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Fake or Real (Authentic, Genuine, etc.) -- Official Authentication Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ebmk3891, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. bpk1

    bpk1 Senior member

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    Legit, and recent!
     
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  2. dad2bandm

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    Thanks. I grabbed it. Like the tie pattern but it looks so skinny (it's 3.25").

    The blue one in the pic I picked up for myself as well (also 3.25" David Donahue Italy) and it looks normal sized.

    I'll have to check them out again after a bite to eat.
     
  3. Van Veen

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    Looks real (and old) to me.
     
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    That's hilarious in a horrible kind of way lol
     
  5. Wrong Crowd

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    Twill is running in the right direction, back of the big blade is the same color as the background of the tie, but the "H" keeper tag is off-center and the stamp on the small blade is so blurry you can't even see spokes on the wheels because they're just big blobs. Also, look at the pattern in the vicinity of the Neiman Marcus tag- the green dots, which looked relatively evenly spaced on the big blade of the tie, are now so poorly aligned that in some places they have slight overlap with the orange ovals. I'm not an Hermès expert by any means, and maybe their QC wasn't as good back in the day, but my two cents is that it's an older fake. I'd love to hear a real expert's take on it though.
     
  6. dral83

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    Thanks for the info.

    @Van Veen and @Wrong Crowd
     
  7. Van Veen

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    Maybe post in thrift thread for more eyes? I don't think counterfeiters would go through the trouble of adding the aftermarket department store and content tags, but I could be wrong.
     
  8. barrelntrigger

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    Real

    Real but crap. Kill with fire.
     
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  9. vestbash

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    These shoes are not goodyear welted, they are blake stitched. I am not an expert on TB shoes by any means but I am very familiar with shoes in general. In light of the lack of the metal heel plate the toe tap is correct. That being said, they are significantly worse quality than any TB shoe I've ever seen and likely not of english origin. The outsole is imitation leather. The grosgrain pull tab looks correct. The construction and materials do not instill confidence that they are genuine, but I don't know enough to say definitively one way or another.
     
  10. Hawkoath

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    Please tell me that this a fake Giorgio Armani tag...[​IMG]
     
  11. Man of Wealth and Taste

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    I don't think it's a fake Armani tag, it's just the name Giorgio - a pretty common Italian name. Usually fake Armani goes overboard with the Eagle. That's just a jacket made by a guy named Giorgio.
     
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    That would be the case, unfortunately the seller labeled it as a Giorgio Armani Black Label.
     
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    Thanks! The "Salvatore" on the thin blade had me a little worried.
     
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    ZILLI Loafers

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    Real but has what looks like an oil stain on it. Look at picture 4 all the way at the top. Not "mint" as the listing says.
     
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    Damn, I missed that. I guess this will be a $20 lesson for me. Thanks!
     

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