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Old Today, 09:51 AM
 
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You know, I'm really not sure. One rule in life is never let nobody know, how much dough you hold. But I've seen a lot of bulked up dudes with spiked hair or intricate shape ups cut into their hair, wearing gold chains, driving neon colored trucks and white BMWs, throughout the city.

Their wives wear a lot of colorful clothing and large earrings. They're of all different nationalities and say that they "make bank". The shows Love and Hip Hop, and Jersey Shore, depict the upper middle class in this way. I mostly see them in more affluent areas with homeowners, such as Rego Park Queens, Staten Island, Westchester Square, Bayside Queens, Mt Vernon, and Wakefield.

There's also a real estate element among the UMC: tiny mansion-like houses filled with pink marble, gold trim and Grecian columns on the outside. Some of them also ride tiny and colorful motorcycles. In down to earth areas where there are a lot of newer immigrants I don't see them that much but they exist as an element of the population.

Also a lot of the upper middle class likes expensive beverages like Hennessy, Remy Martin and Ciroc. Remy and Hennessey as a prestige drink to indicate that you are rich, are popular among Asian guys over age 50, while Ciroc and Hennessey in cocktail form are more popular among people from a purely Americanized background including the children of immigrants. I have to admit that a cognac cocktail tastes much better than drinking it straight up like my dad does. But I'm more down to earth, and drink E&J or Christian Brothers not Henny.
Eh, what you describe is not upper or upper middle class, it is white trash with money that tries to look and act as they think upper class does. Wanna see real upper class? Walk through Upper West/East Side, Tribeca, Brooklyn Heights.

 
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Eh, what you describe is not upper or upper middle class, it is white trash with money that tries to look and act as they think upper class does. Wanna see real upper class? Walk through Upper West/East Side, Tribeca, Brooklyn Heights.
Yes, I've been to the area by Hunter College and Baruch College. The people there just wear khakis and are old. They look like they're going to work or just tired and don't care in fact they look kinda poor and crusty. You're right the people I see are new money, now that I think of it.

It's crazy how the new money group hypercorrects their style to look more like the stereotype of a millionaire, meanwhile guys like Steve Cohen wear regular poor people clothes.
 
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Yes, I've been to the area by Hunter College and Baruch College. The people there just wear khakis and are old. They look like they're going to work or just tired and don't care in fact they look kinda poor and crusty. You're right the people I see are new money, now that I think of it.

It's crazy how the new money group hypercorrects their style to look more like the stereotype of a millionaire, meanwhile guys like Steve Cohen wear regular poor people clothes.
They don't wear "regular poor people's clothes". It just looks that way to you because you don't know what you're looking at. They wear $2,000 hoodies like this one for example and other stuff like that. They are just not flashy because all this glitter you describe is tacky, in bad taste and screams ghetto. Further, it has nothing to do with old/new money. Stevie Chohen is new money. Your gold chain wearing homies could be owning some kind of family business like a gas station or whatever for several generation and in that sense they are not really new money (nor are they really any money compared to Stevie btw).
 
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