Originally Posted by rach2jlc
LV shoes are fine, but the quality is definitely beatable... especially for their retail price. There are a LOT of really great shoes in the $750-900 range (Edward Green, for example, or JM Weston, or Santoni).
You seem continually in your posts to judge and to equate "quality" by price and brand, which sadly isn't really the way to go if you are really wanting good quality. If brand is all that you care about and you don't mind wasting your money on generally substandard goods (not necessarily LV, but most of the major brands are substandard in relation to what Sf would call "top quality"), then go for it. Personally, I like brands and have a lot of them in my closet, but I equate them more with style than with quality and think of them as such.
So, I have lots of Stefanobi made shoes, including some LV, but also Loewe, Givenchy, etc. Nevertheless, for more standard or "classic" shoes that I want to keep for many years, I tend to go with something that has more "shoe," less "branded markup."
Don't get cocky. Since some one questioned about its quality i had to answer. Since I mentioned LV brand doesnt mean my closet is devoid of other good brands. You post pics of your shoes I will post mine, wanna still get cocky?
I have 35 pairs of shoes none less than the most acclaimed brands like Prada, gucci, CD, Porsche design, Hugoboss, dolce & gabbana (not d&g) Hermes and LV's and etc. These all have won their accolades in Leather goods and foot wear. I even get invitations to some of the runway shows. Just because i am here giving my opinion doesnt mean a peanut like try to teach me fashion.