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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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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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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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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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Jesus man.  You're on a tear.

 

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Same price as the "346" ties.
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Damn guys, a whole lot of stuff in the last few pages of catching up. Nothing mind blowing today but all available stuff from one stop:


Vintage Pendleton. Large. Has the throat loop whatever that's called
Edit: totally missed a whole in it. might hang on to it now.


Paul Smith made in Italy. 15/38



Gieves & Hawkes Navy Wool/Cashmere Blazer with sword buttons. 42L

And this was too cool to pass up. Anyone want to guess when it's from? 50s?



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My first Brioni jacket.....



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Very nice. If the sleeves are right, I might throw a bid on it. Going up this thursday?
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This is awesome. What size?

Not tagged, but I'd eyeball it as a 38 S.
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Did I want to grab the Donna Karen Couture blazer I just passed on?? 40/41R Black

Depends who made it..... need to base DK stuff off the maker tag, but 99% pass.

 

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Same price as the "346" ties.

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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.

Ties:

L-R: Drake's, Etro, Zegna, Gucci. I don't know about the Gucci. The tie keeper was coming off and there is no content tag. Is this vintage Gucci or a fake? I'm not into more than .25, so it won't be heartbreaking if it's fake.

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A bunch of wool ties. I found piles of them on the cheap, so I just grabbed a bunch. I particularly like the one on the far right in the first photo. Various makers, mostly Austrian and Scottish.




Holliday & Brown, Unlined silk, Firemen helmets for Holt Renfrew, Mark Stephen Marengo

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The most interesting Canali that I've seen. It's my size, so I intend to wear it as soon as it warms up. Unlined thin cotton. Madras(?)

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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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The following is a short recap of the day with pictures. I spoilered it in case you're not interested. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I didn't spend any time in the city center or at any of the sites, so I only took a few pictures. Next time I'm in Vienna, I'll try to get better shots. Overall, it was a hectic day constantly on the move. Each time I do these one day thrifting trips, I get better and more efficient. This time I had mapped out about 12 stores and ended up getting to 10 or 11. I walked a lot with a full rucksack and ended up a bit sore today.

As I mentioned before, it would have been pointless to try to drive and find a parking spot at each of the places, so I took a train and used public transportation/walked within the city to each of the places. Train left at 6:25, so I arrived around 9:00am in Vienna. I had warm weather and was actually sweating under my jacket.

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First store I hit, I met an older woman that was a volunteer. Incredibly nice and she was handing me things to take. Everything was on sale for €1 and she told me that I have to come back next time I was in Vienna. I really think that they deal with so many impolite people that they were willing to throw discounts just for being polite and making conversation.

I left quite a few things that I would have loved to have picked up if it weren't for the price. A number of Dunn hats and overcoats and this:

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A beautiful, vintage, handmade SILK velvet smoking jacket with giant pearl buttons. Fit me well, but they knew what they had and was therefore expensive.

I think an Italian shop must have closed and everything was donated. I saw PILES of nice Italian clothes that were from the 1950s, all NOS. It included a number of robes as well. I was trying to get the basics from the Italian-only tags. I need to brush up on my Italian vocab shog[1].gif

This suit was another pass. It was a bit pricey, but I was excited to see the Attolini label. On second glance, I saw it wasn't the familiar C Attolini, but rather V Attolini. Super 150s, but it was too expensive and I knew it wasn't exactly Cesar. Later found out it's a well-made knockoff.


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An interesting store that I didn't have time to visit. It looked like they had furniture and books inside, but the sign was what caught my attention...



Quick street shots when I remembered that I should take a few photos. The sticks against the buildings warn you of snow/ice that is melting and falling. We use these and flags as warnings.




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



Quick shots from the tram of Parliament.



This was my last stop of the day, 20 minutes before they closed. I try to get to this place every time I go to Vienna. The clothes are expensive, but it's a guarantee to find some decent names. Not flipping prices, but great if it's for personal use. The best part, though, is that they have a couple of giant warehouses of furniture, electronics, home goods, etc. I love going to look through it. I didn't have time to get through any of it this round, unfortunately.





I try to make it to Vienna every couple of months, but I think I'm going to try to do this once a month, time permitting. If anyone is ever interested in thrifting in Vienna, please send me a PM!


Great haul, great pics. I used to make it to northern Europe on the reg for work, but it's been a few years now. This made me miss it like crazy. Nobody does cozy like Austrians and Germans.
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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.


