I make no claim to be completely free of vanity.
My philosophy on personal aesthetics, which we won't get too hung up on here, prioritizes my own enjoyment of an item above that of those around me, but not to the point of excluding external appreciation. Secondly, I find no small pleasure in being able to drive external appreciation without brand recognition.
Perhaps that will clarify my remarks.
And yes, I've seen more people than that one gentleman (who...