We all know that feeling of ‘missing out’, or #FOMO. Whether it was procrastination or a flat-out miss, some things just get away. What hurts the most – especially in the #menswear ethos – is that the good stuff never goes away. Well, almost never. Some of the good stuff is discontinued, and it’s heartbreaking.
There are quite a few goodies out there that have come and gone. It’s a shame, but I missed them. Here are the five that are top of mind:
1. Billy Reid Quail Coat:
I’ve been a big Billy Reid fan for quite some time, and I completely spaced on getting this jacket. I really liked it when it came out, but never pulled the trigger. I saw a guy wearing one not too long ago, and it re-affirmed that I should have made my move – especially when East Dane had them at 50% off. I actually reached out to see if they had any in stock in a warehouse somewhere, and to little surprise, the answer was ‘no’.
2. Ball and Buck X New Balance 574s
I’m sad I didn’t get these, but they sold out faster than Van Halen tickets on their ‘1984’ World Tour. There are some available on Ebay for a rather large premium…even though I really love these shoes, I’m not there…yet.
3. Filson Fly Fishing Rod Carrier:
Full disclosure: I didn’t know these existed until I saw an Instagram post from David Coggins. Being the unruly Filson fan-boy that I am, I must have one. These are EXTREMELY rare, but every once in a while they show up on Ebay. Trust me, my eyes are peeled.
4. Salmon Patagonia Stand Up Shorts:
Only because I would be the envy of every TFM Internet kid, who is obviously the heir to an oil fortune, owner of a 4000 acres quail plantation, and got a bid to SAE at ‘Bama during when he was in 8th grade.
5. The Game hats with team logos:
Seriously rare, and with a little extra icing for the original bar hats from The Game. The mascot play on these was really cool, because the majority of them featured the old school logos. I had a navy one with the Auburn War Eagle logo in college. I loved that hat, and wore it to death. As expected, the only place to find these is on Ebay.
What did you miss? Let’s hear it…