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Fake or real

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by xerxes1358, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. xerxes1358

    xerxes1358 Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am not sure if this kind of posts are allowed in this section of the forum, if not forgive me :) just move this post to the right section, but I was looking for Ralph Lauren polo shirts and I saw this seller on ebay selling polo shirts for really low prices. I wonder if you can identify them as real. If they are real I might buy 4 of them immideatly. Thanks.

    xerxes


    Friendly Buyer Designer Boutique

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-NWT-Polo-Ral...QQcmdZViewItem
     


  2. Wade M

    Wade M Senior member

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    No close up of cotton, no close up of pony, no "made in" tags, no labels, no sales labels, and the bottoms appear to be the wrong length.

    I'm smelling fakey.

    --Wade
     


  3. xerxes1358

    xerxes1358 Active Member

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    Thanks Wade M.

    Too bad those were nice colors (especially the yellow one). Anyone knows a reliable seller on eBay?

    xerxes
     


  4. Wade M

    Wade M Senior member

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    After 4 fake polos over a year(1 lacoste, 1 burberry, 2 RL), from 4 "shops" through asia, I gave up on ebay. They all had super feedback.

    IMO ebay is broken, no1 gives negative feedback, as they don't want to be given bad feedback back. So nothing gets said. Add to that, a lot of the time people can't tell, and they get away with it.

    I'm sure real places are out there, i just CBF'd trying to go through the process of seeing "great" deals on ebay and finding out their fake.

    Sorry I'm not much help in that regard.

    --Wade
     


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    kronik Senior member

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    Simply because of who the seller is, I'd wager they're real.

    They sell quite a few items that are not regularly counterfeited as well as some authentic items I've seen myself.

    JM2C.
     


  6. Wade M

    Wade M Senior member

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    Fair call mate [​IMG] Ebay == the world of fake until innocent in JM2C [​IMG] --djway
     


  7. xerxes1358

    xerxes1358 Active Member

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    Still if any of you know any reliable dealers please let me know. For the mean time I think I have no other cheaper choice then polo.com.
     


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    You can usually find shirts like these for a discount at Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Ross, or Nordstrom Rack. Price is usually $20-30.
     


  9. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Normally I'd say fake because I'd have to agree with Wade about the lack of closeups and what appears to be rather inconsistent placement of the logo (at least to my eyes), but considering this seller's collection and price range (no buy-it-now's for RL jackets @ $50) I might say this could be legit.

    Typically, you're usually better off buying from a seller who has limited inventory where not every shirt is the same color/style which reeks of counterfeit lot merchandise.
     


  10. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    You can usually find shirts like these for a discount at Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Ross, or Nordstrom Rack. Price is usually $20-30.
    Yeah, no real reason to buy Polo polos online unless you're out in the boonies.
     


  11. xerxes1358

    xerxes1358 Active Member

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    Yeah you are right. I checked the prices. There are a lot of polos in sale for $35.


    Today I went to a store to try on some polos. I tried one in size L which fitted really well. I like to wear polos a little bit tight. The XL size was also possible but I had too much room under my arms I think. I dont like that. I wonder if RL polo shirts will shrink a lot after washing? My La coste long sleeve shirts shrenk quiet a bit.

    Should I buy a L or XL ?
     


  12. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I'd go with L, they don't shrink much in my experience but if you want to minimize shrinkage just dry them until they are damp, then hang to dry.
     


  13. Edward Appleby

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    They don't shrink much, plus if they do they stretch out very quickly after about 45 minutes of wear.
     


  14. xerxes1358

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    Ok guys This morning I bought a white RL polo shirt in size L. 45 euros. I think I buy the others via internet :) for $35. But I had to have one to try the first time. Meanhwhile I sent the seller on ebay an email two days ago and asked him if he could send me a few pictures of the shirts (close ups). So here are the pictures. Take a look and tell me what you think. xerxes this is what he said about the polos btw:
    http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ighttagtn6.jpg http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?i...llowtagqb6.jpg
     


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