I get it, but stuff you expose yourself to commonly to is probably far grosser. Bathroom handles, hotel comforters, etc. Also it's not like you're buying running sneakers which will have been drenched in sweat
I'll just say I'd far rather buy a lightly preworn model of something I love than buy a new model I'm not so sure about. Particularly with AE which don't hold their value at all once worn outside. Certainly I think "worn twice" AE is a great route for buying staples if keeping price down is a major concernI bought black Park Avenues worn
isn't the Rancourt pinch penny really the same style as the LHS? (minor differences aside, such as an Alden longwing vs AE MacNeil)or are you more wondering about natural shell vs #8 ?edit: googling briefly I do see Rancourt makes a beefroll loafer, similar to the AE Kenwood. mb thats what you're referring to.