I've noticed that loafers seem to be priced similarly to oxfords and bluchers in retail, but in the secondary market often have only a fraction of the value of oxfords and bluchers which were close in price in retail. Why is this?
I see EG and Vass, and G&G and JLP to a lesser extent often touted here. I don't see nearly as much mention of French shoemakers like Corthay, or the multiple Italian brands - are these thought to be more focused on fashion forward style than quality? Which of the Italian and French shoemakers is in the EG/JLP/Vass/GG range without having Lattanzi level prices?