Thrifting Reminder: You Never Win the Game.
I’ve gotten some questions in the past as to what my best thrift score was or why I don’t post my latest finds. The answer will probably disappoint most people as it’s very pedestrian.
I don’t really know.
As I covered in the Thrifter’s Manifesto, I don’t buy retail. I don’t go into a store expecting to score great stuff for pennies on the dollar or to nail down my (insert hot shit #menswear item) “game”, I just thrift shop. And as I shop, I look for things that strike my fancy.
This summer I’ve been going Buying (as opposed to just shopping) to consign things for some extra money (Q: How’s it going AFOS? A: Eh… could be better). But sometimes, in that process, I stumble across gems like these lightly worn Allen Edmonds Grayson Tassel Loafers that are for me.
I’ve actually been looking for a pair like these for a while. Being a #menswear blogger I’ve seen enough pics of tassel loafers that finally I went “alright, me too!” I have a pair of cheapo rubber soled ones that have done me alright (that, somewhat ironically, I paid $7 for), but that hasn’t stopped me looking for a better pair.
So today on my thrifting run I was on my 3rd store not really finding much and then I saw these, tried them on and $5 later I have my own pair of nice tassel loafers. No alarms went off, I didn’t painstakingly save up to buy a “grail” item, and truth be told I hadn’t really been thinking about tassel’s too much lately as I’m largely happy with my shoe selection.
If there was a “game” here, I suppose I would have won it. But that’s not really why I thrift shop. All bragging rights aside, I now find myself in possession of 3 pairs of Allen Edmonds for which I’ve paid a total of $9. Could be worse no?
Ed Note: You can also see the previously written “230” on the sole which I’m pretty sure is from another attempted resale or consignment, so I could have saved $100, or $330 by waiting. I think I made the right call.
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- eclecticstyles said: Great score. I’ve been on the lookout for some similar. Congrats!
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- m0ym0y said: this will never happen to me
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- steelwoolgoldenfleece said: why you hatin on grails tho.
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