How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 4

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How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 4

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

The Hermès tack is a little thicker than the thread but it is overall still very fine, neat and elegant. If there is no bar tack in existence, chances are you have a fake. Unless of course, it is a vintage tie where they have come loose but in that case, the whole tie should be able to fold open and you will have to repair it before you can wear it.

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 9: look at the dovetail fold

By that I mean you turn the tie around, you look at the front plate and open the folds in the back. Look underneath of it and you will see a dovetail fold that is a hallmark of all Hermès ties. Typically with fakes, they do not go to that much detail because most people never look underneath the fold and so there is not an extra fold. Just like the twill direction, this is a very good way to identify a genuine Hermès tie. Also while you look at the backside of the tie, look at the folds. On a genuine tie, the left part is always folded over the right. If it is right over left, it is definitely a fake. Next up, look at the backside of the tip on the wider blade, the right side always overlaps the left. That being said, the workmanship is so good that it is harder to determine with your bare eye. Simply go over with the tip of your finger and you can feel whether the right side is over the left or whether it is the other way around.

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