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02-06-2013 09:30 AM
Authentic Gieves & Hawkes
Hello. I've just bought a Gieves and Hawkes dinner suit on eBay and I was wondering if anyone's got any tips on how to tell its authentic? The seller has guaranteed this or my money back so I'm hoping it is and I can wear it for my wedding next year.
04-06-2013 01:07 PM
Does it not have a tailor's label somewhere?
If you are worried someone has stuck one into an inferior suit, however, it would be rather more difficult. You'd need someone who really knew tailoring, I suspect. The cut is, as I understand it, generally a traditional military inspired one - fairly close chest and nipped waist - so if strays too far from that I'd be concerned.
05-06-2013 02:40 PM
It's got a authentic looking stitched label but not tried it on yet so cannot comment on the cut. I may just ring G&H to ask them! Fingers crossed I've picked up a bargain