Big Mistake or Smartest Move? It depends on how you look at it. Smartest move because I found a ton of vintage wool fabric I loved. I would look every morning at the newest listing and find colors I loved which would lead to awesome waxed canvas and wool gear.
The piece of vintage gear holds more value and purpose than some item that you purchased to supply a need. This is outdoor gear that, with a little care and time, you too will be passing down.