Last year I was at a Syms (RIP) in Tampa and they were blowing out chucks for $7. I got a gray pair, thinking "man I haven't worn them since I was 14, I wonder if I'd still like them." I do. I get lots of comments on them too, which is peculiar -- they sell so many pairs, they don't seem anything unusual.
I am kicking myself for not cleaning out that joint, there were 4-5 diff pairs in my size and I could have brought some home for you gents, too. I just thought if they were at syms at that price, they "could be had" for that, new, everywhere. Wrong. Cheapest I've seen since has been more than $20 new, usually more. Lesson learned.