They are real i bought 3 shirts from him. Hand Stiched button holes, hand stiched buttons in the crows foot stitch, hand stitched gusset and hand stiched sleeves. The things that don't have hand stiching are the collar and the cuff (at least it doesn't seem so when comparing it to my Finamore shirts). I don't think he would fake a borrelli shirt with all that handwork and he was also selling barba shirts which i doubt very many people know about. When i last talked to the seller it was because he had two accounts and he said one is his cousin and ones him (obviously) and they are affiliated with both factories but didn't go into detail. But these shirts as far as i can tell are real. I was worried to as it was a different label but the 3 i have are all excellent. I hear what you're saying but here's my issue: I have well over 100 Borrelli shirts in my closet (sick, I know) and everyone of them has a hand stitched collar. These don't.