I mean of course it can't comapre to the brands you discuss like Lobb, Berluti but how about to Ferragamo, Bally, Prada? Thank you.
Perhaps this makes me a tool, but I've always loved the classic Gucci bit loafer, particularly in brown suede (or black suede, for that matter). To the best of my knowledge (and this knowledge is entirely derived from this board and others), Sergio Rossi makes Gucci shoes, as well as the shoes from other LVMH brands. Gucci is a designer maker, which means that there is a constant stream of new shoe designs every season. Some of them are interesting and attractive; some of them are interesting and something other than attractive. I've never bought or worn Gucci shoes, but I go into the Gucci store every so often and peruse the offerings. Very few of the ones that I have seen have been infected with the corrected-grain virus. They're quality shoes, but they just don't look as others at the same general price point. Regular Ferragamo, Gravati, and Moreschi are all better-made shoes for less money. You're obviously paying quite a premium for the Gucci name.