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

AndrewST

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Difficult to tell from the picture quality, but the label appears to match my navy suit (apart from the stitching around the edges):

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I’m sure we have lots of resident experts on BB labelling, but based on the two Golden Fleece jackets I have it seems the labelling isn’t standard across the whole range. Here’s my other one:

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Appears to be an identical label to the first picture but with different stitching, which is what concerned me. Sorry about poor pic quality; entirely my fault (zoomed in). Should I be concerned that there’s no classic V-pattern stitching?

Here’s another pic.
 

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Should I be concerned that there’s no classic V-pattern stitching?
I’m no expert, but not necessarily. The gold stitching is a standard addition as far as I know, but if this is a vintage piece it may have just come loose at some point and been replaced. It’s quite relaxed stitching and very easy to snag, and it seems to me that if someone were to go to the effort of faking a Golden Fleece suit they wouldn’t have skipped such an easy detail that would obviously give it away as fake.

The size label in your second photo perfectly matches the one in my suit, down to the spacing of the characters and the slightly skewed stitching around the edges, and the buttonhole is also identical.
 

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I’m no expert, but not necessarily. The gold stitching is a standard addition as far as I know, but if this is a vintage piece it may have just come loose at some point and been replaced. It’s quite relaxed stitching and very easy to snag, and it seems to me that if someone were to go to the effort of faking a Golden Fleece suit they wouldn’t have skipped such an easy detail that would obviously give it away as fake.

The size label in your second photo perfectly matches the one in my suit, down to the spacing of the characters and the slightly skewed stitching around the edges, and the buttonhole is also identical.
Thanks, Keith. That's good to know! On closer inspection I see that the there's a small belt buckle loop just above the zipper, which would be an odd touch for a knock off suit.
 

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Thanks, Keith. That's good to know! On closer inspection I see that the there's a small belt buckle loop just above the zipper, which would be an odd touch for a knock off suit.
What is the purpose of that little loop? Watch chain or something??
 

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What is the purpose of that little loop? Watch chain or something??
It’s a belt keeper loop. You pass the prong of the belt through the loop before fastening it, and it will keep your belt buckle centred. Not much of an issue for most people, nor most belts, but I have a couple of suede belts that have a habit of shifting off centre as I move, so it can come in handy on occasion.
 

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It’s a belt keeper loop. You pass the prong of the belt through the loop before fastening it, and it will keep your belt buckle centred. Not much of an issue for most people, nor most belts, but I have a couple of suede belts that have a habit of shifting off centre as I move, so it can come in handy on occasion.
Thanks!! I will use it. My belts always go wonky with my cords, so I can see this as very useful
 

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Hi everyone!

Hope you're all well.

New to the forum and loving all the content so far!! ✌

Please do let me know if this question does not belong here, I just saw similar questions regarding authenticity of items on here and thought it should be okay if I asked something similar. Once again, please do advise if there are any concerns/issues.

Getting to the question, I found this Thom Browne shirt at a thrift store down here in Melbourne, Australia. When I brought it back home and had a proper look, it just didn't feel authentic and like an actual $700 shirt, but I may be totally wrong. I would greatly appreciate your input here to decipher if it's an authentic piece or not and why or why not you think that is.

Thank you! 🙏
 

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Hi everyone!

Hope you're all well.

New to the forum and loving all the content so far!! ✌

Please do let me know if this question does not belong here, I just saw similar threads regarding authenticity of items on here and thought it should be okay if I asked something similar. Once again, please do advise if there are any concerns/issues, happy to make adjustments as needed 👍

Getting to the question, I found this Thom Browne shirt at a thrift store down here in Melbourne, Australia. When I brought it back home and had a proper look, it just didn't feel authentic and like an actual $700 shirt, but I may be totally wrong. I would greatly appreciate your input here to decipher if it's an authentic shirt or not and why or why not you think that is the case.

Thank you! 🙏
 

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The details look right and I’m inclined to say it’s genuine.

No shirt is worth $700. In fact, I don’t think TB shirts cost that much new. They do make a solid product though.
 

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The details look right and I’m inclined to say it’s genuine.

No shirt is worth $700. In fact, I don’t think TB shirts cost that much new. They do make a solid product though.
Thanks a lot for your response! When you say "details", what are you referring to exactly? The tags for instance?
I wasn't fully sure if they were actually $700, I just remembered from a quick Google search I did, it must've been $700 Australian dollars.
 

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Thanks a lot for your response! When you say "details", what are you referring to exactly? The tags for instance?
I wasn't fully sure if they were actually $700, I just remembered from a quick Google search I did, it must've been $700 Australian dollars.
cost and worth are two different things of course.

yes, details like the tags, inside labels, the tri-color stripe (which appears to have the texture of grosgrain) all suggest that it’s authentic.
 

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Appreciate the help here mate! 🙏
Ah yes cost and worth 🤦‍♂️ It's been a loooong day 🥱
But yes absolutely agree there. The shirt must have some sort of rare, valuable materials for it to be worth that much.
 

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