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

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

  1. rcc1

    rcc1 Active Member

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    Hello, for me it looks authentic. I have one with the same labels and details.
     
  2. MikeDT

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    The label doesn't have "Bianco Brioni" so it's probably OK.
     
  3. bond0007

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    thanks. Any idea how old this style is? I assume about 5-10 yrs old.
     
  4. jtw3036

    jtw3036 Well-Known Member

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    Those Kiton Jeans are authentic.
     
  5. rcc1

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    Yes, I agree with you. There is another detail that should be in your suit. A label in the jacket written "made in italy" in blue.
     
  6. rcc1

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    Thank you very much. What detail did you observe? I was suspicious because it's extremely soft and light like no other jeans I've seen.
     
  7. rcc1

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    LOL!!!!!!!!
     
  8. green_machine

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    these look like guccis but.... they are old,have been fully resoled and the name on the insole may have been warn down. i found them in the same size as another same resoled poulse skone and co shoes. so i dont think they would be wearing fakes. let me know how i can tell !?!?! [​IMG]
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  9. suited

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    I have zero experience with purple label suits/tuxedos, so while this looks legit, I've seen some pretty creative tag work before with fakes...
     
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  10. rcc1

    rcc1 Active Member

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    Where is this from?
     
  11. MikeDT

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    Unlikely they'd fake a basted Purple Label RL tuxedo. But you never know, Japanese super fakes?

    I think the Gucci and Poulson shoes are legit as well. Just they look rather grubby, old and worn out. Very much enjoyed by their previous owner no doubt. Probably not worth much anyway. Might be OK as novelty pencil holders or bulb planters, wouldn't wear them though.
     
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  12. suited

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    Selling from a store in the UK, around $1200.
     
  13. MalfordOfLondon

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    Real.
     
  14. mack1

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  15. Jneezy

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    Is this a fake Loro Piana? Pics inside.
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    Please advise on authenticity. Thanks in advance.

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  16. prada g

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    Authenticity Check Prada on Mens Shoes
    Hello everyone :)

    this is my first post & i look forward to doing my part to contribute to the forum in the future. In the mean time, I have a question.

    I would like for someone to confirm if the below shoes are real or fake. I recently purchased these 2 pair on ebay & I have my suspicions (& think both could be fake), but i would like anyone that is a prada aficionado to weigh in.

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    thanks in advance to anyone that can assist.

    Cheers!

    Jon
     
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  17. Anatole Pang

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  18. MikeDT

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    Think it can be very difficult to tell real from fake with sneakers. Because so often the Chinese sweat-shops that make them for Prada, are also making the fakes and selling them on Ebay. The real difference is the price you're paying for them.

    BTW these are sneakers not shoes.
     
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  19. prada g

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    thanks for the heads up MikeDT :)


    anyone else have any input about these 2 pair of sneakers? I am almost positive that the maroon suede pair are not real. One thing that raises flags is the fading of the sneaker backs. This only happens when there is paint or cheap dye used. I have seen something similar on another pair that has crossed my path. The white pair has me scratching my head. They look decent, but i would prefer not to own anything that is not authentic. I used to work for an Intellectual Property Law Firm (we litigated numerous brand "misrepresentations")and the last thing i want to do is support the market of fake goods by purchasing or owning them.

    thanks to all in advance for your assistance :)

    cheers!

    Jon
     
  20. MikeDT

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    Jon, I think you might have answered your own questions there, given that they came from Ebay and not a Prada boutique or an authorised Prada concession.

    From the book: The Economics of Counterfeit Trade: Governments, Consumers, Pirates and Intellectual Property Rights
    "Factories in the Philippines or China that produce licensed manufactured goods may run unauthorized second shifts with shoddy components i.e. The Asian factory that makes sneakers under contract to Prada, is also making the knock-offs.

    You might want to read it, seen as you used to work for an IP law firm.
    http://www.amazon.com/Economics-Counterfeit-Trade-Governments-Intellectual/dp/3540778349
     

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