I wore this on Monday, when it was sunny and in the mid-50’s. Today, it is about 12 degrees, so I will not be leaving the house LOL. Honestly, though, I have worn this sweater the last three days also at home, because it’s nice and warm. Contrary to what I’ve read about alpaca though, it is definitely pilling under the arms, and where the sleeves rub against the body of the sweater.
That doesn’t really bother me though, I don’t mind pilling, and I will just use my Lily brush to brush them away. Speaking of that, I got a couple of Organic by John Patrick sweaters into Slowre with quite a bit of pilling, and I feel great about reselling them. I brushed the pills off gently, and priced them accordingly, but they are great sweaters and have tons of life left.
I also wrote on Slowre’s instagram account about “flawed” items that I accept and resell. Like this Lina Renell cashmere sweater that has a VERY SMALL hole at the shoulder. It is a relatively easy repair, should the buyer wish to repair it, or not. I have a sweater with a hole in it, and a cashmere scarf with LOTS of holes, and I kind of enjoy leaving the holes as is. For some character 🙂
I like my clothes, bags and shoes to look WORN now. Not falling apart, but there’s nothing wrong with having clothes that look like you actually WEAR them, sweaters that are pilling, linen that’s wrinkled. There’s a story behind clothes like that. Interest.
I try to resell mostly items that are in excellent pre-loved condition – with no flaws or many signs of wear – but I don’t feel right about not giving certain other items a chance to have a new home. I would buy any of those items in a heartbeat if I needed them. In fact, I was/am SOOOOO tempted by the Organic sweaters, but try not to keep things that come through slowre for myself….
How do you feel about buying pre-loved items that are in less than perfect condition?