Originally Posted by Teacher
Then I'd guess EG Top Drawer is midrange, too.
Sure - if you're talking about shoes in general.
Top Drawer looks really nice but I imagine they are definitely midrange when the curve is set by the best bespoke.
If you're talking RTW, they're likely very near the top.
Originally Posted by Tomasso
While I would consider JLC a step below the houses you mention, to use the term mid-range is ridiculous.
When people talk about the top tier in watches it's usually a small group - the "big three" + a few more.
JLC is one of the best values out there IMO but not quite at the top and therefore falls into a wide middle range of mechanicals.
I really don't understand why people can't be content with liking what they like and buying what they do.
What's best for someone given his preferences and budget isn't necessarily the best or one of the best that's out there - and there's no shame in that.