How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 9

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How to spot a fake Hermès ties guide part 9

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

Silk is a natural material and as such, there are slight weight differences. Tall ties from Hermès usually weigh in around 49 grams or 1.7 ounces. The Hermès loured ties weigh in at 65 grams or 2.3 ounces. So you can see that is almost an increase in weight of 50% and you can feel it when you touch the silk, it is much thicker than the regular printed Hermès silk ties. Woven Hermès ties can vary much more greatly in weight depending on the specific weave and the colors incorporated because when you weave and you have more colors, the tie will be heavier than if you just have one color or two colors.

How to distinguish a fake from a genuine Hermès tie, number 19: look for the white tag fastened around the label

If you take it off you can put it back on and so if the tie is truly new, it should always have that label. The label has the Hermès logo on one side and a barcode on the other, as well as some descriptions as to what the tie is. It seems like Hermès has been a little more playful with their designers in recent years. That is best exemplified by looking at different stamps. For example, on one new origami tie instead of the horse carriage in the stamp they use the same origami motif on the tie. To my knowledge, all of the new details are more recent innovations that you likely will not find on older ties. But if you do find them chances are it is a genuine product because fakers would not go to those lengths and add some new little details.

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