Picked up this pair of Burberry Prorsum. I rarely see anything from Burberry's top line in the wild. Size of jeans below is a 34.
I got a story about those Burberry, a story of coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Been out of town for a bit, but a journey brought me to a thrift store that was jean paradise. Yup, we talking 100's of pairs of NWT / NWOT denim.
Most were Levis, but I lost count of number of Diesel jeans as well, must have been over 10 pairs maybe even 20. Saw quite a few pairs of usual blah blah jeans like True Religion, 7 Mankind, APC etc...
What about the good stuff? How about other brand labels?
How does Kiton sound to you? I kid you not, there were 5 pairs all for small fuckers in waist 30 - 34.
Any other brands there? Well yes, Burberry Prorsum = 4 pairs (30 - 34).
Any other brands? Yes, most I never heard of though. Mostly made in USA, Japan or Italy but brands I did not recognize, possibly recognizable by the SW&D crowd. One of the brands that caught my eye was just an alphanumeric code.
Ok here goes on the story. I walk in and go ape shit in the jeans section, throwing dozens and dozens of pairs in a cart like a crazed MF. When I get around halfway down the rack, I started noticing prices. $50 plus per jeans mostly, a few in the $20 range, pink tags, never likely to go to 50% off. Out of my league this one for the luxury stuff, so ignore the rack and focus just what I got in cart. The cheapest lux jeans were the Burberry Prorsum I ended up getting for $40. I could not afford any other jeans, so had to leave them. The Kiton were $79.99, and that is waaay too much for jeans. I took all the jeans out of the cart, placed them on the rack and scoped out the rest of the store.
About half an hour later checking out shoes wondering whether to sink $16 on used AE Park Avenues, I noticed a guy in the thrift store with his partner and two trollies overloaded with jeans - he must have been spending $1K plus that day! I noticed later he or someone else did indeed pickup the Kitons and other Burberry's.
Lesson to all you guys: Never ever allow your credit card to be maxed out, and do not place yourself in a position where if you are outta work you find you have nothing in the background to tide you over for days like this!