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Old 12-31-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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Maybe your comment was justified, but I have always believed that people with true wealth don't have to prove it. Usually it is not that easy to tell when someone has been brought up with wealth, but the ones new to money are constantly trying to prove how much they have by their comments and possessions.
Not necessarily. Were that true, a great number of goods and service providers, as well as social customs, would fall by the wayside.

Addendum: Interestingly, I have noticed that the gap in clothing between social classes decreases dramatically as the temperature increases (amongst westerners, at least). In northerly climates, I find it easy to guess expenditure on clothing. Out and about, I will view a multitude of bags, boots, shoes, trousers/jeans, sweaters, hats, and coats. In much warmer or tropical climates, I have a much harder time. Occasionally, I'll catch a glimpse of upmarket swimwear (villebrequin or some such). Much of Australia is particularly difficult, as there's a limit to what virtually anyone would spend on shorts, a t-****/polo shirt, and sandals.

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Yes, people who live in NYC would know what we wear. The article you used was written in 2005. We wear linen and cotton, but hey I guess since I live here I would know.
I'll have to agree to disagree with you on wearing cashmere in hot climates.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The best way to tell who is a "rich kid" is to look at the accessories.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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I'll have to agree to disagree with you on wearing cashmere in hot climates.
Ok. What kind of climate do you live in?
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I don't know a alot about tropical climates, but I do know in Puerto Vallarta while the Americans and Canadians walking around on vacation can be in shorts and dressed for warm weather during cooler days (60s, 70s), the Mexicans will be wearing jackets. There's a difference in perspective, for sure, so it's possible some folks (natives or locals) do wear cashmere in warm climates - although I don't have enough experience to have seen it.

Anybody know if people ever wear cashmere, wool, or sweaters in general in LA and Southern California?
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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Ok. What kind of climate do you live in?

Central FL
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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FYI cashmere could be easily worn in hot weather.
I prefer my seersucker suit. I bought it at Sears and I'm a sucker.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:28 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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My family would be considered well into upper-income and our son tends to dress in military surplus fatigue pants, a concert t-shirt, and a 25 year old threadbare hoodie. He has some decent clothes as well, a sports jacket from Macy's (no brand name), Dockers, and a couple of Lauren dress shirts not because of the name brand but rather they were bought on sale at Macy's for $8 each.

By the way--you can definitely tell the difference between knock offs and the real thing.
Really? The knockoff used to be made in China, now there all made in China. So which is the real fake and which is the knockoff fake.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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Live in a high socioeconomic town: To me it Seems like all the girls around here wear northface fleece and those ugg boots (which are pricey).
The cool jox all wear underarmour or very expensive sports jerseys of their favorite hockey or football teams. And very expensive athletic shoes.
Our son: some kind of sloganned or rockband t-shirt with a flannel or hoodie over it... he is not a trendy one - we are middle class.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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I prefer my seersucker suit. I bought it at Sears and I'm a sucker.
brown linen spectators to go with your suit

Strawfut - Wingtip Lace-up Mens Dress Shoes by Allen Edmonds
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