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Burburry Scarf

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bates, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    The fake one is very nice & I have worn it several times. I have yet to wear the real one but I know it will look good. In context: [​IMG]
     
  2. bigbris1

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    After some close comparisons, the fake one really is almost better in that it is longer, so I can tie a windsor if I choose (being that I am 6'4" this is a plus) and a bit wider than the original:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. joeygladstone

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    My three scarfs are of various ages. The beige is about 20 years old. All were purchased direct from Burberry shops in the UK.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. princemarko

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    Looks just like mine that i purchased last year from Burberry.
     
  6. why

    why Senior member

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    Hah, I was thinking the left! [​IMG]

    I hope nobody actually had to even think about this. Without even seeing the label you should be looking at why counterfeits are bad in the first place -- the folds on the one on the left are completely asymmetrical and the stitching is sloppy and frail.
     
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    I got a bit lost in this thread, OP. But...

    I'm not an expert on Burberry verification (other brands yes), but I'm about 95% sure that's fake. The typography on the label is horrible (note spacing on the letters "DRY CLEANONLY"). It's also sewn on poorly.

    I believe the reverse side of the hangtag should be black. Is it?
     
  9. Lafont

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    I have a wool one in blues and red, but the tag says "Made in England" and looks exactly the same except for name of fabric. Paper tag looks very real, too.
    You immediately ask the price of a gift? For shame!!![​IMG]
     
  10. binge

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    My three scarfs are of various ages. The beige is about 20 years old. All were purchased direct from Burberry shops in the UK.

    You keep those tags on your scarves, even after 20 years?
     
  11. Dudufrias

    Dudufrias Well-Known Member

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    To those who claim their (supposedly) legitimate scarf looks exactly like the OP's:

    Does your Burberry scarf also have that loop tag sewn together with the Burberry tag (on its right side) that says "100% cashmere" in various languages?

    Mine has it. It wasn't bought in a store. I'm afraid...really afraid...
     
  12. deanayer

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    I looked on ebay, not at the tag on the scarf but the sealed tag on the string. They all seem to show the same pattern on the tiny square (printed) when you fold the tag open as the scarf has. Yours is a traditional nova check but the plaid inside the folding tag isnt nova check (or doesnt appear to be in the photo). I would call that cause for concern along with the plastic bag. most on ebay either come unpacked or with a box, I havent sen an original "bag" yet and I have been stalking these scarves for a while.
     
  13. rsgould

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    The real question is, why does anyone want anything in Burberry novacheck when it is so widely counterfeited as to be completely diluted as a brand?
     
  14. Terminator

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    After some close comparisons, the fake one really is almost better in that it is longer, so I can tie a windsor if I choose (being that I am 6'4" this is a plus) and a bit wider than the original:

    [​IMG]


    Would you consider re-selling? I like this tie alot.
     
  15. ManofKent

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    The real question is, why does anyone want anything in Burberry novacheck when it is so widely counterfeited as to be completely diluted as a brand?

    +1
     
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    The real question is, why does anyone want anything in Burberry novacheck when it is so widely counterfeited as to be completely diluted as a brand?

    Why would you let a hype dictate what you CAN'T wear?
     
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    Why would you let a hype dictate what you CAN'T wear?

    I think it's the use on baseball caps worn by slack-jawed idiots in sportswear that springs to mind every time I see that check, that really puts me off.
     
  18. rsgould

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    Why would you let a hype dictate what you CAN'T wear?

    There are certain products, in my opinion, that are so widely faked that they look completely cheapened as a result. The Burberry pattern is one such product.

    Another example: living in Asia, I would never buy a Rolex, because the look has become so devalued that it screams "counterfeit" no matter how nice of a watch it is. Same with LV patterned bags.
     
  19. slappysloopy

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    I can understand wanting to know if it's fake or not but honestly, if it's comfortable enough and you like the way it looks, wear it. It depends on where you live and work, but I live in the midwest and here about 95% of people or higher would never ask for the label I'm wearing or where I bought it from or how much it was, though I get comments about articles of clothing from time to time it's mostly about the look. If it doesn't bother you then enjoy it and if it kills you to where a knock-off then sell it.
     
  20. Mathew J

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    There are certain products, in my opinion, that are so widely faked that they look completely cheapened as a result. The Burberry pattern is one such product.

    Another example: living in Asia, I would never buy a Rolex, because the look has become so devalued that it screams "counterfeit" no matter how nice of a watch it is. Same with LV patterned bags.


    Thats interesting because I always thought Asia was one of Rolex biggest markets...I feel the same way with LV (well besides they are gaudy IMHO) but Rolex isn't as faked here in the states, or rather not many care enough to wear fake Rolex pieces, least not by me.
     

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