09-12-2015 04:36 PM
Glad you have run this past us first.
It is bad. Poor button holes etc and no selvedge edge to the cuffs.
As you suspected, the cuts look very contrived.
Original smocks run into the tens of thousands of $. Fakes have been around over 35 years now.
Had good advice? Saved money? Why not become a Gold Club Member, just hit the green "Join WRF Club" tab at the top of the page and help support the forum!
Well, that's my WRF membership sorted then (and a damn sight cheaper than the asking price for this junk!) You fellas have saved me a packet over the last month. Glad to be a part of the forum. In time I hope I can make as useful and as $-saving a contribution to other peoples enquiries as you gentlemen have mine.
Even though I do not own a smock myself , I am going to jump in , perhaps just following the same logic ;
IF original , do you realize that a blurred edge smock costs around $ 10.000,- ?
Now I have that off my chest , the following concerns :
The socalled field repairs are IMHO completely over the top , and also lack any form of wear / aging ( even when the smock itself is pretty greased up ) ?! see picture below .
I have never , ever seen this kind of holes in a jacket , that were not caused by a spray of battery acid ?!
The drawstring & button holes also are all amateur level made at best - I would fear for my life to hand in such a product when working in a KZ ?!
It is however a very good example of how much time fakers will put into such an item to artificially age it .
Best forget about this one , I myself have already given up on finding one ..
glad you saved your money.