- Mar 8, 2002
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I think that counterfeit is very different than say, a lower priced alternative. Counterfeit is dishonest in a way that the other is not. No one thinks that they are getting a Patek when they by a simply dress watch in a calatrava case off some Kickstarter.I have watched the Real/Fake thread for a while and have come to the conclusion that I don't have any interest in the clothing that might be counterfeited.
I guess that makes me pretentious, but not ostentatious? Or maybe I'm just better than other people in a very humble way? Modest? I should probably work through this with some small-batch craft beer, a cheese board and some Bon Iver.
For any brand that could be counterfeited, I will always buy new, and from a trusted source. In clothing and accessories, it's from the brand itself (Hermes, Cartier, Good Art...) or from a good retailer (a registered retailer listed on the Visvim site, for example, or from Nike or a known Nike zero tier account holder).