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

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

  1. Snoogz

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    Here's the pics of the tie I bought. I think Zegna may label them slightly different for some vendors. Nieman Marcus Zegna's may be slightly different that Nordstrom's. Just a guess. Orange tie is the one I bought. Yellow tie is on my Watch List. You can notice the absence of the diagonal "Ermenegildo Zegna" label behind the tail of the yellow tie.

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  3. smittycl

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    Anyone have any input on the ties above? Still a little unsure about the missing diagonal Zegna label.
     
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    It looks to me that the silk is twisted a little giving the appearance of it being diagnal while it is not. if the silk was lined up it would look straight. The tie is a little out of shape.
     
  6. smittycl

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    Not quite what I meant. Both ties are missing the Ermenegildo Zegna label that is usually attached on the bottom of the back side of the tie. It runs diagonally down to the tip. Look at the blue Zegna another member posted above my pics. You can see on the yellow tie that the label is missing.
     
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    He means the 'Ermenegildo Zegna' on the lining in the tip, as you can see on the pictures I posted earlier. It's not a matter of them being diagonal or not, it's the fact that they are missing entirely that upsets him.
     
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  8. green_machine

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    My mistake. This is what you're talking about right?

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  9. smittycl

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    Yes! That label is missing from the tie I bought and from many other NWT Zegna's ties some vendors have on eBay. Just curious if anyone else stumbled across these. The tie I bought feels right, heavy silk, very smooth hand, measures exactly like others I got at Barneys New York last year.
     
  10. dukedishin

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    Cross post from the thrift thread...Hermes people, this is fake right?

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    Honestly if you're happy about the quality I wouldn't worry about it too much. Unless you have a source from Zegna you will never be sure if it is or isn't authentic, especially because they change their labelling depending on the market (here in europe they don't have that printing on the skinny end).
     
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  13. smittycl

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    True enough. It looks and feels good so I will keep it. I guess I'm just a bit of a purist on one hand and a careful consumer on the other. If I'm paying for a NWT Zegna then that's what I expect to receive. Also wanted to alert other forum members on possible suspicious wares out there. :)

    One of the vendors even highlights that the ties come in white plastic bags marked with the Zegna label. Never seen that before.


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  14. Arnobuyens

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    Me neither. At the store I work at they are shipped in clear plastic sleeves, I don't have any laying around anymore so I can't provide pictures to show you.
     
  15. smittycl

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    Here's a picture from the eBay vendor's site. The ties are said to come from Bergdorf or Nieman Marcus but my spider-sense is tingling as the saying goes.

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  16. Arnobuyens

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    Oh, so they are clear. Well this is actually the way Zegna delivers them so maybe they are genuine...
     
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  17. FerX

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    Real or fake burberry polo shirt?? thanks

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    Burberry is legit.
     
  19. jasonqw1

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    http://imgur.com/a/XM2yX
    Got it from Japanese Yahoo Auction, does anyone know if it's real or not?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  20. PeterIovine

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    http://imgur.com/a/1T2vc

    Advertised as a brown leather Damier from 2010 which is discontinued.

    Would be appreciated.
     

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