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

BlackHegel

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I am interested in buying this vintage burberry trenchcoat.
Can anyone tell whether it is a real piece or a fake?
Also around which time was this trenchcoat approximately produced?
 

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Phileas Fogg

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It looks legit from a distance. But then so too does a cross dresser.

close up pics of the tags and the details of the jacket (seams, flaps, buttons, etc) would be helpful.
 

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Same initial reactions as PF. The lining looks contiguous at the seams from a distance, which is a good sign.

Detail shots might help but older stuff is often harder to authenticate. Brands have gone though so many labels and trim over time.
 

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The details of the jacket look correct. I’d say it’s authentic.
I can’t really date it. Based on the label, I’d say it’s within the past 20 years but I’m not 100% sure of that.
 

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Thank you very much for the reply and your judgement.
I also think the timing aspect is a bit difficult to assess, but as they changed the label name from Burberrys to only Burberry in 1999, i think it should be from the 90s then, shouldn’t it?
 

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So only thing that gives me pause is polyester content.

In the 80s these were 51%+ cotton.

Either its a very good knockoff, or 90s Burberry jacked up the poly (very possible).
 

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Hi guys, I need a legit check on these doc martens.. I got them at a low price but this is assuming they're real, I still have the option to return them so please let me know. Cheers
 

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I saw this Brioni tie at a thrift and was wondering if it was real? It does have the numbers on the inside of the tie, although it seems like the threads are somewhat loose instead of being tightly sewn. Not sure I really like the color/pattern anyways.

 

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Hi guys,

Please have a look at this Emporio Armani shirt and tell me if you think its legit Armani or fake.
 

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Hi ,
Can anyone help me with authentication of Dolce& Gabbana jacket. It supposed to be original from vestiare collective. The plate seems kinda odd. Thanks a lot, It's urgent
 

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lriemann

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Hi there, good people.

Can you help me and let me know if this an original Loro Piana I'm looking at?
If so, is it possible to know what year it was made?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Phileas Fogg

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If it has to say “high class”, then it ain’t!

that is unlike any label I’ve seen and I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about LP.

It’s certainly not an LP made under their own label. If anything, its using LP fabric, but even then, LP has a specific requirement for how their product is identified.
 

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