Originally Posted by Erichmax
The kind of people who judge you not by your character, but by what you drive, where you live and WHAT YOU WEAR. Working there, wearing brands that impress is necessary for upward motility.
I can't speak for China, but this isn't true for Seoul, Tokyo, or Hong Kong. This is especially false for Seoul, where ostensible branding is actually going to be deleterious to upward mobility, at least in corporate Korea.
Originally Posted by Patek14
You guys can flame and troll the OP as much as you want but it doesn't change the fact that this thread touches on a critical topic that all you clothing nerd snobs forget.
While appearing attractive to the opposite sex (i.e., brand agnostic fit/style appropriateness and genetics above all else), the real question is, what is most likely to be perceived as exclusive to others? It all boils down to what people are aware of, which is generally big name fashion brands - Armani, Prada, Gucci, etc
. If a label dual-makes for men and women and is still popular in the world of aspirational women's products, that is what you want.
You could run your mouth all day about your nice incotex trousers, your Edward green shoes, and your brioni shirt, but chances are this draws a blank with all but a special subset of women (those who dated/married clothing snobs or who had a very wealthy father)
"Clothing nerd snob." I like that. Though I don't look down on people who don't try to dress in anyway, I definitely due look down on people who try and fail. I don't judge the direction, but I can be a dick about the execution. Anyway, it's a good description.
And while I agree that Edward Green is likely not going to ring any bells with women, I promise you they recognize quality. They won't know why, but I'll bet dollars to donuts that they can tell that the Edward Green is nicer than the Bally.