- Jan 13, 2007
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On clothing - designer is rarely about quality. Dana Thomas is pretty good on this in her original book Deluxe. I have some respect for Gucci as their tailoring is always decent, Caruso level. And we know about Tom Ford. But most of the designer brands are pretty junky - I always remember how impressive the original Thom Browne stuff was just because it was all tailor made to a high standard. @SpooPoker has many times more experience here than any of the rest of us though...here's an interesting one. all those high end fashion brands we all covet finding... hermes, LV, gucci, saint laurent, dior (the current stuff, not the out of date ones) . what level of actual quality are we talking? my gut says better than prada, but nothing like loro piana.
as far as bags and wallets, i'm a total noob. will a ghurka bag or wallet blow the doors off a hermes equivalent? or is ghurka shit too compared to something even more baller?
to be clear, i'm talking materials and quality of construction. you know, with that in mind, Alden makes a better shoe than Gucci. so, like Ghurka makes a better bag than Hermes.
Aren't all the "it bags" corrected grain leather? Isn't that still cheap leather compared to Horween or similar?
On bags / leather goods - start here:https://www.styleforum.net/threads/the-definitive-manbag-thread-part-ii-2014.429518/