Saturday, June 23, 2007

DIOR HOMME - Denim: Details

The fakes usually give themselves away in the detailing. Buttons, zippers, stitching, etc. are all good things to be familiar with. If you are unsure about an item's authenticity on an online auction site, like eBay or yahoo auctions, ask the seller for detailed pictures so that you can examine the stitching and so on.

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Above, in the first example you can see the poor stitching quality, common in counterfeit denim. I threw the second picture in there because there have been a few of these jeans sold on eBay with the embroidered bee logo on the pocket. Dior Homme has never produced jeans with the embroidered bee logo (only some dress pants, and shirts, sweaters, etc.). If you know a little about the brand and have never seen a particular style before, do a little research. You can also check the bogus counterfeit section for examples of fake Dior Homme in styles that Dior Homme has never made (some are pretty funny). Ask the seller what collection it is from and check it out. Style.com has a good selection of runway shows of the past several years. Also you can post a question in The Fake Hunter Discussion Forum and I or another member will get back to you. It may start a helpful discussion.

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Case in point. Above is an example of a bogus design. Dior Homme never made jeans with stripes on the back. All Dior Homme jeans have the signature darts (aka 'scars') on the back.

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The counterfeiters just go crazy with those logos don't they? Yes, they even put them on the rivets too. Although many designer jeans have logos on the rivets and buttons (ie. Dsquared, Galliano, etc.), Dior Homme does not. When Hedi Slimane took over he redirected Dior as a brand focused solely on the tailoring, not logos. Instead, Slimane used signature design featuers such as the embroidered bee, the darts, the claw mark on some jeans, and so on.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

some dior jeans do have a logo engraved button but it is very rare. I have some trouser cut jeans from about three years ago that do and the top button is not a clasp but rather an angraved button but this is only on the top button and not on the buttons that make up the zipper/fly of the jeans.

Peter (eBay ID: couture_homme) said...

Anom,
I would really appreciate any further information on these jeans of yours. Where did you buy them from (are you positive they're authentic)? Do you know the reference number? and season? and could you send or post some pictures of them? Thanks. -Peter

Anonymous said...

I have a pair of dior homme jeans with the engraved button at the top with the rest blank. At 1st I was not sure on the authenticity as I have a couple of other pairs (purchased from Dior in Milan) with the clasp. The quality seems good, both the labels; wash and the leather label seem to be authentic. I purchased them on ebay about a month a go. They were meant to have been from one of Hedi's last few collections. There was a tag attached that has unfortunately been thrown away, but I have a pic of it. Where do you want me to send pics and info to? Maybe you can tell me what you think?

Peter (eBay ID: couture_homme) said...

Sure, Upload your pictures of the jeans to the Fake Hunter Discussion Board on flickr.