Fake Polo Lot?

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  1. Connemara

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    dusty Senior member

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    I assume you mean vertical placement in relation to the placket. Yeah, I'd be wary; all mine are the same.
     
  3. Connemara

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    I assume you mean vertical placement in relation to the placket. Yeah, I'd be wary; all mine are the same.

    Yep, that's what I was referring to. Thanks for the tip...I looked at mine, and they seemed the same.

    I guess feedback can lie.[​IMG]
     
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    Am I the only one slightly unnerved by the placement of the pony logo on these shirts? They're all over the place. Is that normal?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1


    Perhaps that is why they are being sold on ebay. Irregular lots seem to show up quite a bit. Or they just could be fake.
     
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    Even if they are real, do you really want to wear those silly ponies around ? I have noticed one rule of thumb for most RL merchandise, if it has a logo it is crap. All of the good stuff I have seen from them , material wise have 0 logos.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  6. Connemara

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    Even if they are real, do you really want to wear those silly ponies around ? I have noticed one rule of thumb for most RL merchandise, if it has a logo it is crap. All of the good stuff I have seen from them , material wise have 0 logos.

    Just my 2 cents.


    Polo and Lacoste are the only two logos I will wear, mainly because they represent classic clothing enterprises.

    I have a lot of Polo merchandise without logos (especially dress shirts), so I can agree with your point there.
     
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    some of the other lots look to have slightly more consistent logo placing (just slightly, though).
     
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    I try to buy RL polos on eBay most of the time. Fakes are getting better at copying, but there are still a few things you can look for.

    One fool-proof way you can spot a fake is the collar band on the inside of the shirt.

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    As you can see with this shirt, the band that is running along the collar is made from the same material as the mesh shirt. This indicates that it is a fake, as all real RL polos have a different material for the band. I would show you an example of a real one, but unfortunately, all close-up pictures of RL polos on eBay were fakes. Just check out the shirts you bought in Macy's or in another department store, you'll see that the band is made of a softer cotton and has horizontal ribbing running along it.

    I have yet to see a fake that has this, probably due to slightly higher costs and most importantly, customers just don't realize it.

    If you're considering a big purchase of RL polos, I recommend you ask for a close-up picture of the collar tag (so you can see the banding.) There are a few sellers that sell authentic polos, you just have to investigate, ask for better pictures and hopefully find a legitimate seller. I originally went for the dirt-cheap items and paid the price. Prepare to pay slighter higher prices than the other polos on eBay, but be happy that they're real!

    Hope this helps!

    -Chris
     
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    that tag is a dead giveaway. the counterfeit market is a very strong industry. you should realize factories- and i mean whole factories, are built to make these products. it is an industry in itself where the competition is also tough and they outdo each other. i have seen lacostes, polos, burberrys... that could easily be passed off as authentic.

    bottom line: you really get what you pay for....

    ... and are these logo'd polos really worth it?
     
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