Do You Like My New Brioni?

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  1. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Vintage Brioni from the 60's and 70's tends to be either very tacky or very cool. I'd say this is the latter.
     


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  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Vintage Brioni from the 60's and 70's tends to be either very tacky or very cool. I'd say this is the latter.
    It seems Brionis of those eras are rather more difficult to find compared to say, Oxxford. This jacket also has the original "Roman Style" hanger.
     


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    Where will you wear it, LK?
     


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    Vintage Brioni from the 60's and 70's tends to be either very tacky or very cool. I'd say this is the latter.

    Yes, I like this one quite a bit. Some have a more (what I would call) western style that I don't like. In particular, there's a back seam treatment that seems common on Brioni jackets of that era. It has two seams that start wide at the shoulders and then curve in toward each other, running closer together and parallel near the bottom of the jacket. Yuck.
     


  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Where will you wear it, LK?

    I am envisioning it with slightly boot-cut grey flannel dress trousers, black Chelseas and a brown sweater. Perhaps my green alligator skin belt.
     


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    I am envisioning it with slightly boot-cut grey flannel dress trousers, black Chelseas and a brown sweater. Perhaps my green alligator skin belt.

    Sounds like a good pairing. Would the sweater be a turtleneck? Where did you find this?
     


  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I got these things at an estate sale.

    Some of my favorite items have been estate sale finds--one simply can't get these sorts of things today even if one went high-end custom.
     


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    Holdfast Senior member

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    I was expecting something outrageously unwearable on opening this thread, but that jacket seems very wearable for a walk in the countryside or similar occasion.

    LK, you're slacking!! [​IMG]
     


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    I like it LB!!! Congrats
     


  12. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    huh. Reminds me of a suit we currently have listed on ebay!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130244623865

    Funny thing is, I don't think ours is more than 7 or 8 years old - still new with tags and has the current Brioni scripting on the label and lining. Similar funky stitching - admittedly the stitching doesn't show very well - we didn't use a flash.
     


  13. LabelKing

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    huh. Reminds me of a suit we currently have listed on ebay!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130244623865

    Funny thing is, I don't think ours is more than 7 or 8 years old - still new with tags and has the current Brioni scripting on the label and lining. Similar funky stitching - admittedly the stitching doesn't show very well - we didn't use a flash.


    That looks a bit older than 7 or 8 years, I think. I know they did those Western styled details in the '70s, but I'm not sure when they ended that.

    The stitching on my jacket is very obvious even without a camera flash. It's something you can instantly see if a person is wearing it.
     


  14. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It may be, but not by much. It's certainly not from the 70's or 80's - I'm not sure when exactly Brioni changed their scripting to the current font style, in addition the inside fabric/size label is the same kind they currently use - not the old generic US/EUR size label (which doesn't indicate fabric content at all). I believe they switched that over some time in the mid to late 90's.
     


  15. LabelKing

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    I've seen two kinds of Brioni script. The original Brioni script was a kind of Gothic lettering with a polo player logo. It seems after that came the script that we now associate with the brand.
     


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