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

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

  1. TheOne11

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    Hi thanks. Thought so.
     

  2. Henryjugirl

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    Hi,
    I got these at my local goodwill and was hoping that they're real. Could you be so kind to assist me in authenticating them. Your time is truly appreciated.

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  4. Taverner.cohen

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    Not sure the letters from the label look good; are they from a respected shop?
     

  5. Henryjugirl

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    Thanks so much
     

  6. Henryjugirl

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    Yes they are, I've found authentic prada, burberry and gucci there before but was a bit skeptic especially about the black pants. Thanks for your time
     

  7. kbadgley84

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    The shittyness of the pants are right on par with legit ones. I remember the first time I found some and was super disappointed with the quality
     

  8. Dandy_dapper

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    Absolutly, they look fake 100%
     

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    Already had posted these in the "thrift" thread, but thought I'd ask here about real/fake for anyone knowledgeable with Kenzo?

    Found this "Kenzo" sweater and wondering if legit or not.

    Material and stiching seems good. I know Kenzo does have some Made in China items so that itself does not worry me.

    Two things I can see are how care tag is stiched on...and a "M" for medium size tag is actually located further up the collar/shoulder seam instead of off the Kenzo neck tag.



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  10. Taverner.cohen

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    I am not an expert at all, but I would say it seems to be legit, label and sewing look good to me; check this:
     

  11. Cheeps

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    Hey,

    I recently shot this Kiton at an eBay auction and I am not sure if it is real.

    The Kiton label does not say "made in italy" and there is no tag below it saying "100% wool, made in italy" or the likes. (Edit: found the 100% wool label in another pocket)

    Additionally, on the other label it does not say what kind of wool it is (150s etc) and neither the color. Any ideas?

    Thank you!

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    Hello StyleForum

    I bought this Ermenegildo Zegna suit from a local thrift store and wanted to know if it was real. I've read that most fakes mess up the uppercase "E" in Ermenegildo, leaving out the little "wings" inherent in serif font. This one looks good to me in that respect. But the suit doesn't have a normal material tag that I could find. It only has that little label above the left pocket that says "Wool & Cashmere," which is throwing me off, and a care tag. It is fully canvassed (I did the pinch test), and the fabric feels very soft. The pick stitching on the lapel also looks to be high quality. Any ideas? Please see the attached photos. Thanks in advance. I look forward to learning from the forum.






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