Is this a fake hermes tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, May 26, 2004.

  1. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    I tend to agree that, although many Hermes ties have unique and attractive patterns, they can seem rather flimsy (thus not making good knots in my experience). I had one once (and have touched/seen many others), but hardly ever wore it and it's since gone to the thrift shop.

    I'd much rather have a Charvet.
     


  2. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Senior member

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    I too would agree that it is not that nice, but for the price I'm not going to say no.

    Also, the fact that you can get a high-quality tie from Tie Rack's premium range, means that there is little point hunting for a well constructed tie, when they are availble for 25 pounds. That is not to say that I wear them often (or own many), but my point is, one should look more at the design than the quality when it comes to a tie. It is not a Suit or Shirt after all.
     


  3. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    I would bet you that if you email Hermes and ask their opinion they can offer one. Ebay has some faults but if they discover that someone is knowingly selling fakes they crack down hard.

    In order to make a fake like this one worthwhile you would need to produce a significant number due to the setup of the screens.

    Assuming a Chinese factory in "tie city" were to disregard copyrights (nahhhhh, couldn't be) I am bombarded weekly with offers from chinese tiemakers telling me that I should produce my ties there at a $2-$2.50 unit price. Just for giggles I always write back and tell them to send me a sample of their handmade 7-fold and never hear back. If someone is selling a few Hermes ties cheap it would not raise my eyebrows much - some patterns flop and you dump them.

    ...now if this seller had 100 of this model and 100 of 4-5 other models I'd be writin Hermes.
     


  4. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    English is not my language so I can not explain in details as you do, sorry.

    And you can find something ugly without looking details as much as you do
     


  5. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    Do you buy a brand, a price or a garment you like and you want?

    I had the same behaviour before (sometimes buying just because it is a good brand not because I like it) and regret it after...
     


  6. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    The color is green = nice for hunting or fot army but for business... With which color of suit can you wear this tie? Patterns are childish. Unique do not mean nice for me.
    No green (for army) No checks (not for work) No stripes combined with circles No patterns on ties (childish) It must be easy wearing the same 5 monochromatic looks every week... My smart aleck remark of the day. Â Carry on. [​IMG]
    No green (for army) No checks (not for work) No stripes combined with circles No patterns on ties (childish) It must be easy wearing the same 5 monochromatic looks every week... Read issues dealing with "gentlemen's dress code", for exemple on this site and you will see that : 1) green is not dressy at all and reserved for "gentlemen farmer" 2) check is far aways less formal than plain or strips 3) there is a "rule" : 1 pattern/strips with 2 plain (tie, shirt,suit) I never said no patterns...but these one are rather childish and old of fashion (looks like a tie from my father's younth) Do you want to be a perrot with a mximum of color or looks well dressed? I wear : white or blue shirts (plain or stripped) and sometimes pink blue or gray suits (plain or stripped) and sometimes beige blue, red, yellow, pink, orange ties (plain, stripped and few with dots) blue, red braces (plain stripped) That gives me enough combination not to look the same way twice in 2 weeks. Am I wrong?
     


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    Yosarian77 Well-Known Member

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  8. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    For clarification, I did not say this was my favorite tie ever. And I did not bid on it, nor was I planning to. But I liked the tie and wondered about its authenticity.

    I just don't get Ernest's critiques of the color green though. A beautiful green tie -- of which I own a few -- does wonders for a navy blue suit and can be worn with white, lavender, or blue shirts equally well. It is so much brighter than blue, and so much more original than red. Green ties are perhaps my favorite second only to light purple shades.
     


  9. desmondc

    desmondc New Member

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    Is the tie a fake? If the seller is from Hong Kong, probably. My first experience buying an Hermes tie on ebay was from a seller called "goldenchicks1278". After paying for the tie, I got a notice the next day from ebay saying that the seller had been banned due to copyright infringements and that I didn't have to go through with the deal. Too late. The tie arrived a few days later, and even to my untutored eye it looked like a fake. What really burns me though "” along with ebay allowing sellers to register with hotmail addresses "” is that a few days later another Hermes tie seller appeared on ebay, registered in Hong Kong under the name "goldenchicks2525". [​IMG] I should have known better, since I live in Hong Kong and see fake designer wear, handbags and watches all over the place. Not a lot of damage done, as I didn't pay much for the tie. But from now on, I'll be buying my ties online from Carlo Franco and www.tiedeals.com.
     


  10. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Fake Hermes? I love the tie, but I suspect it's a fake.
    If this tie have not been an Hermes but a unknown brand @ 10 USD, would you buy it?
    wow... that's an ugly tie.
     


  11. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ernest doesn't like green ties?? Green is my favorite color for ties. I think I'll wear one tomorrow with a checked shirt, a brown suit and tan shoes [​IMG]
     


  12. Carlo

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    Andrew - Crocodile belt, don't forget that.
     


  13. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ah yes, that would finish the look nicely.

    Actually I think it could look pretty good, don't you think?
     


  14. ernest

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    And a the clown nose? Do noy forget it. [​IMG]
     


  15. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    With all the clothes relegated to "gentlemen farmer" status French farmers must be the best dressed in the world. My dress style shall henceforth be known as the "French gentleman farmer" look.
     


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