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Old 07-15-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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must have been a crappy part of town. I hope you continued to rock the Jackie O look and the Benz.......

 
Old 07-15-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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must have been a crappy part of town. I hope you continued to rock the Jackie O look and the Benz.......
No, it was in a private parking deck, owned by the newspaper, with entry by a pass card, and for employees, only.

And yes, I basically have dressed the same way all my life. However, the older I get, the more likely I am to be in sweats and no makeup at home, for comfort. I should make more of an effort.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Interesting on social status and cars. Around here Buick & Caddys = elderly; Subaru = boomer/yup (I think most folks in Vermont drive a Sube); Honda CRV seems to be vehicle of choice for the Catholics (that is a broad sweeping unfounded statement I'm aware, but all the Catholics I know drive one); Audi, techies and Silicon Valley; BMW and Mercedes to project wealth; Jags the high rollers, etc etc.

People with "newer" high net worth in New England (like those who own half the town's commercial and residential rentals, etc) tend to dress way down (faded jeans and work shirts, old pickups); they seem to have no need to impress anyone and probably want to detract from their wealth. Their image is one of self-confidence and play-down. At any rate I guess I wouldn't do well with the snob factor in some places, even with my new Sube.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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oh. And I should relay--I asked what type of upscale car would not broadcast "GOP" and was told--Volvo, new or old. The older the Volvo, the more likely the driver is a professor, lol.

aof course, this was 12 years ago--not sure Volvo evokes the same "intellectual" signal in 2014.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 11:29 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Interesting on social status and cars. Around here Buick & Caddys = elderly; Subaru = boomer/yup (I think most folks in Vermont drive a Sube); Honda CRV seems to be vehicle of choice for the Catholics (that is a broad sweeping unfounded statement I'm aware, but all the Catholics I know drive one); Audi, techies and Silicon Valley; BMW and Mercedes to project wealth; Jags the high rollers, etc etc.

People with "newer" high net worth in New England (like those who own half the town's commercial and residential rentals, etc) tend to dress way down (faded jeans and work shirts, old pickups); they seem to have no need to impress anyone and probably want to detract from their wealth. Their image is one of self-confidence and play-down. At any rate I guess I wouldn't do well with the snob factor in some places, even with my new Sube.
Things are soooo different i the South. What one chooses to wear distinguishes between blue collar and white collar, more than with wealth.

People who move in from the NE don't have a clue.

If you dress down here, it means you don't have a very upscale background--as that type of dress is not allowed at country clubs, lol.

And the big clue that a person is not from old money: short sleeve shirts (unless the Hawaiian type shirt).

Everyone has a truck or SUV for "every day." No one under 65 would be caught dead in a cadillac, except for sports celebs and gangstas (Escalade). Now, a Navigator is ok.

The car of choice: BMW.

The best Sweet 16 gift: Momma's used BMW.

Subarus are very popular in the mountains of NC. Students as well as residents of mountain counties often drive Subies, as well as Jeeps.

The wealthy part time residents with children drive Porsche Cayennes, BMW SUVs, Audi wagons.

The wealthy over 65 tend towards Lexus and Benzes, the occasional cadillac. Haven't seen a Lincoln Town Car around here in years.

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Interesting on social status and cars. Around here Buick & Caddys = elderly; Subaru = boomer/yup (I think most folks in Vermont drive a Sube); Honda CRV seems to be vehicle of choice for the Catholics (that is a broad sweeping unfounded statement I'm aware, but all the Catholics I know drive one); Audi, techies and Silicon Valley; BMW and Mercedes to project wealth; Jags the high rollers, etc etc.

People with "newer" high net worth in New England (like those who own half the town's commercial and residential rentals, etc) tend to dress way down (faded jeans and work shirts, old pickups); they seem to have no need to impress anyone and probably want to detract from their wealth. Their image is one of self-confidence and play-down. At any rate I guess I wouldn't do well with the snob factor in some places, even with my new Sube.
I think it's a state law you have to drive a Subie or VW in VT to live there. Pretty sure.

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oh. And I should relay--I asked what type of upscale car would not broadcast "GOP" and was told--Volvo, new or old. The older the Volvo, the more likely the driver is a professor, lol.

aof course, this was 12 years ago--not sure Volvo evokes the same "intellectual" signal in 2014.
Volvo or Saab. And we all know what side teachers are, sooooooooo..........???

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Things are soooo different i the South. What one chooses to wear distinguishes between blue collar and white collar, more than with wealth.

People who move in from the NE don't have a clue.

If you dress down here, it means you don't have a very upscale background--as that type of dress is not allowed at country clubs, lol.

And the big clue that a person is not from old money: short sleeve shirts (unless the Hawaiian type shirt).

Everyone has a truck or SUV for "every day." No one under 65 would be caught dead in a cadillac, except for sports celebs and gangstas (Escalade). Now, a Navigator is ok.

The car of choice: BMW.

The best Sweet 16 gift: Momma's used BMW.

Subarus are very popular in the mountains of NC. Students as well as residents of mountain counties often drive Subies, as well as Jeeps.

The wealthy part time residents with children drive Porsche Cayennes, BMW SUVs, Audi wagons.

The wealthy over 65 tend towards Lexus and Benzes, the occasional cadillac. Haven't seen a Lincoln Town Car around here in years.
Word on the street years ago was Henry Ford was a huge anti semitic, in regards to your Town Car post. Just sayin'.

Please specify the short sleeve shirt style; I mat have to have a bonfire. Does this include my tee shirt from Tractor Supply that says high maintenance cowgirl?

Yeah, we are still clinging to our ways and not falling for the political correctness up nawth.

Southern girls still wear pearls. I can't wait.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Southern girls still wear pearls. I can't wait.
Oh good news finally. I have pearls - I fail in all other areas of acceptability Actually, I like being the nawthern REBEL.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 01:34 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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And the big clue that a person is not from old money: short sleeve shirts (unless the Hawaiian type shirt).
Do you mean I'd be considered nouveau riche because I wear button-down short sleeve sport shirts fom L.L. Bean? But you're saying Hawaiian shirts are considered the mark of the nobility?

N.B. I do not own a t shirt; I don't even know how to write it.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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HiW, I would love to send you a Tractor Supply tee shirt with an American flag blazing across the front. I am wearing mine now.

What does N B stand for??????
 
Old 07-15-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Here's a link to a little ditty about cars and their drivers from Bill Morrissey:

(Fans of the radio show Car Talk may recognize it)

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...Bill+Morrissey
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