I believe it was Manton who stated somewhere on this forum that there is a tendency in the upper-middle classes to aspire to upper class status and detest the middle classes, and take drastic measures to not be viewed as such. Â Somewhere, I might have picked up this mindset. Â I can relate to it, as embarassing as that might be. Â Definitely, the reason I came to this forum was to learn to dress in a fashion that would definitely not be confused with the mannerisms of the middle classes. Â I can admit that, on an obscure internet forum. Â I would never admit it in person. Â I had assumed, possibly erroneously, that other people attracted to the services of bespoke tailors and shoemakers would share that mindset. Â ... You can't buy good taste, proper manners, and a proper upbringing, but you better believe I'm going to make every attempt to change that if possible.
You can't fake being upper class. You'll be exposed every time.