Some people pile up as much as they can, for the sole reason because they can.
Others can appreciated the time, materials and worksmanship needed to create something unique.
They will handle those products with as much respect, pride and care as possible for as long as possible, no matter how much more they can afford.
Style has little to do with dress and a lot to do with attitude, which is why some people will never be regarded as classy or stylish by myself no matter how good their shoemaker or tailor might be.
Charles does it right
I've seen these photos, or similar ones, on various occasions. I'm always struck by how clumsily the repairs have been carried out - almost as if His Royal Highness wishes to draw attention to them, which I suspect he does, as he is trying to make a point about waste and living frugally. Had the repairs been properly executed, they would be virtually invisible.
He also has quite small feet, which makes the trouser legs seem rather flappy.