I guess I woke up with a bee in my ass. < vent_on > Let me VENT. So often here, somebody types something like this, "It's a Brioni, but, damn, it's unvented."
In Italy, "vented" often means "too poor to afford a tailor, so I bought it with built-in flexibility."
Some the very best stuff in the world is unvented. < /vent_off >
I've mentioned it once or twice before, but at least here, unvented are just as popular as side or single vents. I don't really have a problem with an unvented jacket, so long as it's recent. In fact, I rather like the silhouette it creates when standing. If I'm sitting at a desk, my jacket is ordinarily off anyway. Another thing is that I'm not tall. I feel like side vents on a shorter jacket cut it up too much. It might just be psychological, but I feel that on some of my side vented jackets, the vents go up too high and make the jacket appear a bit silly.
Also, my first RLPL in a thrift. Size 46,100% cashmere, MOP buttons, side vents, ticket pocket, and made in Italy by Saint Andrews. It's probably my best find ever. (NA already on ebay) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
No one mentioned your RLPL, so I'll say congrats, it's nice!
Solid advice! The dry cleaners normally put an extra tag that says that they were or were not able to get out any particular stains. They look over the piece of clothing and if they see a stain, note it. When you get it back, a tag explains that they tried to get it out and were either successful or not. It's really a liability thing, but it helps when I see it at thrifts. They'll even included things like worn lining in the description.
Either way, I wasn't going to allow this one to sit around
Chet - Your fits are great, keep them coming!
I'm embarrassed to say, but I don't know if I properly thanked highlifeman . I got a PRL jacket from him, but I received it when my internet was down in between moves. If I never thanked you, THANK YOU, it works great!
If you are one of the few that hasn't received a response from me, I'll catch up with all of my PMs over the weekend (hopefully).
I said I'd post pictures tomorrow, but a quick recap from today:
I met some of the nicest thrift employees this time around. The first one included a volunteer (older woman) that starting grabbing ties and scarves to give me for free. Everything else in the shop was on sale for €1 each. She told me the next time I was in Vienna to stop by the shop. I most certainly will.
I ended up with a bunch of ties. Most are vintage and/or made in Austria. I grabbed a few for some on here, hopefully someone can take a few off my hands.
Prices, as always, were all over the place. I intentionally hit stores that I'd never visited, so pricing was much better than in the past. I also found decent selections, somewhat of a rarity. On the downside, one of my places is on to Borsalinos....from me. They noticed that I bought a couple of them in the past and this time around the only one there was marked up to €38(!!!). Has anyone else had that happen? I have noticed that before...one store knows I generally only by quality, so they have taken notice of the brands that I purchase for their own furture reference. One place has started to mark up Zegna because I was buying it up.