1. LV may be hype to some of u people. But it's been a staple in traveling and a fashion coulture house for years upon years. Where Gucci went from nothing in the early 90s, to a great brand due to Tom Ford, to a brand that just slaps on double Gs on anyhting possible.
What does that prove though, its true LV has been around for about a century now, but its all about hype now with the brand. Yes, to some people its the classic brand like to my parents but to everyone else, buying LV bandana and backpacks thinking their cool without even knowing how old the company is. All they see are celebrities wearing it and automatically assume its greatest thing in the world. Thats hype no matter how you put it. I buy Prada/Gucci not because I saw celebrities wearing it, because I honestly have not seen celebrities wearing some Gucci Slip-ons, I buy it because I like it.Quote:
2. LV sneakers are much higher quality than prada sneakers/ gucci sneakers. Worth the price? I still don't think so. But still a difference in design and construction.
I would have to say their the same in quality and of course different design but they do have sneakers with the LV monogram everywhere as well. I still say the quality is the same with Gucci/Prada, LV just cost more because of the name and yes I do agree Gucci and Prada does cost more because of the name as well, but not as much as LV. If it was up to par with the quality of a well built bespoke shoes, I would agree with you, but its not. I believe Ferragamo has better quality that LV shoes.Quote:
3. Marc Jacobs > Any Prada sports line sneakers
I don't know about that. I haven't really seen any nice MJ shoes that is totally original from Vans. Its pretty much a re-hashed Vans. i like the designs especially the slip-ons but he can be more creative than combining different colors. I still can't wait for the new MJ x Vans Sk8 Hi's/wingtips though,Quote:
4. I don't own any LV sneakers, I don't believe in wasting money on casual wardrobe nowadays. I spend most of the week at work so suits attire is a must. So by designer footwear, i have a closet full of LV/Gucci/Prada/Ferragamos/Dior Homme laceups, boots, and loafers. Most of my LV stuff consists of wallets, trunks, bags, ties, cufflinks and various stuff not from the Classic collection. ANd i've posted them on pickup treads before.
I can't argue with that, I would do the same if my work required me to dress up more. I'm getting there though with Etro, Paul Smith, Dior Homme suits, and Ferragamo dress shoes. However, I don't think you can call it a waste of money if you wanted to buy something you really like. I buy more high-end sneakers because thats mainly what I wear and if I like it, whether its a $300 Prada/Gucci or a $50 Vans, I buy it.
No hate here, just the same passion for shoes in a different way. I would still love to see some of your loafers/dress shoes though, so post if you can.