A. McQueen, fake?
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Join Date: Jan 2007
A. McQueen, fake?
...And sorry if this isn't the right place to post this but I couldn't really find a proper section.
The thing is that I feel like a bloody moron right now. Why, you ask? Because I was SO eager to buy A. McQ's t-shirts from this season that I
have bought fakes!
It doesn't have anything to do with his death (R.I.P.), as I'm a true collector of his tops so I didn't just buy them to sell them on for bigger cash, IF you were wondering. I was just too slow and when I wanted to place an order it was already outsold before I could blink (on OKI-NI.com)...and it didn't make it any easier when people found out that he was deceased!
Well, time passed by and I kept searching for this particular t-shirt but with very little luck. Then suddenly, just out of the blue, a seller with good reputation had the exact t-shirt that I wanted up for auction on eBay. He had it in grey and white so I quickly, without any hesitation, placed a (high) bid and won both t-shirts. I paid the "guy", which in reality is a clothing store in Canada...well that's what they/he claim, I don't know for sure. But, as I said, I paid promptly and just after a week I received both t-shirts in size "Medium"....
I was of course bouncing around like crazy in the living room, finally to find this particular t-shirt. However(!), as I opened the envelope and unpacked the items I noticed that the size (Medium) ran really small. It fit almost like an American Apparel t-shirt in size XS/S...
This was really strange. Cause I've owned A. McQ tops going back from his 2003 collection 'till 2009, all in "Medium" and they don't run this small.
The fishy thing is also that OKI-NI's precise measurements of this exact t-shirt are far more different than the measurements of the t-shirt I bought from eBay....and then it struck me - "...could it be a fake?!"...
If it's a fake, then it's pretty damn good because the quality is fine but the quality of the print doesn't really "feel" like a McQueen job but it could be intended as it's a "painted" print.
The funny (or tragic) thing is that the seller is suddenly putting brand new A. McQueen t-shirts (exact model as the one I bought) on eBay on a daily basis. The seller also said that I could return them and get it in Large instead. I thought A. McQueen's t-shirts come in limited stock? How come they have so many in their possession?
I'm really confused.
If you own this t-shirt, or know ANYTHING about it (details etc.), then I could really use your help as I won't start a witch hunt against the seller without any sort of evidence - although I'm getting quite suspicious now.
Thank you in advance.
PS. This is the t-shirt I'm talking about, taken from OKI-NI.com:
And this is where I bought it from:
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