Originally Posted by MickeyPunch
I've wondered the same. Not just SLP but SF in general. The way I see it, if someone spends $5K in a jacket I'm assuming he's making A LOT of money and he must have a huge house(s) and a $100K+ car.
SF attracts a wealthy crowd. SW&D tends to be younger, so you'll have wealthy families, but if you mosey on over to the MW side you'll see that most forumites are successful in their respective fields. While some may spend 5K on a leather jackets, others drop 4K on custom suits, and then if you add in a couple shirts etc. you're at 5K easy, too.
Anyway, who cares if wealthy kids are buying 5K jackets vs. 35K BMWs? I'm sure almost everyone here is going to or has gone to good colleges and will find success. If you're into looking sharp at a young age you're already way ahead of the curve, at least in the states.