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

pariscan33

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Hi bought this wallet online. It's a Mont Blanc 14548 Men's Meisterstück Leather Wallet 6cc Black. Simple question: Is it authentic? I was told that older models had the hologram tag on the inside but that it's not used anymore. Is that true? Mine doesn't have it.
 

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Hi everyone!

Joined the forum just to post this. I purchased this BC vest last week from the 'bay and it was very convincing. I couldn't tell anything off from the slightly grainy photos posted given these details were very small, so I pulled the trigger before someone else would. The things I usually looked for checked out, and who in their right mind would make replicas for an understated brand?

Stock sold out quickly from this particular seller which goes to show how convincing they were. When I received it, I knew something was off. The biggest thing that stood out was the hangtag. I assumed that this was a factory second or something (does Cucinelli even have factory seconds?) given the low price. Despite this, the quality is surprisingly good. The vest is heavy and supple, the zippers are crisp, and the whimsical font of "Mr" and "Date" on the name tag were correct.

I've annotated a couple of pictures. Hope you all can confirm my suspicions.
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Conclusions:
- Cucinelli replicas are getting scary accurate now. There are some very minute details that you would not think a counterfeiter would even consider adding. It's only when you get them in hand that you realize.
- If I had no prior knowledge and this was my first piece from them, I would not question it at all. One downside of everything being hand-made is the small imperfections to be expected. As the Japanese say - wabi-sabi.
- Brands that are more ostentatious are the typical target for replicas, so I found it strange that these understated brands are being targeted too.

I'm 99% certain this vest is fake, and I hope the sharp eyes of this forum can confirm for me that last 1% of doubt. With that said, I am still unsure if this might be a factory second, making this entire post a false positive. A part of me refuses to believe that so much time and energy is invested into details for a brand not meant to "flex."

Like I said, it's only been a week. Any suggestions on what I should do next?

PM me any questions if you want specifics. Bear with me, as I'm new to this forum. I spend more time on watches than I do with fashion.

Thanks everyone!
 

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I’m not 99% convinced. I’m 100% convinced. It’s a Fugazi. The paper tags are one big giveaway. But I think you put together a nice photo essay that can be built upon.

if it’s possible, return it. It’s a fake. Whether the seller knew it or not doesn’t matter. If you can’t, and it fits and you like it, then wear it. You could always give it to a charity.
 

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Hello, I'm wondering about these "Loewe" boots.. I live in Spain so there should be more Loewe stuff around but probably more fakes as well. I can't find them online even using the info on the box, and I'm not sure big brands use the sticker that's on the shoes tongue with the shoes composition. Let me know what you think, cheers
 

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Hi everyone!

Joined the forum just to post this. I purchased this BC vest last week from the 'bay and it was very convincing. I couldn't tell anything off from the slightly grainy photos posted given these details were very small, so I pulled the trigger before someone else would. The things I usually looked for checked out, and who in their right mind would make replicas for an understated brand?

Stock sold out quickly from this particular seller which goes to show how convincing they were. When I received it, I knew something was off. The biggest thing that stood out was the hangtag. I assumed that this was a factory second or something (does Cucinelli even have factory seconds?) given the low price. Despite this, the quality is surprisingly good. The vest is heavy and supple, the zippers are crisp, and the whimsical font of "Mr" and "Date" on the name tag were correct.

I've annotated a couple of pictures. Hope you all can confirm my suspicions.
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Conclusions:
- Cucinelli replicas are getting scary accurate now. There are some very minute details that you would not think a counterfeiter would even consider adding. It's only when you get them in hand that you realize.
- If I had no prior knowledge and this was my first piece from them, I would not question it at all. One downside of everything being hand-made is the small imperfections to be expected. As the Japanese say - wabi-sabi.
- Brands that are more ostentatious are the typical target for replicas, so I found it strange that these understated brands are being targeted too.

I'm 99% certain this vest is fake, and I hope the sharp eyes of this forum can confirm for me that last 1% of doubt. With that said, I am still unsure if this might be a factory second, making this entire post a false positive. A part of me refuses to believe that so much time and energy is invested into details for a brand not meant to "flex."

Like I said, it's only been a week. Any suggestions on what I should do next?

PM me any questions if you want specifics. Bear with me, as I'm new to this forum. I spend more time on watches than I do with fashion.

Thanks everyone!
Thank you for this post.
I mean, you got bamboozled, no doubt about it. But it's really appreciated that you share your experience and go into detail.
 

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I’m not 99% convinced. I’m 100% convinced. It’s a Fugazi. The paper tags are one big giveaway. But I think you put together a nice photo essay that can be built upon.

if it’s possible, return it. It’s a fake. Whether the seller knew it or not doesn’t matter. If you can’t, and it fits and you like it, then wear it. You could always give it to a charity.
Did you buy from v-syndicate? This seller just changed their name (the old name escapes me at the moment), but the inventory is all fakes. And you can definitely return it since it's not as described (and you'll get your shipping refunded too).
 

HahaLmao

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Did you buy from v-syndicate? This seller just changed their name (the old name escapes me at the moment), but the inventory is all fakes. And you can definitely return it since it's not as described (and you'll get your shipping refunded too).
I don't think they changed their name, but rather I believe they have alternate accounts. The other account's name is legendary_stuff.

As for the return I'm not sure if I want to gamble with the honesty of a counterfeit seller in offering a full refund. Furthermore, I think shipping counterfeits overseas, even if it's a reimbursed cost, is ill-advised. I'll give an update eventually on what I do. Thank you very much for the information!
 

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Hello!
I purchased a Ralph Lauren sweater from eBay which arrived today. I found some irregularities when I looked at the sweater more closely. My question would be is this a genuine product or not?
Thank you
 

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Hello!
I purchased a Ralph Lauren sweater from eBay which arrived today. I found some irregularities when I looked at the sweater more closely. My question would be is this a genuine product or not? 6.jpg
Thank you
 

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Strannik5

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Hi all ! Need your valuable advice. Recently I have purchased Stefano Ricci winter jacket. The price is ar 900 USD , big X-mas sale in the store which sometimes accused in selling counterfeit clothes. Please advise if it is real or fake. Thank you !
 

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nct226

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Bought the jacket below for my wife, do you think it’s real? I think so but you never know!
 

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comrade

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If you look closely at the label there is a misspelling in the arabic.
 

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Hello there , im glad to be here and you guys maybe can help me out .
i want to buy these offwhite shirts but I cant find out if they Fake or real.

I didnt find a thread with this question so I’m sorry if I’m wrong here !
Maybe you have an eye to spot a fake would be very nice !!! I’m scared to gift fakes on Christmas:-€

also it cost 200€ for both, would be scary to spend it to a fake :/
 

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I would move this over to the streetwear thread - doubt CM people can help you wit off white
 

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