How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 3

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How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 3

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

If the twill direction is correct on the front, turn the tie around and look at the tie tipping. Here the twill direction should be from 2 to 8 o’clock. If you have a hard time seeing it with your eye, maybe use a magnifying glass and it should become very clear what direction the twill is in. On printed heavy silk ties or loured silk ties, the twill pattern in the front goes from 9 to 4 o’clock and the tip liner goes from 1 to 7 o’clock.

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 7: take a closer look at the tip lining color

Genuine Hermès ties usually have a color of the lining that matches the background color exactly. Fake Hermès ties often get that wrong and they have a solid black lining with H patterns on it. However, that is a lining Hermes does not in fact use but they only use it for woven ties and not even all of them. That being said, Hermès ties that were made before 1970 often have a solid white tip lining so if you see that do not be concerned and check for the other hallmarks of a vintage Hermès tie.

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 8: inspect the tie bar tacks

Take a close look at the tie bar tacks. These are these little sewings on either end of the fold that keep the tie from unfolding. For printed Hermès twill ties, these little tie tacks are usually in a color very close to the background color of the silk. On the other hand, fake Hermès ties usually use just a black color and their tacks are also much thicker.

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