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

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  1. tone76

    tone76 Senior member

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    Probably real. I agree with those that say it looks like a cheap licenced YSL; mainly because the shirt has a whiff of Pierre Cardin to it. Having worn way too many cheap department store-grade PC shirts in my pre-SF days, it's scary how much this shirt reminds me of those old things.

    Still, for less than 2 quid, it's not much to lose.
     


  2. 951socal

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    Quick tip: don't buy anything YSL unless it says rive gauche on the label

    unless you're looking for a tie with the YSL lettering, the main line never actually made them, but they are some pretty nice ones
     


  3. MikeDT

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    Hey guys, Anyone think this coat is real?
    Nope.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/CLASSIC-BURBERRY...item3f0ade1d48
    £295 quid as well!!.... sheesh. Buy real Burberry for that price?
    I have a feeling it's fake. 1) no plaid check under the collar. This could be an older model, though. 2) The label that reads "GBBURLIMCAS" just above a label with some Chinese characters. When I did a Google search of gbburlimacas, the only results I got were Chinese websites (red flag!) that seemed to be discussing fake labels (big red flag!) and one Danish website where a girl was asking if she bought a fake Burberry coat, to which responders believed she did (nail in the coffin). I don't own a Burberry, but this 'gbburlimcas' label looks like some Chinese shit. Even the font is suspicious; it looks like a sleek Helvetica an asian brand would use. Thoughts?
    The Ebay vendor "buywithconfidence10" seems to have many items described as "Authentic Burberry". There is another place besides Ebay where one normally find many garments described as "Authentic Burberry, and that is China. I'm quite sure that Burberry one of the most copied brands in China. BTW my knock-off "Burberry London" shorts are holding up very well, had them for a week now. [​IMG]
     


  4. 951socal

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    Hey guys,

    Anyone think this coat is real?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CLASSIC-BURBERRY...item3f0ade1d48

    I have a feeling it's fake. 1) no plaid check under the collar. This could be an older model, though. 2) The label that reads "GBBURLIMCAS" just above a label with some Chinese characters. When I did a Google search of gbburlimacas, the only results I got were Chinese websites (red flag!) that seemed to be discussing fake labels (big red flag!) and one Danish website where a girl was asking if she bought a fake Burberry coat, to which responders believed she did (nail in the coffin).

    I don't own a Burberry, but this 'gbburlimcas' label looks like some Chinese shit. Even the font is suspicious; it looks like a sleek Helvetica an asian brand would use.

    Thoughts?


    fake also burberry split their brand up into different price ranges when they dropped the "s" from the name

    the trench coats from the london line haven't been made in england for years. 20 or so
    the london lines are usually made in turkey or china

    the prorsum stuff is usally italy and a few other places depending on season/article
     


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  6. MikeDT

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    Any opinions on this suit (real/fake and rationale) would be much appreciated - thanks! http://cgi.ebay.com/Authentic-Ralph-...#ht_500wt_1156
    Can't really comment about the RL suit itself. But this Ebay vendor loves using the word 'Authentic' to describe all of his/her lots. That makes me rather suspicious about the items for sale. Are they really authentic? Same with the previous knock-off Chinese Burberry coat post.
     


  7. nirb

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    Genuine lyle&scott?
    I've had this lyle & scott shirt forever but I have no idea if its real or not. The fact that I randomly found it in my closet tells me its fake but can this be verified?


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    Couldn't get a pic of the buttons but they say lyle & scott around them.

    Sorry for the quality, had to use my phone.

    Thanks.
     


  8. Mannix

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    They fake stuff that you can get readily at nearly all Bon Ton stores?
     


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    Checking this for a friend who is planning on selling it...
    He said he got it from a sample sale while he was in Europe a couple years ago...it was a pop up thing that he stumbled into...I really have no idea if it's real or fake...any help would be much appreciated.

    We've checked the serial number on the Moncler website and it worked as a different jacket...which is really fishy. However, the sales rep told him that it wouldn't work at all because the jackets he was selling were considered "sub-standard" for Moncler...which is why he got them.

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    My thoughts are that it was as he said a factory defect or something like that...although there isn't anything wrong I can see with it. I don't own any Moncler pieces so I can't do any comparisons...thanks is advance!

    ps. if anyone is interested in purchasing...let me know and I can ask my friend
     
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  11. Beck

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    Can anyone confirm if these sandals are real authentic gucci sandals?

    Can anyone confirm if these sandals are real authentic Gucci Sandals???

    (Gucci Black Leather Sandals) local thrift find of the day.



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  13. sonthach54

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    Genuine???

    Awww.ebay.com.au/itm/160685406123?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    seems an extraordinary price if it is.
     


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  15. MikeDT

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    "$12,000.NWT" ...surely Brioni suits don't cost that much do they?...I assume that's USD. The vendor seems to have a lot of lux 'new with tags' as well,
     
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