collecting and hoarding is a fine line in my house. hahaha
If you asked my wife she would say I collect sneakers haha. I have a huge collection of kicks and my wife starts grumbling when she walks into my closet and sees tags on shoes or the paper still stuffed in them.
I guess I shoud concede the point that I do collect rare sneakers or unique ones.
I also like collecting Ben Hogan golf paraphernalia, clubs, pictures, trinkets that are Ben Hogan related.
I also like to collect unique hats. The irony is I don't wear hats all the time but I have always felt an appropriate ball cap or hat can make or break how you look when you are going out.
My Dad is in the oil and gas industry and back in the 70's and 80's companies use to pass out belt buckles and stickers and my Dad without really trying has put together a seriously great collection. He passed them onto me a few years ago when he was cleaning stuff out and I love looking thru them and seeing stickers from "famous" oil field companies that either don't exist anymore or have changed their logo.
I have a few old "Red Adair" company stickers ( Red Adair was a famous well control expert and known for putting out and controlling massive blowouts). I also have a few from Halliburton when they use to have the old flying H logo. I doubt they are worth anything but still cool to look at.
I would also say that while I wouldn't call me a collector I would label myself as a purveyor of unique and cool things. Like a really unique or cool button up shirt. example, I work in the oil and gas industry also and manage our companies 25,000 acres we have in West Texas, I generally dress in "western wear" out here when I'm not in TOSU stuff and I have been on the hunt for the perfect denim shirt that after multiple washings and wearings looks perfectly broken in and comfortable, almost as if it is part of you. I know that sounds odd but I am what I am. I also like to find and collect unique Ohio State clothing. A cool or rare shirt, hat, jacket.
My daughter has inherited my weird penchant for wearing stuff that nobody else wears. Particularly sneakers. I tend to buy and wear sneakers that not everyone else is sporting. I may buy styles that are popular but I rarely buy color schemes that are the most popular. I thought my wife was going to stab me one time when a month before school started for my daughters 8th grade year we went shoe shopping and she liked a really cool unique pair of sneakers she wanted for school. We bought them and about 3 weeks into the school year my daughter came home and said "Dad I need new gym shoes" and I was like wth Mackenzie we just bought you some a few weeks ago and she said "I know but when school started nobody had the ones I was wearing and now everyone is buying and wearing them"...I laughed and said Ok let's jump in the truck and go shopping. My wife was like WTF?!? and I was like "hey, I get why she is upset, she doesn't want to be a sheep and wants to have her own style"...needless to say I was in the doghouse for a long time after that and told my daughter we won't be doing this every time.
I also look forward to the beginning of each football season for my youngest son because we will sit down and go thru all the shoes he potentially wants (within reason) and we go back and forth as to which one is the best one performance wise and will look cool with his uniform. side note this is one of the ways Nike, to me, has dominated in the shoe game for sports. You can design your own color schemes with a lot of Nike shoes so you can match them perfect or near perfect with your uniform where as Adidas, who I think have better technology and are far more comfortable, have very limited color schemes and don't allow you to create your own. I really wish they would do this with some of their more popular shoes in sports.
anyway, welcome inside my crazy brain