You've blown this all out of proportion particularly in your own mind. Presumably because you don't wish to see that the mundane is all around us--that's almost the definition of "mundane."
But if you aspire to something better...something more on the order of "Style" (as in StyleForum)... or if you post your opinions to StyleForum (or something like it), you need to recognize, and base those opinions on something more than the mundane. You need to recognize that what makes any endeavor or object transcend the mundane is the little things--the details.
And not one detail but the confluence of many details.
I have indeed said this before but you've apparently chosen to ignore it...it's not that "high end labels" are "dogshit," it's just that they wouldn't care if it was dogshit as long as there are people willing to to buy it.
Many high-end shoes are made with expedient and even inferior techniques and materials that suffer mostly, and particularly, in comparison to shoes made with Traditional, intelligent, time consuming, and skill-required, techniques. Stand alone, who-gives-a- crap, they're probably fine. And just as importantly, they're what's on the table.
It's a matter of comparisons...and as in my sig, hierarchy as well...somethings are better, and objectively better than other things... you just need to open your eyes.
But for many, the question remains...and it's so deliciously ironic in this venue...what's it to be...style or substance?
Edited by DWFII - 10/9/11 at 12:38pm