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post #62026 of 121914
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Thanks Hans.

First Brioni jacket. Have only found pants and tie before.

Interestingly. Prior to Jan 1, 2013 I had never seen a single piece of Brioni (except for the French cuff shirt Dig traded to me that I wear on special occasions). On New Years Day I hit up my fav out of town GW and found two pairs of Brioni pants. They were at the same GW I found the Ricci pants. Apparently it was one huge tax donation as the Brionis and Riccis were all the same size. Wish i had found some suits along with all that. Going back next weekend.

All together now since Jan 1, I have found 3 pairs of pants, two ties and now this jacket.

The jacket was found on the weirdest spot yesterday in the middle of Amish PA. Go figure.

It's really weird how those things work. I have caught myself thinking "I wonder why I haven't ever found XYZ brand," and moments or days later, it pops up somewhere. I don't know whether it's because I'm suddenly more focused on finding it or pure coincidence.

I went through 300+ ties yesterday and thought "I haven't found a Drakes, even vintage." Two minutes later and I had one in hand. I thought the same about Kiton and Hermés. No one in my city sells Hermés, but they do in Vienna. I had really hoped to find my first.

I had simply assumed that you had found other Brioni stuff simply because you hit so many stores. Congrats, then, on your first jacket! You did really well on it!
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

Awesome.

I write this off to the downward spiral of communication. I have no doubt that Ian is a smart guy who can write well, but for people not to far removed from my age, I think text speak (and I get that this isn't really text speak, but it is a close sibling) rules the day when in informal settings.

But maybe I'm just full of it.

I'm feeling old this morning.
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

I am nearly 30 so I feel I straddle the line between the Gen Y and Millenial generations.  My first cell phone was when I was 16 and it was a giant Nokia brick.  Instant messaging came out long before that and grammar, etc. had already begun to deteriorate online.  I can say that after college, having to use proper spelling and grammar in the workplace reversed whatever deterioration had occurred in my writing style.  I assume the same will be true for Ian.  It is a cultural and generational phenomenon that is temporary.  Professionals will never stand for shorthand in formal written word, whether a simple memo internally or a published work.

Hope this helps.

I actually just read the recap of a survey that discussed grammar in written business communication. The respondents said that they don't put a lot of thought into their own writing, nor do they feel that it is important. However, those same respondents said that grammar was very important in emails they receive. The managers even said that terrible grammar was a worse offense than being overcharged.

I don't have a problem with typos or mistakes for the most part. I just get distracted when I read sentences that have misplaced commas or lack punctuation. I didn't mean to single Ian out on this, but it's true. I have no doubt that as he gets older, he will likely change his writing style.

I personally feel that writing (especially in the business environment) tells you a lot about the person. It gives indications of their attention to detail, education, and sensitivity to readers. If you've ever received an email that is simply a block of text rather than separated thoughts, you know what I mean. It's hard to read and the writer didn't think about the reader's point of view.
post #62027 of 121914
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

It's really weird how those things work. I have caught myself thinking "I wonder why I haven't ever found XYZ brand," and moments or days later, it pops up somewhere. I don't know whether it's because I'm suddenly more focused on finding it or pure coincidence.

I went through 300+ ties yesterday and thought "I haven't found a Drakes, even vintage." Two minutes later and I had one in hand. I thought the same about Kiton and Hermés. No one in my city sells Hermés, but they do in Vienna. I had really hoped to find my first.

I had simply assumed that you had found other Brioni stuff simply because you hit so many stores. Congrats, then, on your first jacket! You did really well on it!

I actually just read the recap of a survey that discussed grammar in written business communication. The respondents said that they don't put a lot of thought into their own writing, nor do they feel that it is important. However, those same respondents said that grammar was very important in emails they receive. The managers even said that terrible grammar was a worse offense than being overcharged.

I don't have a problem with typos or mistakes for the most part. I just get distracted when I read sentences that have misplaced commas or lack punctuation. I didn't mean to single Ian out on this, but it's true. I have no doubt that as he gets older, he will likely change his writing style.

