There was a time when shopping for pre-owned suits or sportcoats meant sifting through musty Salvation Army racks or innumerable eBay listings to only occasionally strike gold. But in 2022, previously owned men’s clothing—particularly classic, tailored menswear—has become a hot commodity.
“Men are slowly catching up with the women’s market for pre-owned clothing,” says Erik Manby, who with his business partner Fredrik af Klercker founded the Stockholm-based online resale site Pete & Harry in 2020. “The perception of pre-owned has changed towards being a cool and conscious choice, rather than only a question of being less costly,” he continues. “Nowadays, you actually want to let people know…it brings some clout.” Read more at Robb Report.