Former copyeditor here. Also someone who's hired about 30 people in the last few years. The details of grammar and spelling are unimportant in business and personal communication (in America in 2013, at any rate). Clarity is vital, however, and the best way to ensure you're being clear is to follow the rules of grammar. When you skip periods, commas, etc., it's a fuck-you to the reader - you're asking them to do work you're too lazy to do.

Also, I think the "kids these days text and that's why they can't spell LOL" argument is pure bullshit. People said the same thing about email 15 years ago; they said the same thing about typewriters 50 years ago; they said the same thing when Latin stopped being mandatory 100 years ago. Language evolves and thank god for it.

Hey, how do you guys get thrift smell off your kid's hair when he hides in the men's pants section at the GW for 20 minutes?
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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.

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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Welcome to the club buddy. I came up on a recent Dior Homme jacket last year. It was from SS12 and nearly had a heart attack when I found it. 

Anyway, This piece here looks like its from AW03. Awesome find.

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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 smile.gif. 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!

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+1. Great find, Hans. Glad your day trip paid off.
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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
Now that's more like it! biggrin.gif
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Great haul, great pics. I used to make it to northern Europe on the reg for work, but it's been a few years now. This made me miss it like crazy. Nobody does cozy like Austrians and Germans.

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it! When I saw it, I was honestly just shocked. Next thought was about the pants as I couldn't find them. I tore through the men's through the two or three men's pants sections without luck. Finally found them with....you guessed it, women's pants. I've found a lot of the big Italian names, Brioni, San Andrea, etc., but it's definitely something I wouldn't have expected and liken these types of finds to hitting 21 at blackjack when you just upped your bet. I can't wait until you find the next one, Beck!!

I know you just got back from Japan Nat, but if you (and Beck, Yossi, or anyone else) ever feel the need to hit up Austria/Southern Germany, I'd be happy to take you around. It's a different ballgame here (MUCH small stores, generally higher prices), so I'm not sure it would be as fun, but interesting nonetheless.

The food was actually very good. I just went to the first place that I saw when I decided I needed a short break and it happened to have a great menu.
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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

As I said, I didn't mean to pick on you but it definitely helps!!! smile.gif
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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)




Nice find!
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^^^^^ Much better. wink.gif

Agreed! +1!

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Same price as the "346" ties.

Whoa, nice! I find pricing like that to be funny. Absolutely no consideration to value/cost, simply a markup from the wholesale price.
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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." 

Incredible good advice, well said!
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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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And this was too cool to pass up. Anyone want to guess when it's from? 50s?



That is a cool sweater! No idea as far as age is concerned, but old and interesting!
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Great haul, great pics. I used to make it to northern Europe on the reg for work, but it's been a few years now. This made me miss it like crazy. Nobody does cozy like Austrians and Germans.

Thank you, a very nice compliment. What type of work are you in that took you to northern Europe??
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Buffalo Exchange score - Epaulet Rivet Chinos in my size. N/A


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Originally Posted by yossi View Post

Former copyeditor here. Also someone who's hired about 30 people in the last few years. The details of grammar and spelling are unimportant in business and personal communication (in America in 2013, at any rate). Clarity is vital, however, and the best way to ensure you're being clear is to follow the rules of grammar. When you skip periods, commas, etc., it's a fuck-you to the reader - you're asking them to do work you're too lazy to do.

Disregard my above question, you answered it! That is true on all accounts. Missing commas really throw me, I have to read the sentence again, mentally placing a comma in order to fully understand it. Without the needed comma two separate the clauses/thoughts, I read it together in one stream, if that makes sense.
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Hey, how do you guys get thrift smell off your kid's hair when he hides in the men's pants section at the GW for 20 minutes?

Hahahaha
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Welcome to the club buddy. I came up on a recent Dior Homme jacket last year. It was from SS12 and nearly had a heart attack when I found it. 
Anyway, This piece here looks like its from AW03. Awesome find.

Thanks for the info! I know little about Dior, so that will help me figure it out a bit. I have no idea if there is a difference between years on what is (or would be) more valuable than something else and there is limited info online for valuation purposes.

You found one from 2012?! That's amazing! Someone must have quite a bit to throw away or is in the ground. biggrin.gif
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I enjoyed Ian's stream-of-consciousness post. He's a young dude. Cut him some slack. This is, after all, an internet forum. With people being able to access this thread on a mobile phone, it's going to happen more often. If it was DM7, you'd be all like, "Dude, can I get you anything?"
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4 RG shirts sold for about 100 each. Thank you mid life crisis
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