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

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

  1. Night Owl

    Night Owl Senior member

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    I got this for so incredibly cheap... So I honestly thought this was going to be a knock off, but I can't tell it looks pretty good... The only thing weird is a strange white thing around the toppp buttons, like the collar buttons on the inside, is that right?

    looks real, those are meant to be removed like the white thread on suit jackets

    just yank em out
     
  2. CrystalCrunch

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  3. Night Owl

    Night Owl Senior member

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    [​IMG] Thank You

    no problem, looks like a good clubbing shirt, congrats
     
  4. CrystalCrunch

    CrystalCrunch Active Member

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    exactly - see what I hate is when people think buying shirts for cheap is dumb... I am a partier I dont worry about messing up a shirt, hell I dont care about taking it off and leaving it in a ditch when im to drunk, I try to pay low for shirts that look good if someone doenst understand that, then think again. I also have my beautiful robert graham tempe jacket to but hey I only wear that on dates... Leave the cheap shirts for the clubs..

    Thanks again for a great answer
     
  5. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    I bought this Brioni polo shirt as NWT on eBay and I am concerned that it might be a fake. My main concerns are:

    1. The Brioni Neiman Marcus label is hanging by a thread. All my other Brioni shirts have the label securely stiched on all four sides, and it could not possibly come off. (My other Brionis are dress shirts, not polos, which might account for the difference).

    2. The stitching on the buttons doesn't look as secure as I would have expected.

    3. The "tag" seems suss. It was the only tag, and it was just looped over a button. It contains size translations, but does not include a translation for the actual marked size of the shirt - "L".

    I have expressed my concerns civilly to the seller and he has said he bought the shirt in a job lot from NM and has never had queries about authenticity before. He seems to be relying on NM's reputation as his guarantee.

    Here are some pics. Can you give me your opinions?

    Thanks.

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  6. NiFTY

    NiFTY Senior member

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  7. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    looks legit

    +1.
     
  8. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    not sure how much it takes to convince you it's legit... the tag stitching coming off does happen, ESPECIALLY on sportswear. happens to many brands, nothing to worry about IMO. Especially say this because the buttons look legit, as does the tag. nothing suspicious anywhere in your photos.
     
  9. tonylumpkin

    tonylumpkin Senior member

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    Knit pieces (sweaters, etc) generally have tags tacked on, rather than fully sewn on along all four edges as they are with dress shirts. Its not at all unusual for that tacking not to hold very well
     
  10. TheODGuy

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    California Dreamer, that is definitely legitimate. I was a consignment shop once and had 2 Brioni sportswear polo's and both ironically had the same tag hanging off like yours. That is definitely 100% legit.
     
  11. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Thanks guys, that's a great relief.

    BTW apologies for tacking this onto another thread. I certainly didn't intend to; no idea how that happened.
     
  12. CrystalCrunch

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    Hi Guys I bought this very nice Shiny versace midnight blue shirt, and the seller did not sell His jeans. So he offered me to buy them for $70 with free shipping (shipping being $15) But they are very nice and I "think" their authentic but can you please look over it, tell me about years to, I dont anything to oldschool. Please give me your best answer, thanks guys.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEDWX%3AIT
     
  13. Klobber

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    Looks authentic. Why do you want to buy these quite uncool jeans [​IMG]? Even if they were free, you should not want them - particularly considering they are used. For all you know, the seller went commando in them and did not wash them very often.
     
  14. CrystalCrunch

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    This is the Shirt I bought http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT When I received it, It has NO rn number anywhere Ill just take a photo of whats on it. Sec It feels like a freaken high class rainjacket, if that makes any seince at all. I was expsecting it to be alot nicer but maybe thats just the way it is. Its like a Rain shirt? lol And I do applogize for having this posting in this thread, but I need a answer, Last time though.
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  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    its real. V2 classic line (now defunct), produced somewhere between 1999-2002 as far as I can see from the pics.
     

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