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HOF: Labels, heels and nail patterns - Secrets to ID the maker

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. MJMcRibb

    MJMcRibb Senior member

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    The label is legit, but that stitching is kind of a hack job.
     
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  2. Ich_Dien

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    I wouldn't say so - Zegna trousers usually carry the exact same label as the jackets.
     
  3. Ich_Dien

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    Think you'll find it's the seal of Eton College - not only does it have the coat of arms of Eton (beneath Mary), it also has the Latin

    SIGILLU COMMUNE PREPOSITI COLLEGII REGULUS BEATE MARIE DE ETON (The Royal College of St. Mary).

    Mary is surrounded by angels holding the arms of Henry VI.

    No doubt your ex-Senator must have been an old Etonian. Further to that, the seal is not in popular usage today so I would suggest that the buttons certainly are a lot closer to that 1820 date than 1975.
     
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  4. othertravel

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    Could be incotex; I think they have some factories in Portugal.
     
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  5. Ich_Dien

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    Not entirely convinced of that, either.
     
  6. txwoodworker

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    I have a NWT incotex and the Made in Portugal looks very similar if that helps.
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  7. JackFlash

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    I would agree with the the Incotex call; the made in Portugal tag is identical. Incotex also makes for Zenga.
     
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    That is awesome - thank you so much for the additional information! What a fascinating piece.


    Thirded on Incotex. Have the same "Made in Portugal tag", that script is on all their stuff, and I also have other Faconnable by Incotex pants that are the same.
     
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  9. othertravel

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    I have to say Faconnable is producing some quality products. The suits and SCs are are now made by Caruso (not Cantarelli), made in Italy ties (by Breuer?) and Made in Italy shoes as well as some by AE. A great brand if you can find it on discount.
     
  10. Hoofit

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    Thanks for all the help.
     
  11. txwoodworker

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    Good to know. I never find anything but shirts and chinos.
     
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    Great work Ich_Dien. That's really interesting. I wonder how many Senator have been Old Etonians. Can't have been that many; it might be possible to id the former owner.
     
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    Bought this a while back, now a bit suspicious upon taking pictures. I been duped, right?

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    Unless Aquascutum moved production to Korea... :facepalm:
     
  14. GMMcL

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    but who fakes aquascutum?
     
  15. txwoodworker

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    That same crafty Korean that faked my Pal Zileri. Actually I'm trying to find if it was possibly licensed.
     
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    I hate Brooks, they always confuse me . [​IMG]

    Normally would think Alden, but no 3 nails??

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  17. hooker4186

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    100% Alden.
     
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  19. tonylumpkin

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    That's because the heels have been replaced. Definitely Alden.
     
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