I personally feel that writing (especially in the business environment) tells you a lot about the person. It gives indications of their attention to detail, education, and sensitivity to readers. If you've ever received an email that is simply a block of text rather than separated thoughts, you know what I mean. It's hard to read and the writer didn't think about the reader's point of view.

+1000000000
post #62028 of 121914
At store now..... Anyone know age of real vtg polo made in Great Britain??? Over 1/2" MOP buttons



post #62029 of 121914
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At store now..... Anyone know age of real vtg polo made in Great Britain??? Over 1/2" MOP buttons




It can be from the late '70s through the late '80s. That one looks to be early '80s if I were to guess. The sweaters sell, I believe, not sure about vests.
post #62030 of 121914
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

Where's Oregotrix's guide by the way?


Check my signature.
post #62031 of 121914
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At store now..... Anyone know age of real vtg polo made in Great Britain??? Over 1/2" MOP buttons




It can be from the late '70s through the late '80s. That one looks to be early '80s if I were to guess. The sweaters sell, I believe, not sure about vests.

Left it, thanks.
post #62032 of 121914
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


Check my signature.

 

Didn't realize that you were on here.  Reading your blog about a year ago is what got me interested in seriously thrifting.  

Thanks for keeping it going!

-sn0wman

post #62033 of 121914
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Finally, my Pièce de résistance...a full Dior suit. Pants not pictured. It's a 53% wool, 47% silk blend. The serial number begins with a 3, so I believe that means it's from 2003? I know next to nothing on Dior, so any help in the way of useful info would be appreciated. The pants have been hemmed to a normal length with the unfinished edge left intact. Pockets of the suit are basted shut.

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This haul+post was something very special. I just would like to know, how did it feel finding a real Dior suit? I mean finding Brioni and Cuccinelli, and other high-end labels is more then a rush but an authentic DIOR HOMME Suit?? I can't even imagine. I congratulate you with the highest of thrift honors for this extravagant find! I hope someday I can quote this post; and list one of my own :). Thank you for posting this great story as well, I like learning about other cultural experiences and the life-style pictorial was ravishing! I wish to visit Vienna someday. Enjoy your finds and good luck to finding more on a return trip!

post #62034 of 121914
+1. Great find, Hans. Glad your day trip paid off.
post #62035 of 121914
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Wow, I don't know what to say!
Wes, that Brioni is beautiful....love the silk texture. Is that really your first Brioni?
Ian, I don't mean to make small complaints as it's the internet and an informal board. You're a regular poster and I'm sure your posts contain good information, but I catch myself skimming or skipping them because they're so poorly written. You've mentioned your education/university plans occasionally, so I'm sure you're capable of using some capitalization, punctuation, and possibly breaking up your thoughts with spaces. Without that, your posts are a chore to read.

I really don't mean to pick on you and you're not writing for me alone, so feel free to entirely ignore the advice and continue!
That's really a great looking suit and it sounds like you got a great deal on it!

That is a very fair statement, in my defense the worst of my posts happen when I am in the field and on my phone. I will definitely make a concentrated effort to be more clear with my words in the future

 

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What is in my opinon my best haul ever in terms of restraint and only picking up nice items. I have learned a lot on this forum and have been hooked up countless times. I thank you all, I never thought I would be able to (like I plan to tomorrow) afford to wear rl purple label, apc, and alden (thrift fit forthcoming...)

first up is a DEADSTOCK bb golden fleece unionmade 3 PIECE SUIT in prince of wale check (so totally not available unless you offer something awesome or oodles of cash because I am sending it to spoo first thing tomorrow)

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first aldens ever and they are in my size exactly except I already have pair of black dress shoes... currently n/a

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dries van noten not even close to being available. I am sending to spoo for him to work magic (searched everywear for pants they are not to be found)

 

 

 

