Etro Shirts -- authenticity

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Hoya Saxa, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Hoya Saxa

    Hoya Saxa Senior member

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    Just bought an Etro shirt off of ebay. Â Say what you will, but I've been wearing etro shirts on a casual basis for a couple of years now. So I found a deal I couldn't pass up here. Â Etro Shirt My question is, how can I tell if it is authentic? Â Are there clues (label placement, stitches per inch, etc.) I should look for? And if it is fake ... do I have any recourse as a buyer? Thanks, Hoya
     
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    T4phage Senior member

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    I like Etro shirts too and find them quite nice as a casual shirt. If you've been wearing them for the past few years, could you not compare them to what you have?
    That being said, the only thing I can suggest is to see if "ETRO" is engraved around the button.
     
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    Hoya Saxa Senior member

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    I just did that ... no Etro engraved around the button. And I noticed that the buttonholes look far less finished than my legit Etro shirts. And the tag isn't the same color ... it's a bit lighter than my other shirts.

    I've got a sinking feeling that I've got a fake on my hands.

    Oh well, anyone interested in purchasing an "Etro replica"?

    Hoya
     
  4. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Haha...i just responded to your post on the HonestForum. The difference in tag style/font size and also the sizing label placement make me think that it's a fake.
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I think "Etro Inspired" is more honest and sounds better [​IMG]
     

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