OMG... I have just found this thread and looking through it gave me such a laugh. It reminded me of the mid 90's burberry chave revolution when I stopped wearing my burberry items as it was associated with the deprovates of society and there where soooo many fakes. I loved my burberry stuff as well and worn with a bit of sense I always thought the nova cheque looked very British Chic... It's only recently I dug out my scarf's and feel that you are classy wearing it again. But I dont think it will ever be what it was to me as it will always remind me of football chaves etc... its such a shame. I think they have done well to get there image back though and thankfully getting me back too!
It is so disappointing to have the real, and see so many fakes.
There do seem to be variations in fakes, though. Some, look pretty close to the real thing. So to say, not all fakes are created equally.