Originally Posted by Sprezzatura2010
Except for some of the old Belvest-made suits, I've not seen anything from Prada in the last 15 years that could be considered to be of high quality. Not one thing.
^Eh... that's being a little extreme. Prada didn't even have a menswear collection 15 years ago... Their top-level bags and such are still very nice... good leathers, RIRI zippers and hardware, decent piping/edging, etc. Not Hermes, of course, but also not priced like Hermes, either. Topend suits are still Belvest. They cost more than they used to... but what doesn't? Shoes are crappier than they used to be, I'll grant that... but they didn't use to be superlative, either, in comparison to others at the same price range. Sweaters, pants, cashmeres, etc. are still just as good at the very top and they still do some hand-dying elements and treatments to the materials. Nevertheless, like I said, they also produce a whole lot MORE stuff at all levels than they used to, which means the chances are that if you simply grab a garment and analyze... it will be sub-par. But, again, I think your above statement is a little extreme.