- Nov 7, 2011
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I know that many people on SF do not like to buy used or vintage items, but for me it’s one way of obtaining something a little different.
It sounds like that’d be down to snobbishness. iGents who have more money than they know what to do with, and less personal responsibilities than folk with families, who can shell out hundreds if not thousands on the “right” gear, who adhere to the internet “rules” of so-called “style”.
Now, I understand and agree that secondhand shoes can be a little nasty(loafers, as many are worn sockless, for instance), but secondhand clothes can be cleaned.
When I was much younger I found a killer, well-maintained faux sheepskin coat at a Salvation Army, which I wore to death. Picked it up for about $15 in the mid-1990s. I have subsequently given scores of gently-worn items to the local St. Vincent dePaul shop, which any young skinhead or mod with a discerning eye would snatch up in a heartbeat.
Preaching to the choir here, but there are so many excellent, barely-worn items available at charity shops; many deals to be had.