I understand that most men do not care for high-end products; I do not fail to comprehend why a man would prefer not to spend as much as he could on a complete outfit on a single item. Sometimes money may not even be the question, for there are certain long-term considerations to be had when purchasing a luxury good; however, I can honestly say that there are times when the label is more than just a name or image but rather a true sign of craftsmanship, uniqueness, and style. In fact, sometimes these things are one and the same.
Personally, a luxury item that I will always stand by is any one pair of Saint Laurent boots. I know the price tag will almost certainly turn most people away, but before you do, allow me to help you understand that there is a good reason for it. For all the compliments I receive when wearing a pair of these boots, they mean far more than that: the leather looks great and only gets better with age; the construction is sleek and formfitting, which provides a look that is distinctly Saint Laurent, requiring not a single label to do so; and most of all – this is something every man longs for in a pair of shoes – they are comfortable.
I have been through dozens of shoes looking for exactly what Saint Laurent has provided me. At times I have opted for the cheaper pair to complete a look, but you can trust me that there is no point to this process, for it always plays out and ends in the same way. Actually, let me walk you through it in five easy steps!
- You wear.
- You destroy.
- You don’t bother spending more than the shoe is worth to fix it.
- You repeat.
- You eventually get that much closer to having spent as much on Saint Laurent.
I will be honest in saying that I have found a few pairs of cheaper shoes that have provided their worth, but these are few and far in between. I cannot say that if you try to play soccer or go hiking in these boots, they will remain intact, but I promise that with a little care they will hold up with regular wear and look better as the years go by.
Here is the bottom line: if you want a pair of shoes that will last for years while also helping you stand out from the crowd, there is no better way to do it. Look, even if you have to spend your entire outfit fund on a pair of these boots, at least you can sleep easy knowing that all you’ll need to pair with them are jeans and a t-shirt. A simple combination like that will have you looking better than almost anyone else out there. Don’t believe me? Just look at Harry Styles.
Written by guest blogger Jude Farjami.