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Brands you won't buy because of counterfeits?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pendragon, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    not being cheap and just buying from the retailer solves this problem.
     
  2. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Here's a couple of Armani gems I spotted during lunchtime at the local mall. I'm sure Giorgio would approve of course.

    Anagram.
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    Do I get a discount because of the missing 'G'?
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    EDIT:

    BTW I just saw this beauty on HermesMan's 'SoHighFashion' blog.
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    ...apparently this one is real though.

    "besides from the belt this is my recently acquired polo t from Emporio Armani .Quality isnt that great maybe because it is Made in Turkey , but i really like the design. Great addition to my polo t collection, however I still have many more polo t that i desire." :slayer:

    http://sohighfashion.blogspot.com/
     
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  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    :crackup:
     
  4. Deedee

    Deedee Senior member

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    This has got to be the best blog i have seen so far. This made my day.



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  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    This is my all time favourite post..
    "The label inside that tells Made in Italy and size . You must be thinking no I did not wear the t-shirt with the label hanging like that when i am outside, i must be hanging the label for the blog shot purposes.."
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    "Nope you are wrong i actually wear it like this all the time!"
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    He's totally priceless!! :D
     
  6. Buda

    Buda New Member

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    I love Allen Edmond shoes. A couple years ago I lost about a 120lbs, and so my feet shrunk- Cool, but bummer when came to my shoe collection. I could have sold them on Ebay but i thought it would be good to give them to an African Catholic priest who happened to wear a size 13. I informed him on how AE will refurbish them for less than $100.

    So I thought, well I need to buy some good dress shoes but I might lose more weight. So I bought a pair of pre-owned AE on Ebay for $65. When they I arrived I was amazed by clean and new they looked. I told my friends that the only person who wore these shoes was a dead man.

    Well, enough of the story. The AEs that I bought are fakes. They hurt like hell on my feet, and they are not wides. I have had Ashtons before and they have never felt this bad. The $ doesn't bother me, but the lie does.


    I have learned to see fake AEs. I can look at the price and pic on Ebay, and just know that they are fakes. This is a sad way to learn the difference, but I should thank God that I didn't pay $325.
     
  7. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    This is the first time I have ever heard of fake AEs.
     
  8. MikeDT

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    Oh there's definitely knock-off AEs, not too widespread though, but they do exist.

    It doesn't have to be high-ticket lux footwear that's targeted by the counterfeiters, e.g. Ferragamo and Gucci, one can even find fake Clarks shoes now.

    We'll probably see a lot more counterfeit AEs in the near future.
    http://www.jsonline.com/business/company-expands-global-footprint-qt3asn9-135068428.html

    "Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp. said Tuesday it will begin selling shoes in China under a new licensing deal that could double the size of the company over the next 10 years, creating jobs at its headquarters in Port Washington."
     
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  9. ndsleep612

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    Valentino due to their "made in China" tags being swapped out with "made in Italy" tags. There is a massive flood or fake Gucci and LV lurking about, along with Fauxlex and Tug Heuers.
     
  10. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Fake Rolexes? Really? :puzzled:
     

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