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

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

  1. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Senior member

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    Hey guys, I just bought this Zegna Trofeo cloth suit for $202 from EBay here. The seller has great reputation and the labels look authentic, but I would definitely appreciate any second opinions as the suit was made by a "private tailor". What do you say? Fake or not fake?

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  3. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I think the cloth is likely real, but know it is not a Zegna branded suit.
     


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    Is this Belstaff Roadmaster authentic? Please help :/
    Hello guys,

    i've just bought a Belstaff Roadmaster from ebay. The seller seemed legit to me. 100% with 1k auctions and no negatives. Today i received the jacket and I'm afraid
    this jacket might be fake. If anyone could just have a look at the jacket I'd be very grateful.

    best regards

    denko
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  5. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    They state on their website that they're a 'lifestyle brand' so that could mean their stuff is made anywhere. Best advice is to email the labels to their counterfeit department for them to verify: http://www.belstaff.eu/Advice+on+Counterfeit+Goods/Counterfeits,en_GB,pg.html


    Does it look well made to you? Are the seams straight and neat? If so its about as genuine as a lifestyle brand gets.
     
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  6. OzzyJones

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    hey guys! thanks for the rapid answers. @ozzyjones sorry for the stupid question but what makes you think this jacke is legit? i would really like to know :)
     


  8. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    The sewing looks neat and even, the hardware is stamped on the reverse and the car instructions are spelled properly. If its waxed cotton is it heavy? If its heavy its probably real waxed cotton. Beyond that you'd have to get details from the company.
     


  9. denkoviccc

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    Well, the jacket isnt as shiny as new ones are, I assume the previous owner washed the jacket somehow since it isnt that shiny anymore or maybe its just due to the fact its worn out.
    The jacket feels indeed a bit heavy.
     


  10. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Waxed cotton has a matte finish so again sounds pretty normal. If its been washed it may need to be waxed again to keep it waterproof.
     


  11. OzzyJones

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    I have the same coat, bought from a Belstaff shop. The heavy ones are more matt Than the lighter weight version. Your labelling actually conforms better to the standard than mine (union flag below breast pocket, mine is inside) but apparently they aren't all exactly the same according to the SA in the shop
     
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    Gucci backpack different label, fake or not?

    ASup guys,

    I've come across a second hand gucci backpack i wanted for a long time

    but I've seen that the leather label inside of the back is different, its round instead of straight.
    does that mean that it's fake?

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    source: http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/246898KGDKG8588#

    would you say its fake or authentic?
     


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    Is this Tommy Bahama legit?

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