posted by messenger309 View Post

Damn! I have a Su Misura tux in my Spoo box. I better get that off!

Maybe you better get it off to Wes smile.gif
post #74696 of 115201
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

 

 

So Gitman Bros are good? I saw 3 of them today that I left... They were like "Gitman Bros for suchandsuch store"

Just make sure it says Vintage on it. I've seen a few green tags that aren't the Vintage line. I got yelled at by a bro for picking up the non-vintage line! facepalm.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

While playing Mr. Mom the last month and not able to go thrifting, I decided to give e-thrifting a try. I picked up 2 Hermes ties and am a little worried about authenticity.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

In one of the ebay threads, it states:

 

 

This one does not have that code, these ties are also 4" so fairly ancient. None of this info and bad pictures should have been a tip off on why I got them for less than $20 each...

 

Original listings here:

 

Red Tie

Gold Tie

 

Fake? If yes, should I open a case on each?

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo, ouch! These are amongst the fakest of all the fake Hermes I've seen...Sorry dude...cry.gif

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Flat out spam brag.

Bought $4.99
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300926788411

Rounds on Wes!!!!!!!!!! Wow! Facking killing it!!!!!!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by DanM View Post

With all the talk of fake Hermes, I'm really regretting not stopping by their store while in Boston.  Possibly would have helped with authenticity checks.  Now my mild paranoia is setting in and I am questioning the authenticity of my own ties.  My Hermes collection came from one wealthy individual.  He's the type that would have bought them directly from Hermes rather than looking for a deal - but some of them have the hallmarks of "fake".  I spoilered the pics as I used the large upload setting.  The four on the right don't have me worried, but the four on the left... 

 

 

Real or Fake? (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Jk JK! I hope they are all real! They look real from over here but that's without having close examination of the blown up/close up pics.

post #74697 of 115201
Saw a pair of Mishka selvage jeans yesterday, but they had some unfortunate fade lines running vertically down them from where they'd been folded or something. I passed.
post #74698 of 115201
I too think those four are fake. The backing (tipping) is wrong, and the missing numbers is bad too. The other sign i read about is a little thread on the inside of the tie which should be visible if you gently fold the bottom open. But i am not an expert, just a couple of hours investigating ties after i found several at a spot last week.
post #74699 of 115201
Is finding the thread loop inside a Hermes tie still an accurate way to check authenticity? The "loop of truth" if you will.
post #74700 of 115201
I haven't seen it on a couple of bad fakes i have seen, but that isn't to say there are not better fakes out there on which it is included (or imitated).
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