Quite honestly I don't see why you're getting all flustered over how I chose to spend money. I mean, it really doesn't concern you and my posts shouldn't have caused such a big reaction in you. If you want to tell Aaron that a prada messenger bag is too pretentious for school and not to get one then go ahead, but what's the point of proceeding to lecture me when you know nothing of my situation. You might also want to avoid making assumptions about where I get my money and whether I have any savings since you haven't the slightest idea what my financial situation is. Not everyone that attends school is forced to work at Burger King just to make ends meet. Next. Most people probably can't tell a Canali, from a Brioni, from a Zegna, so they won't know what I payed for it and they certainly won't take offense to me wearing a suit which they can't identify. Certainly if the label were plastered on the suit then they might be able to tell, at which point they MIGHT care, but they won't. I've had a lot of dealings with business people of all types and levels of seniority. I've talked to energy people, bankers, people in printing and the list goes on. The one thing the vast majority of them have given me, is not a lecture as you've done, but respect they normally wouldn't dole out to someone my age. They've often commented (usually not directly to me) on how well dressed I am since I obviously present myself a lot better than most kids my age, but beyond that they certainly don't preoccupy themselves with my clothes and how much I spent on them. When they talk to me they get the impression of a young man that's driven, smart as shit, and who can talk about almost anything thanks to a good education and good upbringing. The fact that I present myself well and like expensive clothes has never caused the resentment that it seems to have caused in you. Given the fact that I am buying suits right now to wear to my current job (yes, I have a job AND an income which is far from minimum wage), I don't see why it's a problem for you that I'm asking a couple of questions about whether a particular style, which I personally really like, is appropriate for interviews. The average guy doesn't know sh*t about good clothes (and admittedly doesn't care) and I'm certainly not gonna dress to his standards. And uh, IB isn't quite as casual as you'd like to think. I'm not there yet but I do know people who are. After the tech bubble burst, business casual started to go away. Business casual was just something banks felt forced to follow the crowd on for a short while during the tech boom. It was done in an effort to try and improve job quality for their employees, so that they didn't all jump ship to tech companies, which were all promising to make employees rich with stock options and which allowed employees to wear whatever they wanted. As soon as the bubble burst, the trend started to reverse itself. Business casual is still present, more often during the summers but also on fridays depending on where you're talkign about. Anyway it's irrelevant, you still have to wear suits to interviews. Heh and I really don't know who these companies are selling all their suits to, cause according to you, nobody except maybe CEOs and billionaires, buy nice suits. Here's a little advice for you. Concern yourself less with how much other people make or what they chose to wear. Fine suits, or any item of impeccable craftsmanship, are things a lot of people buy to for their own appreciation. The majority of the population probably couldn't tell the difference between an expensive suit and a cheap one so it's pretty hard to make the argument that we who buy nice suits are doing it solely for the purpose of putting it on display and saying "look at me, I'm the shit cause I'm wearing Brioni." I appreciate the effort and time that goes in to them, but mostly I like the final product. I don't whore to any particular label, I just recognize quality when I see it and that's what I chose to wear. The fact that I chose to dress myself in top quality clothes should be of much less concern to you than it apparently is. Oh btw, I'm getting my BMW next week. Should I get a Honda instead?
Anyway, keep the lecturing to yourself. If you want to offer your opinion then fine, it's the internet; but lecture your kids, not me. Parsons doesn't agree with me either but at least he's smart enough to realize "hey that is me and to each his own." Lastly, I hope I don't turn too many people off with the tone of my post, but it kinda pisses me off when people make all kinds of presumptions about me, my motives for dressing and acting a certain way and my financial situation. I pay for my own schooling, I earn the money I spend on clothes and I don't make anywhere close to minimum wage.