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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ebmk3891, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. marblehouse

    marblehouse Senior member

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    Cross-post from the ID thread:

    Trousers by Kiton, but the fabric tag for the trousers seems more like Isaia...


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  2. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Looks real, albeit slightly dated.
     
  3. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Does look like Isaia... never seen a fabric tag like that for Kiton - Kiton usually uses a fabric tag that is much smaller.
     
  4. HansderHund

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    They look real to me!




    +1 Definitely real, but old. The inner-pocket tag says it's deadstock from the 1980s or 1990s. Certainly nothing inherently wrong with that, but it's probably been sitting in someone's storage warehouse for quite a few years.
     
  5. tjkili

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    Thanks for the quick response. I don't really mind if the coat is dated and thought myself that it might have been a shelf warmer...I think the guys in the store had absolutely no clue what they were selling....anyways for 26 EUR you can hardly go wrong :)
     
  6. HansderHund

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    Certainly not! I've seen that happen before...stores that sell off their old stock to discounters or simply bring out things for sales. If it looks good and fits well, it's a steal!
     
  7. MikeDT

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    :D Saw a pair of them yesterday at the supermarket.
     
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  8. stefanie

    stefanie New Member

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    Authentic Hermes?????????????
    Can you tell me anybody is this hermes day
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    l planner the real deal purchased on Ebay around 2004 from "hermes goddess"
    please help, figure this one out
    thanks, Stefanie
     
  9. Derrick Aud

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    Zegna ties - authentic? (updated w/ close-up photos)
    Just curious what everyone thought about the Zegnas this guy is selling, or if anyone has done business with him before. I ordered one from him, but the label seems a little off, and it was shipped in a plastic sleeve with a Zegna logo that looked to have been printed pretty sloppily.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/195-Ermeneg...918494560?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item1e7b59b160

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Edit: Here are some photos of the tie I purchased. Any thoughts? Thanks again for any help!

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  10. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Edit-nvm. Spoo says it is real so it is real.
     
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  11. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Then again he has been an eBay member since 2004 and has 12000+ feedback.
    If you really want this tie contact him and get the facts.
     
  12. cpmac7

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    The look real.... real old :happy:
     
  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Real deal holyfield.
     
  14. deveandepot1

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    Trust this guy.
     
  15. Derrick Aud

    Derrick Aud New Member

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    Yeah they are obviously not anything that came out recently, but I do really like the pattern of the one I purchased. It's definitely silk and has a nice thickness and heft. I'm just a little paranoid about authenticity since I lived in China for a while and saw the amount of counterfeiting that goes on there (luckily, this tie didn't come directly from there). The price was fair for what appears to be a quality silk tie, but I'm still curious if it's a fake. Just trying to figure out if I should demand a refund or if it looks authentic enough to hang onto.

    @deveanddepot: I contacted the seller to ask for a few details and tell him the concerns I had; I guess I'll see what he says and if it's believable enough. Like you said, he does have great feedback, and there weren't any complaints about counterfeit items, which is why I bought it in the first place.

    EDIT: Scooped. Thanks for the help SpooPoker. If you don't mind me asking, what should I be looking for that makes you sure it's authentic? Thanks again; I really appreciate it!
     
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  16. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    I just searched my inbox, it looks like I bought a Macy's house brand tie from them years ago.
    I don't remember it being fake.

    I hope that helps a little.
     
  17. Derrick Aud

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    @deveanddepot: I trust you guys more than I trust myself; I don't have a ton of experience with Zegna. If Spoo thinks it's real, and you've had a good experience with the seller in the past, that's good enough for me. Thanks again for the reply!
     
  18. Journeyman

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    Agree with others - the Zegna tie looks real, but old. That logo hasn't been used for quite a few years but if you like the tie, if it's in good condition and is a reasonable width, then go for it.
     
  19. nerdoldnerdith

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  20. Istoard

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    YSL jacket on eBay- real or fake?
    Dear all,

    I've just purchased a Yves Saint Laurent jacket from eBay, but now after reading online about the prevalence of fakes on eBay, I'm feeling less confident about its authenticity.

    The item is listed here:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MENS-YVES...skQXyHOBiqE88%2FHBa14%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

    The seller has perfect feedback for over 600 listings (bar one case, who claimed his purchase was fake), but I was wondering if it was possible for anyone here to give their opinions.
    A speedy answer would be much appreciated, as I have not yet paid for the item. Should I ask for further photographs for clarification?

    Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help! :)
     
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