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Hermes Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by buhdda, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. buhdda

    buhdda Active Member

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    Hi all,

    I've recently decided to really put some work into my work wardrobe. In regards to ties Hermes ties really appeal to me, they are the right amount of weight and the silly graphics of animals are unique.

    My question to tell if a tie is real or fake on ebay? When holding a tie I think I can figure out it's authenticity but from say a picture like this can you tell:

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    Also what are some of the best ways to get a good deal? I don't see that at discount retailer, NR, off 5th ever, and again ebay seems like a dicey proposistion to me.

    Thanks in advance for any info...
     
  2. Syl

    Syl Senior member

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    Would also like to know this. I saw a thrift consignment store with a few on sale in Toronto however I'm always wary of people trying to pass off fakes for a profit.
     
  3. mljones99

    mljones99 Senior member

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    Looks legit to me.

    Best way to get a good deal on Hermes? Make friends with someone who works there and will buy you some ties during one of the employee sales.
     
  4. jsherman02

    jsherman02 Senior member

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    I think they (Hermes) is way overpriced and too gimicky for me.
     
  5. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Only buy from sellers with 99% + positive feedback. Also, avoid sellers of major brands (e.g., Hermes) if they are located in Asia.
     
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    sm332 Senior member

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    Could I ask which store this was?

    Would also like to know this. I saw a thrift consignment store with a few on sale in Toronto however I'm always wary of people trying to pass off fakes for a profit.
     
  8. kiLLscaLLion

    kiLLscaLLion Senior member

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    By the same token, if anyone has had good experiences buying authentic Hermes ties from Ebay sellers, please share the names of those sellers.
     
  9. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Only buy from sellers with 99% + positive feedback. Also, avoid sellers of major brands (e.g., Hermes) if they are located in Asia.

    Decent advice. The only surefire way to avoid fakes however, is to bite the bullet and buy at Hermes.

    I almost exclusively buy my ties at Neiman Marcus Last Call or Saks Off Fifth. Excellent selection, Isaia, Kiton, T&A, Brioni, and Borrelli, and almost never over $100.
     
  10. Kregg

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    As for ebay, buy from Andyinternational. He's an excellent ebay seller who specializes in Hermes ties. I'd recommend him for all your Hermes needs.
     
  11. shyzashi

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    Decent advice. The only surefire way to avoid fakes however, is to bite the bullet and buy at Hermes.

    I almost exclusively buy my ties at Neiman Marcus Last Call or Saks Off Fifth. Excellent selection, Isaia, Kiton, T&A, Brioni, and Borrelli, and almost never over $100.

    Hi gnatty8,

    Which NM Last Call has Hermes ties? I have been to the ones in San Diego and Las Vegas, and they never have them. =(
     
  12. tlmusic

    tlmusic Senior member

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    Hi gnatty8, Which NM Last Call has Hermes ties? I have been to the ones in San Diego and Las Vegas, and they never have them. =(
    I don't think you will find Hermes ties at a NM last call. Hermes tries to never put their products "on sale." I think Gnatty8 may have been trying to direct the OP to other equally high quality neckties--ones that are readily available at NM last call. Also look for Charvet, another great brand.
     
  13. pause63

    pause63 Active Member

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    ..Hermes tries to never put their products "on sale."

    what about their annual (bi.annual?) sale in nyc? they have tons of ties. granted you might have to wait in line for about 45 min.
     
  14. Cary Grant

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    I don't think you will find Hermes ties at a NM last call. Hermes tries to never put their products "on sale."

    I think Gnatty8 may have been trying to direct the OP to other equally high quality neckties--ones that are readily available at NM last call. Also look for Charvet, another great brand.


    I saw a few Hermes at Saks off Fifth in Minneapolis not long ago.
     
  15. LARon

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    I agree with, and confirm the observations that:

    1) Hermes ties almost never appear on sale, except at the New York store, and on rare occasion in the Beverly Hills store (which is not advertised; you have to have a relationship with the sales stafff), and

    2) Andyinternational is a good ebay source. He and I have exchanged many purchases and sales (I've bought from him, he's bought from me) over the past four to five years. But, by no means is he the only source. In my experience, the number of legitimate sellers on ebay far outnumber the riskier types who may be attempting to pawn off fakes. I have sold more than 100 Hermes ties on ebay. There may have been persons who questioned my bona fides, or avoided my auctions, because I'm not a regular seller, but that was their loss. All my ties have sold.

    And, they've all been real.

    Life is too short to be lived in fear. If you like a tie on ebay, and take reasonable steps where concerned to verify the seller's bona fides, you should buy it.
     
  16. heard546

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    I sold 3 hermes ties last weekend to a fellow forum member. They were new with tags, and purchased from Nieman Marcus. I am also the person that posted the article on Hermes ties. I am in Dallas, TX and these ties are hard to come bye and find at various stores. And, now I understand why after selling them.

    Hermes is a truly uniqe luxury brand. Other luxury brands have follow Hermes unique design and patterns. For example, Ferragamo and Versace now offer patterns, styles, and similar fabric weigt neckwear with animals and other unique figures on printed silk. For example, I came across a Salvetor Ferragamo tie in repeating omega figures, and 2 others in patterns that I haven't seen. I also came across a Versace in repeating candy canes. So, you can expand your options to other luxury brands as well.

    I will have to agree with other forum members about purchasing ties from overseas sellers, and other ebay sellers. Fakes/knock offs have come along way and are not easy to spot. Have the seller post pictures from several different angels, and upclose of the inner lining and tail. Also, look closely at the logo and registration number on the tail.


    Good luck, and I hope this helps in some fashion.

    tony
     
  17. pred02

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    +1. Also use the guides. It seems that sellers that are selling pre-owned are less likely to sell fakes. I also bought from other sellers, and from what I can tell, they are real.
     
  18. heard546

    heard546 Senior member

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    I recently purchased 3 Hermes ties last weekend from NM Last Call here in Dallas TX, and sold all 3 to a fellow forum member. Will see if I can find some Hermes this morning while I am out and post pictures if I do.

    NM Last Call Sale prices on Hermes are around $49 to $85, on a good sale day and if you know someone that works in te mens department.

    -tony

    Hi gnatty8,

    Which NM Last Call has Hermes ties? I have been to the ones in San Diego and Las Vegas, and they never have them. =(
     
  19. shyzashi

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    Hi LARon,

    What is your eBay ID? Do you have anything up for auction right now?

    SHY
     
  20. shyzashi

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    Hi pred02,

    I have bought ties from andyinternational before. Yes, he is an excellent seller on eBay. He has a good guide on how to spot fake Hermes ties. I have also come across a website that is a great resource for people buying Hermes ties on eBay. http://www.buyrealhermesties.com/

    SHY
     

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