Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Wick, Aug 2, 2004.
$300 buy-it-now price for Brioni? Is it real? Brioni?
Hard to tell, the pics are horrible. It's an authentic Brioni tag, though.
There's also a NWT Luciano Barbera there for $300.
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be real Brioni. It's a used jacket, after all (regardless of NWOT puffery). I've got two Brioni blazers that I bought used on EBay -- one was @$125; the other @$150. Both in perfect "like new" condition. Thus, I'm not concerned in the slightest by the $300 price. As it is, new with tags (NWT) Brioni blazers regularly sell on EBay for just $600-750 or so; often for a good deal less.
I must say though, this auction is an example of how bad pictures can really hurt someone in getting the highest possible price. I mean, the pictures are horrendous. Unprofessional.
Here's a link to Brioni blazer from "Clothes Direct". You might note side vents and metal buttons. You might also note the "Doeskin" fabric. Could the EBay item be real but formerly part of a suit? http://<a href="http://www.directclo......word=ww</a>
What made you question its authenticity??
It's real, albeit an older model. And it could indeed have once been half of a suit, but that doesn't really matter. There is no difference between a Brioni blazer and a solid navy Brioni suit coat, with the possible exception of the buttons. I always get rid of brass buttons anyways, so I don't consider them a problem.
I should have qualified my credentials by stating that I do not own any Brioni clothing. However, the cheap price made me question the item's authenticity. In addition, the label seems a bit off. Specifically, the smaller red box is not centered within the big red box. It's a little off. Is this normal with Brioni labels?
For what it's worth (not much), here's another Ebay Brioni with a double-bordered label. Most of the ones I have seen only have a single border (this is getting obscure) http://<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/......00&rd=1</a>
That's an old Brioni label. They haven't had the "Roma" on the label for a long time. However, even with recent suits, there is more variation in Brioni labels than just about any other maker I know of. Lots of versions, all distinctively Brioni.
Agree with A harris - I've seen this label in very old Brionis.
Also, looks authentic to me - I saved the label pic, zoomed and brightened it up and it had the tell-tale Brioni embroidered lining (man on a horse - dont have mine on today so cannot be specific?).
There are also other embroidered linings, eg "Brioni" (written in cursive like their logo) all over.
what do you think fake or not? see it on ebay
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