No wonder there are so many Ralph Lauren Polo fake shirts....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Schweino, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    +1.
     


  2. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Particularly in regards to the Polo line. The other lines (i.e. RRL, BL, PL) generally lack a logo and are better constructed making cheap fakes easier to spot.
     


  3. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    agreed. i assumed he was speaking of the run of the mill polo line and nothing more. the polo line t shirts and poo shirts arent much to write home about.
     


  4. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I'm not sure this would justify them as being fake. As others mentioned the quality is a joke on Polo and the same shirt could easily be made in 10 different factories using different methods. I've remember when I bought two of the same color polos and the coloring was slightly different on each. And with Polo oxford shirts at $20 or so at outlets / marshalls and such, why would you even go on eBay?
     


  5. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Counterfeiting is actually GOOD for sales.
    Read the research on this
     


  6. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    :eh:, I am interested though, post a link buddy.
     


  7. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I would guess that since people who can't access the real thing get fakes, it spreads the brand more. Then when someone increases their income, they try to buy the real thing.

    Free ads + free loyal customers
     
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  8. Schweino

    Schweino Senior member

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    In all "how to spot fakes" guides it's mentioned that RL Polo oxford shirts have single stitching on the sides instead of double stitching. That was a clue for me. I own about 30 RL polo shirts bought at full retail at official stores in the US and Europe and they all have single stitched sides. The one I got from Taiwan has double stitched sides.

    I live in Europe (Netherlands) by the way and we don't have outlets where you can get $20 Polo oxford shirts. Full retail they are $115 here (85 eur) and if you can find them on sale or in one of the two RL factory stores we have in The Netherlands they are somewhere around $65.
     
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  9. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Good thing you helped to perpetuate the selling of fake items on Ebay, and are happy with your purchase. You are clearly the sort of customer that RL customer service should be spending their time on.
     


  10. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Good thing you don't work in a companies customer service.
    Schweino has a good point that he tried to purchase a product online that was represented to be real and was not. Zippo, for example, would jump on fakes quickly and probably thank the customer who informed them. It is a matter of company policy and clearly junior RL staff haven't been instructed to care.
    You can't criticize him for trying to do the right thing.
     


  11. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    Didn't read the whole threak, but ralphlauren.com isn't run by Ralph Lauren, Inc...they contract it out
     


  12. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    I'm actually surprised by the reactions in this thread.

    This is clearly an issue that RL should be addressing (or at least paying lip service to addressing) and as some of the few people left who appreciate genuine quality are we not the bunch who might give a shit?

    It may be a fact of life now, but surely Rl should at the very least say "Thank you for bringing this to attention, we will investigate the matter" instead of firing back a generic message?
     


  13. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Doing the right thing isn't buying items you believe to be knock offs, then being happy with your purchase because it was cheap when you figure out that it really was fake.
     


  14. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    No, it is:

    Complain to the seller - check
    Confirm the fraud - check
    Inform the victims - check
    Put it down to experience - check


    What the fuck else is he supposed to do? If you'd like a picture of him howling at the moon in rage then you may be expecting too much from the internet.
     


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    idfnl Senior member

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    Not buy from asia
     


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