How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 8

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How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 8

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 16: analyze the dimensions

Modern Hermes ties are usually 150 centimeters long which is about 59 inches. There are a very few tall ties from Hermès, those are 160 centimeters long about 63 inches. I say they are about that long because Hermès ties are cut on the bias and if you pull them, they can sometimes be a little longer by a centimeter or half an inch. In terms of width, most Hermès ties today are 8 centimeters wide or 3.15 inches. You can also find a few which are 7 centimeters wide or 2.76 inches. However, in the 1980s, Hermès ties were typically three and a quarter inches wide. By the 90s, they were usually three and a half inches wide but you can also find Hermès ties that are almost 4 inches wide. That being said, looking at the dimensions will not help you that much to identify a real tie from a fake one. Ultimately, what width you choose is up to your personal style, 8 or 9 centimeters are more timeless, 7 is quite slim and will likely go out of fashion again in a few years.

 How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 17: analyze the dimensions

Personally, I think in 9 centimeters or 3 and a half inches are the best most classic and timeless tie width. Hermès ties are really difficult to find new in a 9-centimeter width. You always have to go vintage.

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 18: check the wight

A regular silk twill tie from Hermès will weigh in between 44 and 47 grams. That is around 1.6 ounces depending on the tie.

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