By all means ... The best delusion of it all is someone daring to 'judge' others for consumption (I hear Hilary Clinton's voice screeching in the background, why is that?), and making a whole bunch of assumptions. The best was the petite-bourgeois comment (a tired slang offered up by hippies and wannabe bloggers, mostly), and the foul and angry charge at those of us who in Fuuma's words "are born into it". Is there a point there? I assure you we don't "show off" and we don't care.
My response was to not respond; I typically ignore those who, like Fuuma, have no idea what they are talking about and the whole thing is very sad.
There's a lot of Green Party "consumerism" and "neo-marxism" drivel being espoused right now in Canada, along with NDP socialists (yes, you are lucky not to have to put up with that line of thinking in America, for it is delusional, indeed, and we face it everyday up here. It is more than tiring, and it is to that "justify" attitude to which I initially responded, as have many others here). Enough said, except to say that knocking people for style and consumption on a board dedicated to style and consumption? What a hypocrite. Then, it's what I would expect from someone who actually thinks sneakers and denim are "refinement" or, as here:
"I like the crazy japanese brands though, stuff like this (or many CDG collections):http://www.stylezeitgeist.com/forums...ead.php?t=7478
Not exactly the stuff of refinement, nor would it "fit" in a boardroom, I might add. I say again: hypocrite and drivel.
BTW, as to my Porshe, that was a comment reflected to environmentalism drivel; it's a vintage Targa actually, which I've fully restored for my own pleasure and enjoyment. And among my watch collection (yes, I am a collector) I've a terrific historical piece, a WWII Rolex made in Canada, actually, and it's keeping great time, thanks. Like I said, I like it, the history of it, and the fact that these actual watches were worn by the CDN military (I've many others, but that particular one belonged to my father who was there, and I like the whole mystique of it: and that is all that matters - hardly to "show off", then, "people born into it" don't do that - about the only thing said that was right, but even that is wrong).
Justify to yourself, people. That's all that matters.
It is time to go back to work, really.