Seasonality. Marketing conditions us to need immediately. However, taking advantage of sales during the off-season can save you some serious coin.
I’ve argued that Billy Reid makes some of the best roper boots out there (and a few of my #menswear compadres agree). I’ve got the Terrance boots, and wear them quite a bit. Upon searching the ‘bay, I came across these Kentwood Ropers:
You’ll have to pardon the images, as they are all screenshots from the auction.
From a condition standpoint, I’m satisfied, especially when you see what I paid for them (more on that in a minute). The leather looks to be essentially in the same condition as a new pair of these boots, and the soles don’t look like they have any wear at all. I have a feeling these were sitting in storage for a couple years.
They retail for $495, and they look to be in really good shape; maybe worn 5-10 times. The action complained of sizing, but I know my size, so I’m ready to go. Want to know what I got them for?
‘Buy it Now’ for $60. $10 shipping. How could I say no?
I’ll let you know how they look once they arrive.