Please tell me the legitimacy of this Brioni tie I found (INTERESTING STORY INSIDE)

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  1. talitashaloma

    talitashaloma Active Member

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    Hi all,

    Boy do I have quit the story to tell....


    While making my rounds home today, I stumbled across a man throwing out two neckties. He asked me if I wanted them and I took a hunch and said yes. One of them was a Brioni tie and another was a Faberge tie. I only kept the Brioni one.

    I have two big concerns:

    1. The tie has some issues when it comes to being real. I own a few legitimate Brioni ties from top-tier stores and this tie seems to have a few variations from the ones I previously owned. The first concern I have is the logo placement. On most of my other ties the logo is in a darker box on the tab. This one has it in a big font without a box. Another problem I have is the lack of care instructions on the narrow end. The other ones I have include screen printed care instructions--this one does not. Could it be a sample perhaps? That's the only thing I can think of. The last concern I have is the absence of a dis. number. All of my other ties have it on them. Not all ties apparently have that, though.

    2. Because this tie was just picked up, I have no history of how it was treated and who was using it. This leads me to believe that I may be at risk for a bedbug infestation if I decide to bring it inside my house. Currently it is sitting outside in a plastic Zip-Loc bag for my protection. What do you think I should do? Is there a big risk of getting infested from a tie?

    Pictures are attached.

    Thank you SOOO much for your help.

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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    The bedbug risk should not be taken lightly.

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  4. john parker

    john parker Well-Known Member

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    Options are heat above 175 f, dry clean, or one other option is to put the item in a plastic bag and stick it in the freezer for about a week. It takes much longer to kill them using cold than heat, so it's not ideal. But if you absolutely can't wash it, and it won't be damaged by cold, then you can put an item in there and they will die off eventually. Got the last method directly off the internet. Interesting question. Brief review shows the question of ensuring bed bugs are not in clothes, but not much in the way of reports that they go there. Most of the talk is of beds, headboards, chairs and floors.
     


  5. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    not fake
     


  6. talitashaloma

    talitashaloma Active Member

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    How did you decide that it was genuine? How do you explain the absence of care instructions and the odd Brioni logo placement on the tab?
     


  7. NoCleverName

    NoCleverName Senior member

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    If your'e seriously concerned about bed bugs, you could try microwaving it for 45 seconds. I cannot guarantee that your tie won't melt or catch on fire, but it'll kill any bed bugs or eggs on the tie for sure.
     


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