|ugh. kaput GEOX shoes in their fourth year (shoelaces removed)|
You think, luxury goods have spoiled me, that I am expecting too much, f.e. better ageing? In the end those so called luxury goods don't seem to be that luxurious after all.
Calculated by "cost per wear" this pair of BALLY trainers was cheaper than any pair of shoes you find in bargain bins on the High Street.
|BALLY trainers in their 19th year|
Yes, I can see what you can see: these shoes do look quite old. Probably because they ARE old. :-) But: they are intact! No holes, even the shoelaces made it up to their 19th year.
Conclusio: I will remain loyal to the high end stores. The standards of luxury brands have probably declined over the past decades and that a future pair of BALLY trainers will probably not make it to its 10th anniversary. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ *shrugging shoulders* Time will tell.
Meanwhile I will focus a a new product group:
This well curated choice did take me about 10 months. LOL
Those 10 months were a pleasant sensory journey.
Apropos time will tell: over the past 5 years the steel crown aka timekeeper as pictured below has undergone various stress test: walks in the soaking wet Scotish Highlands, off-road tracks on dusty Siberian islands. Not to forget long bicycle rides on cobble stone roads on a daily basis.
|Cost per wear: declining on a steady basis|
Those nice Junghans Max Bill watches? I don't see them working on my wrist after 5-10 years, due to my physical demanding lifestyle. Renewing them they would force me to return to the stores, on a frequent basis. Yes, I call every 5 years a frequent basis. ;-)) ... which leads me back to the beginning of this posting.
Oh, not to forget: Being a fan of timeless, classic styles helps, too. Big time!.