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

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Gentlemen, I came across what is supposed to be a Ermenegildo Zegna couture sport coat. As you can see from the attached photos, one of the labels says "Ermenegildo Zegna couture exclusively for" without saying exclusively for whom. Is this a telltale of a fake? Thank you for your replies.
 

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Gentlemen, I came across what is supposed to be a Ermenegildo Zegna couture sport coat. As you can see from the attached photos, one of the labels says "Ermenegildo Zegna couture exclusively for" without saying exclusively for whom. Is this a telltale of a fake? Thank you for your replies.
I wouldn’t say it’s fake. The labels are made and then the particular retail partners name is applied.
 

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Right, but I think it depends on how you read it. Terms such as "made in ****" are pretty tightly regulated. But if it's read as "a genuine product English made and designed since 1924" then it could be construed as an ad line. I don't know.

I'm sure it's Italian made. Also, the details are just too specific. People making knock offs are looking for maximum profitability. Given that, it's doubtful they'd use anything but nylon and slap "Belstaff" on it.

That's just my take.
This is absolutely spot on. They are a traditionally English brand, and they trade on that, hence the English designed line, but they have to declare where it was made, hence the made in Italy tag.
 

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Gentlemen, I came across what is supposed to be a Ermenegildo Zegna couture sport coat. As you can see from the attached photos, one of the labels says "Ermenegildo Zegna couture exclusively for" without saying exclusively for whom. Is this a telltale of a fake? Thank you for your replies.
Legit, it wouldn’t say a store name under it tho it would have the person who ordered its name under it. It probably hit clearance after season when it didn’t sell at retail
 
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Thank you all for your insights. I really appreciate you taking the time to post these helpful replies.
 

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Gentlemen. Anyone know if this looks real? Put up for 80 euros, labeled a "vintage fleece jacket". Seems to say gentleman givenchy on the label, but last I checked that is a perfume?
 

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Gentlemen. Anyone know if this looks real? Put up for 80 euros, labeled a "vintage fleece jacket". Seems to say gentleman givenchy on the label, but last I checked that is a perfume?
I haven’t a clue if it’s genuine or not. But €80 works Out to ~$100 which doesn’t exactly strike me as much of a bargain.
 

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I haven’t a clue if it’s genuine or not. But €80 works Out to ~$100 which doesn’t exactly strike me as much of a bargain.
You are certainly not wrong. Been looking for a cool fleece jacket for weeks after missing out on an old Patagonia fleece jacket for 25 bucks. So this is moreso because I finally found one after searching for so long.
 

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You are certainly not wrong. Been looking for a cool fleece jacket for weeks after missing out on an old Patagonia fleece jacket for 25 bucks. So this is moreso because I finally found one after searching for so long.
even if it is “Givenchy”, it doesn’t look like anything special. I think their was a men’s line in the 1970’s and 80’s which was basically nothing more than just the label. It has nothing to do with Hubert Givenchy.

There is a current men’s line which seems to trend more toward really high end streetwear but this doesn’t strike me as that.
 

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