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daks 3 roll 2 tweed with a ticket pocket and super slanted pockets that fits me perfectly n/a

post #62036 of 121914
^^^^^ Much better. wink.gif
post #62037 of 121914

Did I want to grab the Donna Karen Couture blazer I just passed on?? 40/41R Black


Edited by Apollotrader - 2/2/13 at 12:50pm
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Same price as the "346" ties.
post #62039 of 121914
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Finally, my Pièce de résistance...a full Dior suit. Pants not pictured. It's a 53% wool, 47% silk blend. The serial number begins with a 3, so I believe that means it's from 2003? I know next to nothing on Dior, so any help in the way of useful info would be appreciated. The pants have been hemmed to a normal length with the unfinished edge left intact. Pockets of the suit are basted shut.

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I had lunch at a Viennese Gasthaus. It was great food and nearly empty. I had homemade potato pancakes covered in pork gulasch.



That Dior suit. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Looks like you had a great trip! I'd love to get over there someday. Those potato pancakes have my mouth watering. drool.gif
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

That is a very fair statement, in my defense the worst of my posts happen when I am in the field and on my phone. I will definitely make a concentrated effort to be more clear with my words in the future

I accidently deleted this post thinking it was posted twice when it wasn't...

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What is in my opinon my best haul ever in terms of restraint and only picking up nice items. I have learned a lot on this forum and have been hooked up countless times. I thank you all, I never thought I would be able to (like I plan to tomorrow) afford to wear rl purple label, apc, and alden (thrift fit forthcoming...)

first up is a DEADSTOCK bb golden fleece unionmade 3 PIECE SUIT in prince of wale check (so totally not available unless you offer something awesome or oodles of cash because I am sending it to spoo first thing tomorrow)

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that tag is still on that shit cray cray
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first aldens ever and they are in my size exactly except I already have pair of black dress shoes... currently n/a
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dries van noten not even close to being available. I am sending to spoo for him to work magic (searched everywear for pants they are not to be found)




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daks 3 roll 2 tweed with a ticket pocket and super slanted pockets that fits me perfectly n/a



Now that's more like it! biggrin.gif

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Same price as the "346" ties.

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Edited by Nataku - 2/2/13 at 12:55pm
post #62040 of 121914
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post



The BB jacket and white shirt fit really well, same as the CK suit (I had flash on but it's black). The shoes I can't fit, so someone else here can enjoy them if they want.


Was the Burrberry's trench/coat not worth the pick up?


The other stuff--although it sucks to realize I didn't do as well as I thought I know friends that can and will wear them. Someone here might have made the same newb mistake and may want them in a straight up trade. I thought the brown jacket I know nothing about looked sharp. I take it that Dior is crap?

 

Where's Oregotrix's guide by the way?


PMed you the first part of my response, but I'm posting the last part here because it might be good for others to hear as well:


The thing with thrifting is that, to be good at it, you need to really know style in general and (more importantly) your personal style. That means having a pretty good idea of who you are, what you look good in and what you feel good in. Once you figure that out, you'll become a better shopper in general, and a much better (ie. more selective) thrift shopper. If you try build your style around whatever latest item you found at a thrift, you'll look like someone who has no idea who they are.

 

I know, I know... "says the guy who's keeping the moto jacket he thrifted." 

 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

 

Also, the only Ralph Lauren you should pick up from now on is RLPL (some by St. Andrews), RLBL (Some by Caruso), RRL, and some PRL (made in Italy by Corn. while the older made in USA is by ?). I'm thinking the Italian made ones > USA made?

 

I'd say avoid USA made 'Polo University Club' stuff as well. It's an old diffusion and not all that well made. There's been a PUC jacket sitting at one of my locals for weeks. Along with a Burberrys suit haha.

 

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Here are some of the pictures from yesterday. It's only a fraction of what I brought home, but a lot of things are uninteresting for the thread.

 

HansderHund, between your awesome rant about the English language and your trip/haul, I'm nominating you for winner of this thread for the day. 

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