Gucci shirt - real or fake?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VMan, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I've spotted several of these 'Gucci' dress shirts on ebay, and they always seem to fetch low prices - almost always under $50 for a NWT shirt. The seller has 100% postive feedback, but the shirt label seems a bit off. I'm not sure if the authentic Gucci shirts say 'Made in Italy' right under the Gucci name. What do you think? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....63&rd=1
     


  2. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    actually gucci can have 'made in italy' under the gucci name on the label inside the shirt ...... i just double checked mine in my closet (all purchased at a gucci store and/or gucci corporate outlet) and they have it

    what i find interesting is the fact that this seller is saying that they're 100% authentic and because of that, will not accept returns, hmmmm, if they're 100% authentic, then one shouldn't be worried if someone returned a shirt, but if a knockoff, then you won't accept returns ........
     


  3. LabelKing

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    The price seems very off. And besides the seller always seems to have a steady supply which isn't particularly realistic for authentic items. That plastic bag is rather dubious. Here is an authentic Gucci shirt sold which has a picture of the label. Gucci Shirt
     


  4. bryce330

    bryce330 Senior member

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    I'm always worried when the seller has a picture of something other than the actual item for sale - in this auction, the shirt itself is red but the picture shows a white shirt for some reason. There is a picture of a red shirt in a bag next to it, but it's impossible to tell anything about the red shirt.
     


  5. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    bryce is correct regarding the red shirt

    the white one looks authentic
    the red one, who knows, but if you look at the typography of the wording on the plastic bag, it isn't the typeface that gucci uses at all
     


  6. LabelKing

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    From what it looks the white one's picture is from another site. Most likely this one: Website And then when the people receive them they wouldn't know any better whether it is authentic or not.
     


  7. FIHTies

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    Not to mention that the Shirt being sold is a French Cuff (clearly indicated so in the description) and the white shirt is buttoned.

    Also the collars are off. The Red shirt is more of a spread whereas the white is not.
    SO the farmer tells his son...See this hammer boy? I have had this hammer for 29 years...I have changed the handle 9 times and the head 12 but other than that its the same hammer..."

    We do know for sure that the poly bag the shirt is hiding behind Looks to be an authentic gucci poly bag...

    Yah...

    JJF
     


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    FIHTies Senior member

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    Nope...The white shirts on the Rafaello site have the label tucked in so it photographs like a big square stain... this one is out in front.
     


  9. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Thanks for all of the replies, guys. If you check the seller's other items, they have 13 pages of clothing - many of which are brands that are commonly faked (Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Hugo Boss polo shirts). The price seemed too good to be true - and I think in this case it is. I never thought that the seller might photograph an authentic shirt, and then ship out a fake. I am a stickler for details, so I figured that most people would be able to see something different about the shirt pictured vs. the shirt sent.

    I'm always leery when those poly bags are included. I know that some stores have these, but it seems like all of the knockoff Lacoste/Polo/Versace/Gucci stuff on ebay comes with them.
     


  10. MilanoStyle

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    I have bought 2 hugo boss dress shirts .. they were all real. They seem to match all the detail when compared to my 10 other boss shirts purchased in boutique. In Boss case, make sure:

    1. I think they put Hugo Boss engraved button on right sleeve. Never both sleeves ..

    2. Check for care instruction label. It should be about 2'x3.5' size and filled with multi-language ..

    Also, I bought Canali belt .. it was authetic as well .. i saw identical one at the boutique .. weight of the belt was the same ..

    But I bought Prada scarf, D&G dress shirt, Armani suit(got $ back), Gucci shoes. they were all fakes ..

    So, from now on I am not buying any more 'made in italy' from ebay.
     


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    Perhaps we should start a thread notifying user's of what to look out for when purchasing items on ebay. Several of us are novices in this matter and may not be able to tell the difference between a fake Gucci shirt and a real one. Also, it may be of use to list ebay sellers that have a tendency to put up fake items.

    Cheers,
    Adam
     


  12. hermes

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    the interesting thing that is revealed in checking both bluefly.com and rafaello.com sites is that there are gucci shirts whereby the label either says just 'gucci' or 'gucci made in italy', yet both are authentic

    if in doubt, don't buy, it likely isn't what it says it is
     


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    Agreed - white is authentic other is dodgy.
     


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