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UFOs: Unidentified Fashion Objects - The Fake, Phoney and Just Plain Funny

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FaceOfBoh, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    This thread is an off-shoot of The Official Thrift/Discount Store Bragging Thread. Over there, in amongst all the treasures and the mundane, we see any number of fake and phoney labels. And as thrifters, we often come across things that are just plain odd. Nothing we'd want to buy, but things we might want to at least tell people about. This thread thread is a place to document these. Who knows, maybe it'll eventually become a resource about fake labels and the full range of XXXXX Uomo lines. :smarmy:

    Basic ground rules:
    • These should at least be seen "in the wild". There's no sense posting a photo of a Burrbury or a Zenga label that you've found online.
    • Photos are great but not all of us have camera phones handy. Despatch bulletins are alright.
    • As far as odd things go, let's try to avoid lookbook photos and fit pics. In some cases that might be like shooting fish in a barrel. Let hard work and serendipity reign!

    I've seen a few things that have given me pause. The latest was a suit with a rather intriguing fabric that was Hand Tailored in Islamabad. But alas, no picture. My personal Holy Grail would be a horizontal pin stripe suit.

    But I'll kick things off with a rather minor oddity. Not MC at all but strange nonetheless.

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  2. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Warranted to be a Pen.... wait a minute.

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  3. ilikethelights

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    Behold the superior carftsmanship of this authentic Chach bag

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  5. barrelntrigger

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    I was this close (pinching my pinky) buying a western shirt in this brand! My girl talked me out of it...Bad pass??? I've been wondering every since...

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  6. MikeDT

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    CK Calvin Klein fleece lined sweater by Shenzhenshidupengshishangfushico, Ltd. Made in China.
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  7. Marc Voorhees

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    Somebody REALLLLLYYYYYYY Likes Star Trek The Next Generation.......
     
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  8. barrelntrigger

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    It's not free to get in the Star Trek Convention. You got to pay for admission!
     
  9. FaceOfBoh

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    A waste of silk.
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    Maybe designed by an intern at the design house? Or drunk seamstress?
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    Tie-kwondo. Get it?
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    The best use I have ever seen for one of these, was this summer. The SA had the door tied open with a poly CD tie for air flow.
     
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  11. barrelntrigger

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    This is NOT the Chipp you are looking for!
     
  12. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    A Soviet tie.
    It's in English so obviously for the export market.
    Bonus points: which 5-Year Plan did this fulfill?
    The most interesting thing about it is that the inter lining is a thick yet (somewhat) flexible sheet of plastic.

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  13. woodchuck312

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    Was at a thrift shop sorting through ties and I came across a Burberry tie that seems a bit sketchy. I closely check the labels it has a big 100% silk label next to the Burberry label. Then further down the tie 100% polyester [​IMG]
     
  14. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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    Pics or it didn't happen!
     
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    I've wanted to contribute to this thread, but I kept forgetting to take pictures of strange things that I saw. I took a couple tonight, but they're actually just terrible fakes. I thought it would add to the knowledge pool anyway.

    It looks like the labels have been sewn on with fishing line and they couldn't make a straight line for the life of them.
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    The North Face? No, no, Times Sport.
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    I don't have a photo, but I spotted a women's "Cucci" watch at a thrift store recently.
     
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    looks like a "real" Mr Chips label from a boy's suit :puzzled:
     
  18. MikeDT

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    That's awesome, definitely worth keeping for what it is.

    I bet a tie like that wasn't worn by messrs Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko and Gorbachev though. Apparently Mikhail Gorbachev got his suits from Savile Row, and his shirts from Jermyn Street. Never seen any pictures of Stalin wearing a tie though.
     
  19. SomethingsFishy

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    This is an AWESOME thread idea- I'm bringing my camera the next time I go thrifting!
     
  20. barrelntrigger

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    LOL I was referring to this is not the "Chipp" label you are looking for. Yes, this was a boy's jacket.
     

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