Originally Posted by pejsek
Well, yes, rnoldh. You're certainly right. That's exactly what I would do. I was simply trying to give some reasonably sensible advice to those not so fortunately situated! I don't think most here would take me seriously if I suggested they save their $800 and buy a lifetime's worth of shoes at the thrift store.
Actually, if you look at my post from a little while back showing a couple of my EG shoes you will find a nice example of the double monk--the reworking of the Westminster for Paul Stuart (rescued, of course, from a thrift).
Pejsek, I apologize if I seemed to be critical. I think it's wonderful that you find these amazing treasures in the Thrifts. Alas, I've never had that kind of luck in the Houston area. I guess that the Bay Area is Thrift Store Heaven! Remember, when you first described some of your finds, I thought you were in Fantasyland. I'm glad you now have a camera, and post pictures of some of your finds.
I must admit that I get a kick out of your finds of EG's and JL's for $5 or whatever. A lot more excitement and fun than buying them retail somewhere.
I'm sure that you've noticed, as I have, that there are many SF members as well as AAAC'ers that can afford retail for their EG's and Jl's, but still try a Thrift now and then for fun. Part of the reason I'm sure is the idea that they might be able to duplicate some of your finds. That's the fun part of it.