Authentic Hermes ties?

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  1. tweedydon

    tweedydon Senior member

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    I acquired these ties from a very reputable source (a respectable member of one of my alumni associations) for a reasonable amount for re-sale on B&S, so they're NOT a suspect eBay purchase at all!

    However, while I'm familiar with older models of Hermes ties I'm not that familiar with newer versions, and so thought I'd better take a "realty check" on these prior to listing them. The quality of the silk is excellent, as is the quality of the lining and the construction, and the labels are all woven in, not printed. The weave flows in the right direction and right angle, also.

    But, I'll let those more familiar with Hermes judge as best they can with pictures!

    Thnaks!

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    The "made in France" caption on the label bothers me. The ones I have do not have it.

    Also tried finding legit photos with Google:



    Same deal => no "made in France" caption. But to be honest I do not have a really new Hermes ties myself. How old are those supposed to be?
     
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    The few Hermes ties I have denote "Fabrique en France." That said they were purchased in France. Perhaps the 'Made in France' versions are intended for an English speaking market.
     
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    ruben Senior member

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    from the guide you posted:
    "The Tie Stay on the back of the tie is ALWAYS Embroidered with The Hermes Horse & Carriage Logo... NEVER... will the words "Hermes Paris" appear under the Horse & Carriage, unless you are purchasing a Scarf Pattern Tie. ONLY the Scarf Pattern Ties will have the words present. Figural ties will NEVER have the words on the tie stay. This one left is fake, while the one on the right is correct."

    the angle of the weave seems off as well.
     
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    You could always take them to a Hermes store and ask. If they are, however, fake, you run the risk of having them confiscated.
     
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    What? A Hermes sales clerk can confiscate fake ties? Sounds unlikely to me.

    A customs agent, maybe...
     
  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    They are absolutely fake. The whimsys never bear that label, and it seems that the twill is running the wrong way. Silk just looks wrong too.
     
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    Good point. I stand corrected. Fakes.
     
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    I would take Spoo's word on this. He sold me a Hermes tie many moons ago. I was still new so I took it to a retail store to check authenticity. It was authentic. My apologies for doubting you Spoo.
     
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    Thanks for coming back for the pocket square! :smarmy:
     
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    Wonderful--many thanks for these comments, especially Spoo's, who I trust absolutely on these matters. Looks like these are destined for.... well, not B&S, but any other suggestions would be welcome! Maybe I'll see if I could convert them into pocket squares for my own use... With fake labels absolutely removed! :)

    Thanks again!

    PS: The Hermes tie that's available free in my Ties sales thread is NOT one of these. Just wanted to clear that up! :)
     
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    No problem! Do you have a favorite guy who sells you the paper in the morning? Your shoeshine guy? Doorman? Office assistant, etc. You could holiday gift it, or birthday gift it, or even better- just because its a random day of the week gift it, say thanks for your hard work, just a token of my appreciation! Watch your service improve dramatically. Turn it into a good thing!

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