How to spot a fake FERRAGAMO tie

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  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    I came across some fake Ferragamo ties recently so I thought I would post this to help the community spot potential fakes.

    When you compare, the label is obviously the wrong size, but in a photo you may not be able to spot it, but look for the most obvious thing, the badly done "O" in Salvatore:

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    Text is too large on the fake, and has made in Italy:

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    And the lining is wrong:

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    Not a bad fake, especially if it costs a mere fraction of the genuine article.
     
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    Sadly, I've seen one on Ebay which was even closer to the genuine thing. The only way to distinguish it through pictures was the band on the narrow blade, which had the Â[​IMG] level with the bottom of the S in Salvatore rather than floating and didn't actually go all the way around to the seam at the back on the blade.
     
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    The fake is much duller. The real one has color that is deeper. The fake will fade quicker and then it will be very easy to tell.
     
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    Just did a quick search for a couple of listings -

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NWOT-CHARMING-FE...#ht_500wt_1182

    Looks real, huh?

    Wrong. Look closely at the Salvatore Ferragamo on the narrow blade - 'va' and 'tore' are joined up where they shouldn both be independent.

    And another:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SALVATORE-FERRAG...ht_2388wt_1167

    Can't see anything wrong with it? Look at the stitching on the label on the back. The 'Made in Italy' is made up of many little stitches, rather than being just one stitch for each stroke as in idfnl's photos. There are so many Ferragamo fakes floating around that it's all too easy to get caught out.
     
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    Just did a quick search for a couple of listings -

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NWOT-CHARMING-FE...#ht_500wt_1182

    Looks real, huh?

    Wrong. Look closely at the Salvatore Ferragamo on the narrow blade - 'va' and 'tore' are joined up where they shouldn both be independent.

    And another:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SALVATORE-FERRAG...ht_2388wt_1167

    Can't see anything wrong with it? Look at the stitching on the label on the back. The 'Made in Italy' is made up of many little stitches, rather than being just one stitch for each stroke as in idfnl's photos. There are so many Ferragamo fakes floating around that it's all too easy to get caught out.


    Contact the Attorney General of the state where the fake item is sold.

    An interesting read - http://www.oag.state.ny.us/media_cen...nov10c_09.html Buyers get $5000 each for the headache of buying a fake. Seller has to pay big fines.
     
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    Contact the Attorney General of the state where the fake item is sold. An interesting read - http://www.oag.state.ny.us/media_cen...nov10c_09.html Buyers get $5000 each for the headache of buying a fake. Seller has to pay big fines.
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    With all these fakes, it makes me wonder whether the original is even desirable or worth purchasing. For higher value items that require substantial technical expertise, I don't see fakes. I've never heard of a fake Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, etc. However, when it comes to a length of silk with associations of status, fakes abound. When a tie is knotted around someone's neck, I don't think I could discern whether it's real or fake. The issue of real/fake becomes more one of ethics and morality.

    At least with my new J. Press tie I don't have to worry about whether there are legions of fakes in Times Square, on eBay, or elsewhere. The tie doesn't pretend to be anything other than a pink and navy striped tie.
     
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    With all these fakes, it makes me wonder whether the original is even desirable or worth purchasing. For higher value items that require substantial technical expertise, I don't see fakes. I've never heard of a fake Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, etc. However, when it comes to a length of silk with associations of status, fakes abound. When a tie is knotted around someone's neck, I don't think I could discern whether it's real or fake. The issue of real/fake becomes more one of ethics and morality.

    At least with my new J. Press tie I don't have to worry about whether there are legions of fakes in Times Square, on eBay, or elsewhere. The tie doesn't pretend to be anything other than a pink and navy striped tie.


    I'm sorry, but I don't agree. A friend of mine and I were both wearing Burberry's cashmere scarves yesterday night (the nova-check one). His was a fake, mine an authentic one (of course!)
    Well, also from a superficial sight they looked very different, but what is most important to me (and I think to most here on SF) they FELT dramatically different.
    Of course, the ethic and moral issue is nonetheless as much important.
     
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    Just did a quick search for a couple of listings -

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NWOT-CHARMING-FE...#ht_500wt_1182

    Looks real, huh?

    Wrong. Look closely at the Salvatore Ferragamo on the narrow blade - 'va' and 'tore' are joined up where they shouldn both be independent.

    And another:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SALVATORE-FERRAG...ht_2388wt_1167

    Can't see anything wrong with it? Look at the stitching on the label on the back. The 'Made in Italy' is made up of many little stitches, rather than being just one stitch for each stroke as in idfnl's photos. There are so many Ferragamo fakes floating around that it's all too easy to get caught out.



    These look real to me, just a different vintage
     
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    is this real or fake? (
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