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Fake or Real (Authentic, Genuine, etc.) -- Official Authentication Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ebmk3891, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's genuine; that item is from the licensed 'Diffusion' pour homme range, which does not exist any more. The more exclusive range is 'rive gauche', which also has been stopped.

    As from this season the house has been renamed from 'Yves Saint Laurent' to 'Saint Laurent Paris'.
     
  2. Istoard

    Istoard New Member

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    Hi thanks a lot for the reply! I'm curious to know how you can tell from those photos- would it be possible to explain further?

    I've also asked if the seller could provide some photos of the inside labels.
     
  3. drebin

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  4. MikeDT

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  5. drebin

    drebin Well-Known Member

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    Damn -- sorry. Here are the pictures.

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  6. nerdoldnerdith

    nerdoldnerdith Active Member

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    One thing you can do to check for the likelihood of your item being a fake is to search for replicas (usually Chinese) of that item or similar items on Google. So to take these Borrelli jeans for example, you can search for "Borrelli jeans replica," and find out that there do not appear to be any counterfeit Borrelli jeans available by Chinese sellers. Since there seem to be no replicas of this product, it is likely that it is authentic.
     
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  7. Academic2

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    I'd like to learn how to spot a fake Hermes tie. Can anyone suggest any resources?

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  8. astrocyte

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  9. Academic2

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    That's excellent, Astricyte. Many thanks.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  10. garniturek23

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    Thank You for your response. In sum what do You think about this jacket? I've dilemma because the tag isn't in inside pocket only on the bottom of the lining.

    Thanks:)
     
  11. garniturek23

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  12. mr usneun

    mr usneun Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a local pickup?
     
  13. Seahawk

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  14. blocky

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    Having decided that I have paid enough in my life for cheap, single-summer sunglasses, I am looking at a pair of Randolph Engineering aviators. From the company website (and the only shop in Vancouver that carries them) they are $180. From this ebay seller, $90 + shipping, taxes

    Would anyone counterfeit RE glasses? If so, would they counterfeit the company paperwork and the repair kit and hardcase that comes with them? What are the odds these are real:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/141013849912
     
  15. HansderHund

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    Both look real to me!
     
  16. dbvine

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    I need a quick check on something local. Thanks


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  17. nerdoldnerdith

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    There are so many replicas of this belt - ranging from very low to very high quality, that it would be impossible to identify its authenticity without actually taking it to a Gucci person for an in-person inspection. For what it's worth, however, some of the replicas for this belt have become convincing enough that any difference in quality between the replica and the real product are marginal at best, meaning nobody would be able to tell.
     
  18. MikeDT

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    Did you actually buy the belt from DFS Galleria? If so, then it's real. Or is it something that came from Ebay?
     
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  19. KBurgos

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    Just picked these Pradas up from a 'friend' and now I'm skeptical of there authenticity. My main problem with them is the fact that they say 'Prada' on the back of them. Never seen that before. Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     

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