How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 2

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How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 2

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 4:

If you buy more ties, you can see how consistent Hermès is. It is always folded in the same spot. Once you remove the tissue paper, you see that the inside of the box is plain white. Fakes are often off-white or sometimes black. Not so the Hermes ones. Also look at the edges of the orange paper on the inside. They cover the walls but not the bottom part and everything is very neat.

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 5: examine the silk

Hermes silk printed ties are always 100% silk, never polyester or any blend. Also, Hermès prints all of the regular weight silk ties on the same kind of soft twill, so it is always the same. In this tie department, Hermès is very integrated meaning they control everything from the raw silk to the finished product and so they have a very high amount of consistency. When you touch the silk and go with your fingers, you hear a certain sound. It is not soft silk, it is also not super crisp silk, and it is never shiny. It is sophisticated and more matte. Honestly, it is hard to describe in words and something you have to feel to really be able to judge it. That being said, if you can find a label that says anything other than 100% silk, it is a fake.

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 6: observe the direction of the twill

On the front side of the tie on the wider blade, take a closer look at the twill pattern. It should always go from 11 to 5 o’clock. If it goes in any other direction, it is a fake.

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