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

volcanotristate

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Good Afternoon Gents and Ladies,
Came across this in a church thrift and wonder what you all thought. No material tags but it feels exactly like the heavy merino my Inis Meain sweater is made of.
 

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To add on the seller said that this pair was purchased in japan and may have been from an older release but i’m not too sure how reliable that is since I haven’t seen any tags similar to this one. Also the seller has been selling multiple pairs of the same pant on grailed.
Did you find out if these were authentic or not? I have a similar issue on my hands
 

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Seller claims that they've not been used more than a few times.
Does lobb use this kind of heels or all lobb's are J L heel?
I don’t know. I doubt someone would knock off John Lobb.

Judging by the wear, I seriously doubt they were worn only a few times. They’re not in bad shape, but have definitely been worn.

To assume they are fake is to assume someone would go through the trouble of getting a John Lobb embossed foot bed, forge the interior markings and try to pass off a pair of used shoes as something they are not.
 

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I don’t know. I doubt someone would knock off John Lobb.

Judging by the wear, I seriously doubt they were worn only a few times. They’re not in bad shape, but have definitely been worn.

To assume they are fake is to assume someone would go through the trouble of getting a John Lobb embossed foot bed, forge the interior markings and try to pass off a pair of used shoes as something they are not.
I've checked the John Lobb website and Philip II heels were exactly like the one in the picture.
I don't think they are fake but there's a serious surge of interest for John Lobb in China according to Google trends and they have good shoemaker who can fake anything. John Lobb prestige and price tag seems to be the attracting factor.
For example these seem to be total fakes. I have original warwicks I can tell.

And for the Philip II that I've posted here do you think that $300 is a fair price for them?
 

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I've checked the John Lobb website and Philip II heels were exactly like the one in the picture.
I don't think they are fake but there's a serious surge of interest for John Lobb in China according to Google trends and they have good shoemaker who can fake anything. John Lobb prestige and price tag seems to be the attracting factor.
For example these seem to be total fakes. I have original warwicks I can tell.

And for the Philip II that I've posted here do you think that $300 is a fair price for them?
I don’t buy used shoes and the idea of paying that much for something that was on someone else’s feet isn’t something I could offer an opinion on.

They are black cap toe balmorals. Nothing special really expect the brand.
 

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I don’t buy used shoes and the idea of paying that much for something that was on someone else’s feet isn’t something I could offer an opinion on.

They are black cap toe balmorals. Nothing special really expect the brand.
I agree.
 

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I don't think I've ever seen Fendi's labels like that except for holograms on their bags. Apparently it was from their collection more than a decade ago. Is it authentic?
 

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This is allegedly a used Corneliani suit sold for extremely cheap money (around $40). However, with a tag that literally says "CORNELIONI", is there at all a possibility this could be authentic? The reason I'm wondering is the fabric, really: super 140's wool and 100% cupro for the lining?

This is something I wouldn't expect from a fake. But maybe I'm wrong? Do fakes also invest in more expensive fabrics? Or do they simply lie about this like they lie about the maker?

Plus, that whole zip pocket looks super cheap to me.
 

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This is allegedly a used Corneliani suit sold for extremely cheap money (around $40). However, with a tag that literally says "CORNELIONI", is there at all a possibility this could be authentic? The reason I'm wondering is the fabric, really: super 140's wool and 100% cupro for the lining?

This is something I wouldn't expect from a fake. But maybe I'm wrong? Do fakes also invest in more expensive fabrics? Or do they simply lie about this like they lie about the maker?

Plus, that whole zip pocket looks super cheap to me.
That is definitely fake. I don't know who goes through all the trouble relatively unknown brands.
 

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