Originally Posted by CityConnection
There is nothing wrong wih LUX, they just own the luxury brand market. The quality that they produce is not on par with the accessories/clothing of the brands that they manufacture for. For example, imho, a Dior purse is made to a very high standard with good quality finishing, while their sunglasses are not to the same standards. Maybe this is just my own opinion but it is my opinion none the less.
there is a great thread within the forum called the "definitive manbag thread". the chap who started the forum really knows his stuff, and he reviews bags from teh likes of Dior, Chancel, LVMH, Hermes and more traditional makers like SAB
anyways, from reading the 150+ pages of his thread, it became clear to me the quality of brands like Dior/Chanel, etc are POOR...the zippers and finishings are cheap and glue is used in teh sontruction...so you really just pay for the brand. in fact, i believe he rated dior as the poorest quality to price ratio of any of the makers..
EDIT: below is a copy and paste from the manbag thread on DIOR...
Dior ($500-2000) Pros: Simple, dark, classic styling. I really like Dior styling, overall. Cons: Construction is usually really quite shitty. My friend who used to work for Dior Japan never recommended to anyone in private that they buy Dior, if they planned to use it for longer than six months. This isn't an absolute, of course, but in general be wary as you may not get the use you'd expect from spending $1000 on a bag. FINAL VERDICT: I've been disappointed with the longevity of all 3 or 4 items I've owned. Won't make the same mistake again
its amazing how we percieve certain brands to be quality and luxurious..when in fact many of these brands are poorly made..check out the thread anyway, its one of the better ones in the forum IMHO. another sad trend seems to be the quality of fashion brands is decreaing...it is simply more profitable to cut corners on quality and increase prices and many customers (especially in asia) are not concerened about longevity - they just want the brand and do not care about quality to price ratio (a gernerlization but generally true)
SPOLIER: once you get to the end of the thread you realize, once again, bespoke is the best way to go..seems similar to me for shirts, suits, shoes..not sure about eyeglasses as few on here have gone the bespoke route it seems