I am pretty much new to SF and I have been noticing that a lot of people here dislike "high end" brands such as Ferragamo,Gucci,Louis Vuitton,Burberry,Hermes,etc.
What's the reason for that? Did some of you guys have bad experiences?
I dont think I've seen a lot of people hate on Hermes. Ferragamo gets some hate for their "Studio" line, but love for almost everything else (shoes/bags/leather etc that is, not talking about clothing).
Gucci and Burberry - I dont think theres a broad consensus. Lack of quality for the price is a common complaint I think.
I would prefer to find a specialist craftsman rather than a fashion brand. For example, Sam Hober for ties (www.samhober.com).
There seems a lot of hate for Ferragamo. I have several of their animal print ties (the very small subdued ones, that one doesn't notice). Many people think they're naff - in my case, this is a personal whimsy (I only have elephant patterns - long story).
In my case it's a big effort to spend hard earned money on clothing (and if it wasn't one of my biggest hobbies right now I would not spend nearly as much), and if I were to spend €1500 on a suit I'd rather get something made by an artisan than some dubious quality stuff with a designer name slapped on it.
Yep and that is because the look is unique and the quality is top of the line. People are ok with paying a premium if it is a good product that holds it's value.
I have a few Hermes with similar patterns, though I find that people do notice them. Real-life reactions tend to be positive; reactions on SF less so.
On topic, I'm sure that part of it is reverse snobbery, part of it more typical snobbery, part of it simply wanting to demonstrate they're part of a group with supposedly inside/valuable knowledge, and part of it a genuine appreciation of more traditional manufacturing & styling. It depends on the person expressing the dislike.
I leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine which commentators fall into which categories...
In Suits & Sartorial: must be made by some pompous "handcrafted" name to wich there is a false sense of uniqueness and exclusivity (even if anyone else can request the exact same and get it too). otherwise is rubish... now lets hate Hugo Boss a litlle more...
In SW& D : if it is not Big in \Made in Japan it sucks. period