Originally Posted by refinery
This is hilarious.
Some people would rather splurge on clothes, electronics, automobiles, etc.
Does it honestly matter?
I've seen people who show of their Patek Philippe watches and wear Brioni suits, but they don't look any good. They look like people who don't have anything except the clothes on their back to make any good impression.
Anyways, the more pathetic side in this argument are the people exhibiting elitism because they sport RLPL items and can't imagine themselves wearing anything that could be bought in their local mall. Neiman Marcus for me only!
EDIT: Oh, a good comparison is how elitist audiophiles can only listen to their music when they use their Stax headphones attached to a pre-amp and an amplifier.
No one needs a 5k set up to listen to FLACs to enjoy their music. They act disgusted when they cannot listen to their freestyle jazz going through equipment that takes up a whole cabinet. I'm sorry that I didn't spend thousands on Red Wine Audio products to hear songs. I must be a horrible person.
A lot of people on this forum don't care about price, they care about quality. Some of the best dressed posters here wear some of the most inexpensive clothing, elitism has nothing to do with it. The reason most people here hate on BR is because there are so many better options in that price range, like Uniqlo, JCrew or Gap. Same reason people here hate on Gucci, D&G and the like... its all about the name, and the fact that it's almost lazy.. the designers have gotten lazy because they can fall back on their already established name and people will still buy their pieces, all because of the name. Other designers actually put inspired work into their garments, and it takes a keen eye to see beyond all the BS of labels and marketing to actually find a cool, quality piece. Same reason people buy Bose, they don't have a fucking clue about speakers and the sound quality they offer, they just hear Bose's name, so they think it's the best.