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Old 01-01-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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Slim-Fit Big Pony Polo - Custom-Fit * Polos - RalphLauren.com

I think its stupid when people wear those kind of big horse shirts. It's kinda like showing off but then again its very nice looking.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: The State Line
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They advertise all that crap on prime time TV now. I doubt most will have heard of the names of stuff the really well off wear. Why would wealthy people want to wear the above brands when you can buy knock off versions of them and not tell the difference?
Middle class will wear the Lauren/Ralph Lauren and Ralph/Ralph Lauren line, while the Upper class may wear the more exclusive black, blue, and purple labels.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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only rich wear ralph lauren

hardly.

Depends on the color of the label. And even those more "exclusive" lines get marked down considerably.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Slim-Fit Big Pony Polo - Custom-Fit * Polos - RalphLauren.com

I think its stupid when people wear those kind of big horse shirts. It's kinda like showing off but then again its very nice looking.
I won't buy the Lauren with the big pony. I think it's crass.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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hardly.

Depends on the color of the label. And even those more "exclusive" lines get marked down considerably.
Exactly. I wear almost all better brand/designer clothing, but never pay retail. I wait until the end of the season and get it at 50-90% off. I prefer classic styles, so they'll still be in style for years to come.

If you develop a relationship with a sales clerk they will put things aside and call you when the big markdowns happen.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I was recently at a store in Lake Placid and a girl in her late teens was asking her dad for a woman's Bogner ski jacket. Northface who?
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: The State Line
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This is an elitist comment. You have no idea if he owns cashmere or not. Cashmere is expensive, but where I live it is too hot to wear it. The rich kids here wear a lot of Ralph Lauren, but so do a lot of kids who are not so rich. Most places kids want to look alike.
On the surface, different classes of kids may wear brand name clothing, but that doesn't mean the average kid will pay the same price as the well-off kid. More than likely, someone more well-off, may have no problem paying that price for a sweater directly from the company, while the average kid will purchase a similar sweater that might have been from last season or so from Ross, Marshalls or TJ Maxx from a discounted price. Looking alike doesn't mean spending alike.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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I don't think there's an easy answer to this question, now that I think about it. Regional culture plays a factor as well. Wealthy New Englanders are generally more fiscally conservative, and less gaudy with their choices. Not to mention, New England in general isn't as fashion forward as New York City for example, and are likely not to care less if they wear sweatpants, etc. "Dressing well" for a special event (i.e. going to the Symphony) in New England means "preppy", while dressing well for a similar event in New York might be more formal.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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J Crew has gone down in quality, that's why I stopped shopping there a decade ago.

Gap started carrying clothes that were Old Navy quality and they eventually decreased the quality of the ON lines.

i've noticed a lot of brands taking their quality a notch down
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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I was recently at a store in Lake Placid and a girl in her late teens was asking her dad for a woman's Bogner ski jacket. Northface who?
I've seen Bogner Ski pants discounted in the $150 range.

There's not really much in terms of clothing/accessories that can't be bought by anyone with a decent salary. Want to show of your wealth? Show off your real estate holdings.
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