The Happening: Regretting Reckless Buys

Every January, it's been my ritual to declutter my closet of things I haven't used in a while. It's my way of closing a style chapter in my life, I suppose, a growing up which seems to highlight maturing tastes more than anything. Enter now these two sneakers which I've dusted off quite vigorously to show to all of you.

Honestly, these two were not oft worn. Looking back, I've treated them just as nice-to-have pieces which I don't even know why I bought in the first place. The one on the left, the Vans Slip-ons with the 3D cubes; I thought it was a good idea because it was highlighted in GQ. Likewise, the classic Adidas Sambas, which they kept on using at shoots. I guess I was just the impressionable young buck back then.

Anyhow, if anything, these two wasted pairs have taught me that just because something looks good in magazines, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to be a great fit. I say look for stuff that you can envision yourself wearing 20 years from now and go for it. Avoid the same mistakes I did, and you won't end up selling two once-expensive pairs for a measly 500 bucks a pop at a garage sale. Spare me, I need to get my money back somehow!

They're nice, but just not for me I suppose.


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